Monday, March 12, 2012

Chia Protein Pancakes

Please excuse the weirdly shaped pancakes pictured- I was too lazy to get a bigger tupperware so just squeezed them into this one.  Luckily, S does not care what shape her pancakes are in, or how I store leftovers.  I made a big batch of these today so she'd have pancakes for the next few days.  If it were up to her, I think S would eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

These are of course also suitable for the adult pancake eater.  M did not have any of this particular batch, as he was playing basketball at the J and getting into "verbal altercations" with his little brother.  His words, not mine!

Make these!
Chia Protein Pancakes
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water, or (nut)milk
1 tsp baking powder
10-15 drops vanilla creme stevia (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Mix your protein powder, baking powder, chia, and coconut flour together.  Stir well to get out any clumps.  Pour your beaten eggs into your bowl and stir.  Add half of your water/liquid and stir.  Add the rest slowly as needed.  Then add your stevia (which you totally don't need, S eats this plain or I wouldn't use it) and give it a last stir.  Cook as you would any pancakes.  This made 12 small-medium pancakes which should last us awhile!

This is a great way to get some omega's into your diet from the Chia seeds.  Also a nice dose of protein in the morning when you probably don't feel like eating much.  Speaking of protein, I'm really stoked about the Local Pig.  This is a brand new charcuterie/butcher that is soooooooo my thing.  Everything is grassfed and pastured, free-range, hormone/antibiotic free.  Hello people!  This is maj.  They cure, smoke, and butcher everything 100% in house.  They use the entire animal and are getting as much of locally sourced as they can.  If that is not something to get super excited about I don't know what is!  I chatted with the owner for awhile and was so impressed by their dedication and commitment to the slow-food anti-corporate GMO processed crap establishment.  It was late afternoon and they were already out of a ton of stuff but we'll be back.  I was lucky enough to get the last dozen pastured organic eggs though, which I can't wait to try.  I suspect I won't be going back to caged chicken eggs fed a steady diet of grains, antibiotics, recycled chicken parts, and hormones any time soon.  Chickens are meant to eat grass and bugs, not corn and chemicals. 

Ok sorry for the rant.  Please try out this awesome new joint in the East Bottoms.  It makes for a fun little excursion, and maybe you can even hit up Vietnam Cafe afterwards like we did!

Now goo eat some pancakes! XoXoGFG


  1. I am so going to try these. Looks yummy!

  2. they are great sharmin! so nice to sneak those chia in wherever you can!