Recipe by Michelle von Hahn
Forward by Iron Vegan
Ready for a deliciously nutritious way to start your day? Look no further than these amazingly fluffy protein pancakes. This is what makes them special:
Protein: Iron Vegan Athlete’s BlendTM contains a powerful combination of plant-based ingredients which help support your immune health and your performance
Flax Eggs: flaxseed is an important functional food that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids and is rich in fibre and protein1
Cinnamon: where to begin? In addition to being a flavourful spice, it's known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties2. Did you know? This spice has been popular for some time, with Traditional Ayurvedic medicine using cinnamon extracts for conditions like arthritis, diarrhea, and menstrual irregularities2
• 1 cup almond or oat flour
• 1 scoop Natural Vanilla Iron Vegan Athlete's Blend
• 2 medium eggs or flax eggs (see note below)
• 1 cup oat milk
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 tablespoon avocado oil for frying
• Toppings: dairy-free or regular yogurt, sliced banana, maple syrup
1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl until combined.
2. Add in the wet ingredients and mix again until combined. The batter will be on the thicker side.
3. Heat the avocado oil in a frying pan on medium/low heat.
4. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the batter and spread it onto the pan. Cook each side for 1-2 min.
5. Top with your toppings and enjoy!
Note: To make your flax eggs, combine 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed with 5 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Let the mixture sit for 5 min and it will form a "gel like" mixture.
Goyal, A., Sharma, V., Upadhyay, N., Gill, S., & Sihag, M. (2014). Flax and flaxseed oil: an ancient medicine & modern functional food. Journal of food science and technology, 51(9), 1633–1653. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-013-1247-9
Medagama A. B. (2015). The glycaemic outcomes of Cinnamon, a review of the experimental evidence and clinical trials. Nutrition journal, 14, 108. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-015-0098-9