Updated: May 4, 2018
Truthfully, I wasn't expecting to post this one on the blog. I discovered the base of this recipe when I was about 15 years old. I was looking for a healthy alternative to pancakes... because who doesn't love pancakes?! I remember seeing it on all these health websites, "2 Ingredient Pancakes" "Carb-free Pancakes" etc. Over time, I kept adjusting the recipe to fit my needs and cravings.
As you might have noticed, I've been on a spirulina CRAZE lately. Spirulina pudding, spirulina smoothies, spirulina bowls, and now spirulina pancakes!! Spoiler alert: spirulina donuts coming soon :)
The absolute best part about this pancake recipe is that the ingredients are global. You can truly make these anywhere you are in the world when you're in a pinch. The base is really just non dairy milk + 2 eggs + banana + whole oats. I used to make these all the time when I lived in Australia AND when I lived in Ireland. The ingredients are just general house hold staples, no funky stuff. Of course now that I'm home in Calif., I add all the works to make these my perfect nutrition filled breakfast.
Paleo Protein Pancakes (serves 1-2)
3.5 tbsp unsweetened non-dairy milk (oat milk, pea milk, or coconut milk work best)
3/4 ripe banana
2 pasture-raised organic eggs
2 tbsp GF oats
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
2 tbsp Nativa's Superseed Blend (or 1 tbsp ground flax seed & 1 tbsp chia or hemp seed)
1 tbsp nut butter (NuttZo Power Fuel pictured above)
Organic berries or fruit spread (more on this below...)
1. Puree all ingredients except the eggs and cacao nibs in a blender. Once mixed, add the eggs & cacao nibs and blend at a low speed for 3 seconds.
2. Lightly grease a frying pan with avocado oil or coconut oil. Set flame to mid-high temperature.
3. Pour a small amount of batter into the pan. Let the layer crisp slightly, then add a small amount of batter on top to fill out the pancake. Wait to set, then flip.
4. Repeat step 3 until there is no remaining batter. Top with leftover sliced banana, nut butter & sugar-free jam. I personally use Trader Joe's Organic Raspberry Fruit spread - it's just pureed fruits & no added sugars! NOM NATION.