Why is breakfast so much fun?
I realize that breakfast isn’t fun for some people. Rather, it’s just another thing they have to worry about and some choose to forget about it completely. However, that is not me at all. Breakfast is the one meal that I like to have the most fun with. Lately, I’ve been finding myself thinking of new breakfast creations days in advance. Of course it has a lot to do with this month’s Breakfast Challenge, but it also has to do with my current obsession with chia puddings.
I find myself dreaming of different chia pudding flavour combinations all throughout my day. I’ll get an idea in class and have to jot it down or I will be at the mall and have to type the idea into my phone and save it within my Notepad. Wherever I am, I am thinking of chia pudding lately, which is why I think Wendy and I are such great friends!
Wendy and I have been friends for a very long time and just as I dream about chia pudding flavours, Wendy dreams of pancakes!
Today we have a guest post from my pancake-loving-friend today, so I’ll let Wendy take over now and let her tell you a little about her self and share one of her favourite pancake recipes that she has created!
Thanks so much Meg for asking me to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes- Pancakes!!!
My name is Wendy Moore. I’m a fitness enthusiast with a huge passion for healthy cooking. I’m currently enrolled as a student in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition program. I have a true passion for the health and wellness industry and can hardly wait to put my certifications and knowledge to work.
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast! I grew up on pancakes as a child, but needed to find a healthier way to prepare them. The beauty of this recipe is you can get as creative as you want. I posted this recipe on my Instagram feed and Meg immediately asked me to share this with her readers! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Chocolate Blueberry Pancakes Pancakes
- 1 large egg
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 -3 drops of Vanilla Stevia or you can use stevia packets
- 4 TBS Coconut Flour
- 1 TBS Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1/4c fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. psyllium husk (Feel free to omit this ingredient; however it keeps the pancakes thick and fluffy!)
Non-stick spray or coconut oil for coating your fry pan
Ingredients (Blueberry Filling/Topping):
2-3 TBS Low Fat Cottage Cheese (I whip my cottage cheese in a food processor so its nice and creamy!)
1 -2 TBS vanilla whey protein
1/4c fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
5-6 drops vanilla crème liquid stevia
1.5 TBS Dark Cocoa Powder
2 TBS almond milk
Combine until you achieve your desired consistency.
Instructions: First, combine wet ingredients in a bowl. This includes the egg, egg whites, and unsweetened almond milk. I like to whip it around real good to make it frothy and light. Mix all of your dry ingredients, which include your coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, psyllium husk and stevia. Combine the wet and dry and mix until well combined. If your batter looks to thick, just add another TBS or two of the almond milk until you get your desired consistency. Stir in your 1/4c of the blueberries I use a large pancake griddle when making mine. You could also use a non-stick frying pan and coat it with some coconut oil and set the stove to low-medium heat. Allow your pan to heat up nice and hot. For uniform size pancakes, I use my 1/4c to make smaller pancakes. Pour your batter into the pan and use a spoon to spread it out into a circle. Once the pancakes bubble, flip and allow to cook on the opposite side.
While pancakes are cooking, prepare your cheesecake icing/filling in a small bowl. Combine all ingredients and mash some of the blueberries into the filling. You can leave some whole if you like to scatter yours on top!
Plate your pancakes. You can use some of your filling between pancake layers or simply drizzle it on top. Enjoy!!!
Do you love pancakes? What would your favourite pancake flavour combination be?
See you tomorrow with another recipe!