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Brain Booster Pancake Recipe
July 25, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Brain Booster Pancake Recipe

Brain Booster Pancake Recipe

These quick, easy, and delicious Brain Booster Pancake Recipe is high in protein, fiber, and omega 3s – the perfect start to your child’s day!

Brain Booster Pancakes - High in protein, fiber, and omega 3s - the perfect start to your child's day! www.superhealthykids.com

Can you believeĀ it’s already time to start thinking about a new school year?! I’m torn between excitement about getting back on a regular schedule, and dread about, well…having to get back on a regular schedule. šŸ™‚

One thing I have already started thinking about is how to makeĀ this year a successful one for my kids. We got into a little bit of a breakfast rut last year, stuck having the same 2 or 3 meals on repeat. So, this year I’m already testing new simple recipes to make our mornings more exciting.

This pancake recipe experiment has definitely been theĀ favorite test so far! I’m excited to add these to our breakfast rotation this year.

Brain Booster Pancakes - High in protein, fiber, and omega 3s - the perfect start to your child's day! www.superhealthykids.com

I nicknamed this recipe Brain Booster Pancakes. They have everything your child needs to focusĀ and be ready for a successful school day. The protein and fiber will help keep your child feeling full! Studies show that omega 3s canĀ improve mental skills, like thinking, remembering, and learning.

These pancakes are also gluten-free (just make sure to get gluten-free oats) and refined sugar-free! It only takes a few minutes to throw all the ingredients into the blender! Quick, easy, and healthy … It doesn’t get much better than that!

Brain Booster Pancakes - High in protein, fiber, and omega 3s - the perfect start to your child's day! www.superhealthykids.com

Add some extra blueberries on top and a little drizzle of pure maple syrup. I bet the whole family will devour these pancakes! Yay for healthy food and especially healthy breakfasts that taste good!

Looking for some more quick, easy, & healthy real food breakfast recipes? You can find more ofĀ my favorites (including Healthy Homemade Pop-Tarts) and how to make mornings easierĀ in this post – Healthy Breakfasts to Last a Month…in Less than 2 Hours!!

Brain Booster Pancakes - High in protein, fiber, and omega 3s - the perfect start to your child's day! www.superhealthykids.com

Writer’s corner

ā€“ Tiffany is a wife, mom of 4, foodie, dark chocolate lover, creator. She’s also host of the Feel Great in 8 Challenge, and blogger atĀ www.feelgreatin8.com. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and creating healthy real food recipes.

Brain Booster Pancake Recipe

Brain Booster Pancake Recipe
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup – almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 3/4 cup – oats, dry
  • 1/4 cup – flaxseed, ground
  • 1 medium – banana
  • 1 tablespoon – honey
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon – cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon – sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon – baking powder
  • 2 large – egg
  • 1 tablespoon – coconut oil
  • 1 cup – blueberries

Directions

  1. PlaceĀ all ingredients, except eggs, coconut oil and blueberries intoĀ a good quality blender. Blend until oats are ground and everything is mixed well.
  2. Add eggs and pulse until incorporated.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and melt a teaspoon or two of coconut oil or butter. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Drop 3-4 blueberries onto each pancake before flipping. Brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) and serve hot with more blueberries and pure maple syrup. If the batter is too thick to pour, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk to thin.
  4. Enjoy!
* To make this recipe gluten-free, make sure to check for gluten-free oats.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 192 10%
  • Fat: 7 g 11%
  • Carb: 27 g 9%
  • Fiber: 4 g 16%
  • Protein: 6 g 12%
  • Sugar: 10 g
written by
Tiffany Rudd

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Is it possible to omit the banana in this recipe? One of my kids will not eat bananas and can detect them in anything! šŸ™‚

Tiffany Rudd says:

Hey Stephanie!! I’ve never tried them without the banana, but you may be able to replace the banana with 1/3 cup of apple sauce. Hopefully that would give you the same texture and added sweetness. Come back and let us know if you try it!

Mag says:

If I wanted to make these vegan, what would you recommend as my egg substitute? Egg replacer, more ground flax, chia seeds, etc?

Thanks!

Tiffany Rudd says:

Hey Mag! It seems like any of those would work fine. I use this flax/water mixture (or chia seeds in the same amounts) to replace eggs all the time and I’m sure it would work great … http://www.feelgreatin8.com/feelgreatblog/how-to-substitute-flaxseed-for-eggs-in/

Sarah Kennedy says:

Do you think this recipe would work to make waffles in a waffle maker? Thanks.

Tiffany Rudd says:

Hey Sarah! I tried it in my waffle makers yesterday and they tasted great, but I had a hard time keeping them from sticking. So yes, but oil your waffle iron well. šŸ™‚

JH says:

I’m curious about all the warnings I’ve read about not cooking with flax seeds — the heat apparently creates funky unhealthy byproducts. What’s your take on that? And is there an appropriate substitute for this recipe? It looks delicious!

Tiffany Rudd says:

Good question! I’m no expert, but in my research the major opinion seems to be that flaxseed oil should never be heated, but that “when whole or ground flaxseeds are used in baking there is neither oxidative damage to the oils nor degradation of the nutrients.” I hope that helps! šŸ™‚

Kathy Speer says:

Could you freeze the pancakes and reheat in the toaster? Mornings are rough in our house and every little shortcut helps. Thanks for all your great ideas.

Tiffany Rudd says:

YES! I always double or triple the recipe and freeze the leftovers. They reheat in the toaster beautifully! šŸ™‚

Jane says:

My batter was thin. Did I do something wrong?

Tiffany Rudd says:

Oh no, sorry about that Jane! It might just be different locations/humidity, I usually have to thin mine a little. Next time just start with 3/4 cup almond milk and add more until you get the right consistency. The batter will also thicken as it sits. I hope that helps!

Meenal Jethi says:

Hi,
My daughter has a tree nut allergy. Can I replace the almond milk with regular milk? Would that be true for most of your recipes?
Thanks.

Definitely! Great substitute.

Lili says:

These were a success in our home! Substituted cows milk for almond, and wheat bran (1/8th cup) for the flax meal. Told my kids they’re just the same as the pancakes daddy makes (delicious traditional
Homemade) and they ate it up! 4 and 2 year old approved! Thank you!!

Lauren says:

I made the today for my 15 month old and she loved them. So did mummy and daddy. Thank you for the receipe.

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