Thursday, August 29, 2013

Flaxseed Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes for breakfast is basically dessert for breakfast.  As a kid, my pancakes were basically just a vehicle for syrup and chocolate chips.  That is probably why my mom only made them on very special occasions!  I still love a good stack of chocolate chip pancakes dowsed in syrup and topped with whipped cream but I never feel great about it after the fact.  

These flaxseed and oatmeal pancakes are an awesome alternative.  Not only are these cakes low in fat and full of good-for-you ingredients but they are really yummy.  


1 cup whole wheat
2 tablespoons flax meal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Maple of agave syrup

1. In a large bowl combine flour, oats, flax meal, baking soda and powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. 
2. In another bowl whisk together eggs, almond milk, oil, vanilla, and brown sugar. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined. 
3. Heat griddle and spray with cooking spray.  Pour pancake batter onto griddle (I made 5 large pancakes with my batter but you can make yours any size). When bubbles form on top, flip your pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown.
4. Serve with any type of fruit you like (blueberries and strawberries are my fav) .
5. Top with maple or agave syrup (I used agave).