Berry Superfood Pancakes

During one of my usual 3am scrolls through the wonderful world of Instagram, I came across a healthy pancake party challenge. Since I'm a sucker for any contest and I love healthy pancakes, I was hooked. My other fantastic recipe for spinach pancakes will be up here soon, but in the meantime enjoy the berry (ha) delicious recipe I created for my superfood berry pancakes.

healthy berry pancakes

Let me back up though; these were created after a wonderful hike with my friend Kelli through Palo Corona park (I sadly watched the Treadmill runners scamper up Inspiration Point, but that day will come soon for me, I'm sure). I took my twins snuggled into their Weego and we walked along a beautiful vibrant-green countryside not far from the beach.

(Really, if you live near Monterey Bay, you must walk/run this area). My rockstar friend ran first then joined me, and we ran into two lovely ultra-runners I know as well as it was all I could do not to cry with jealousy! I am determined though to ease back into running. As a side note, I'd love to know how other recent mothers delved back into running after giving birth. For this fitness junkie, it's all easier barre workouts and fast-walking with a little slow one to two minutes' jogging with the stroller for me so far.

Anyway, when I got home, the babies were hungry and I was hungry, but of course, the twins won out. So by the time they were fed and settled and I had created this recipe, I was. so. hungry. But instead of ruining my appetite and eating snacks, I held out until I had captured the perfect photo. I may have had to reheat the stack twice and eaten them waaay too fast, but dang! They are delicious. Make them yourself and tell me what you think!

gluten-free berry pancakes

Berry Superfood Pancakes

yields 6 mini pancakes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup gluten-free oats

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 teaspoon lucuma powder

1 teaspoon maca powder

1 teapsoon baking powder

2-1/2 tablespoons nondairy coconut yogurt, plain

3 tablespoons coconut milk

1 TBSP Ener-G Vegan egg replacement mixed with 2 TBSP water or 1/4 cup mashed banana

water, if needed

Topping:

frozen organic berries, honey and tapioca or coconut flour as needed

Directions:

1. In a food processor or blender, whir all the ingredients together. Add a little water if batter is too thick, and let sit 10 minutes.

2. Heat a pan or griddle and lightly dab with coconut oil. Cook about 3-4 min each side on medium heat until golden.

3. Microwave or heat frozen berries on the stovetop in a small pan. Whisk hot berry juice with maple syrup and a little bit of coconut flour or tapioca flour to thicken for the "frosting". garnish with reserved warm berries.

superfood pancakes

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