It's the new year, and chances are you've pinned a ton of "healthy" or "clean" recipes on your Pinterest boards and made some resolutions to eat better or fuel your body in a more wholesome manner. I've always found (and preached) that cooking my own meals has been a great way to learn about what goes into foods and what types of ingredients make my body feel ready to tackle a barre workout at Turn. For more healthy tips, click here and here.
I always do this too - start the year with some crazy ambitious ideas about overhauling my whole outlook, diet, or lifestyle - but what I've discovered (I shared this with my email subscribers a few weeks ago) is that the only thing that will make a lasting difference is making the decision to do the little things differently. Whether that's trying one "clean" recipe, doing one workout class a week, or just taking the stairs at work, those tiny adjustments are going to pay off big time.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand. I made these pancakes on my Instagram story a few weeks ago, and a whole bunch of people messaged me and asked for the recipe. They're really pretty good, and you could easily throw anything on top of them for a snack throughout the day. Maybe even freeze some pancakes ahead of time for meal prep? Just a thought.
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- ¼ C. coconut flour
- 3 TBS milled flax seeds
- 1 TSP cinnamon
- 3 TBS Chia seeds
- Almond milk
- Coconut oil
- Toppings of your choice
- Several hours before preparing the pancakes, stir Chia seeds in almond milk and refrigerate.
- Mash ripe banana in small bowl. Mix in cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs
- Add eggs to bananas while mixing slowly to combine ingredients
- Slowly mix in milled flax seed, coconut flour, stir until combined. Batter may be a bit lumpy, which is fine.
- Melt about 1 TBS coconut oil on a hot pan
- Pour silver-dollar size pancakes on the greased pan over medium heat. Flip once side becomes golden brown. Remove from heat.
- Remove chia mixture from refrigerator - should be gelled together in a pudding-like texture. Use Chia pudding as topping for pancakes, plus honey and fruit or Greek yogurt - whatever you’d like.
If you try my recipe, comment below and let me know how they turned out -
or even better, Instagram them and tag me - @thepdxbelle!