Gluten Free, Dairy Free, sugar free, healthy, GLORIOUS Pancake stack!!
This was my ACTUAL breakfast this Morning - talk about starting the week on a high!
and its not even bad for you!
in fact it's packed full of protein, fibre, electrolytes, potassium, healthy fats, omega 3, antioxidants...basically a whole heap of good stuff.
I went for a 10 mile run very early this morning, before breakfast, so I needed a good refuel when I got home.
if I do a run before breakfast I basically spend the last few miles in a hunger induced state of delirium, dreaming up and imagining upon what sort of delights I will feast and devour upon my return home.
this pleasantly meditative state is actually more often than not where I create new ideas for recipes.
so after a hazy whirl of imagined plates of fancy and beautifully presented food, a pancake stack was the one which popped out, stayed and carried me for that last mile, like a dangling carrot.
but obviously, I knew my body didn't want a load of wheat flour, butter and sugar in order to recover, so I came up with this recipe to incorporate all the nutrients my body wants after exerting itself, while remaining naturally sweet, super satisfying and treat like!
the fact that they are made with mainly milled coconut means that they are still nice and easy on your digestive system, they won't glue your insides! and won't spike your sugar levels in the same way regular flour might. (meaning you won't get that drowsy post starchy carb fest lull),
this is a good slow release energy which will keep you full for hours on end!!
I added a little gram flour (chick pea flour) into the equation to help bind the mixture a little better - which also adds another hefty measure of protein!! - perfect for muscle recovery.
these are really naturally sweet, no added sugar required!! coconut is a wonderful natural sweetener, mixed with the fruits and yoghurts, it's a lovely, satisfying stack of wonder!!
here's the recipe!
these measurements are quite approximate.
-@75g milled coconut flakes (or pre-bought coconut flour)
-1 tbsp. gram flour
-100ml coconut milk drink (I use rude health organic)
-1 tbsp. chia seeds (chicj pea flour)
-1 tbsp. milled linseed (flax)
-half tsp vanilla powder
beat this all together until you get a good thick pouring consistency and then cook small pancakes in a small amount of coconut oil.
I stacked them up with slices of banana, blueberries and dollops of coconut milk yoghurt. (I used coconut collaborative).
As usual I used this, as I try where I can to avoid dairy, but if you prefer a good organic greek yoghurt will work just as well, also whichever fruits you would like to add - strawberries would be good in this too!.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!