Irresistible Superfood Pancakes
Irresistible Superfood Pancakes
Superfood pancakes... need I say more? Nothing beats starting your day off with some pancakes. I usually eat oats as my morning carb, alternating between overnight oats and oat pancakes. Oats make you feel fuller for longer and are packed with fiber; they're great to have at the beginning of your day so you won't be hungry again in an hour (still do... but one can dream.) Having dessert for breakfast seriously satisfies more than anything. Plus it helps me avoid sweet cravings later on. If you can make healthy alternatives to your favorite desserts, DO IT. There's always a healthy alternative for different ingredients and you can enjoy the things you love as much.
What makes these pancakes so special is the superfood I added, Camu Camu powder. This superfood isn't as well known as others, it's an antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory fruit from Brazil with more natural Vitamin-C than any other food source recorded - compared to oranges, it contains 30-50 times MORE vitamin-c It has beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, niacin, phosphorus, protein, leucine, and others. HALF a teaspoon of Camu Camu provides more than 400% of the daily vitamin-c value. It not only strengthens your immune system, it balances your mood thanks to the therapeutic effects of the amino acids and also,supports eye and brain functions.
Don’t want to bore you with all the amazing benefits this superfood has but the list goes on. Bottom line, you should get this superfood and add it to any breakfast you can think of.
It's amazing how many superfoods are out there that we don't know about, I love researching different ones and trying them. I learnt about Camu Camu Powder from watching a documentary that discussed the role of Vitamin-C in the prevention of diseases such as cancer; Camu Camu Powder was mentioned for its naturally high vitamin-c content.. So I decided to get the powder and try it for myself.
The taste isn't as strong as I imagined, not like other superfoods such as matcha, but it isn't like any other fruit you have ever tried. When creating these pancakes, I added so many other flavors you can barely taste the actual flavor of the powder.
Flavors I added to this recipe include cacao, cinnamon and avocado oil. I love the combination of cacao powder with cinnamon, there's nothing like it. I add cinnamon to everything, including my coffee. It just adds that extra sweet taste it needs. Cinnamon and cacao are also said to be amazing for your health containing antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties plus many other benefits. I've been using avocado oil as an alternative to other traditional oils and I love the taste it gives food. It doesn't have a strong taste like coconut or olive oil do when adding to food, but it does give food a different taste.
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Camu Camu powder
1 tsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp avocado oil
1 tbsp flax meal
1 egg white
Sugar-free maple syrup
- In a blender, add all ingredients and blend thoroughly until the mixture is smooth.
- Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
- Pour pancake mixture into small rounded pancakes. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
- Place on a plate and add toppings.