Our weekends usually begin with a yummy batch of warm pancakes, topped off with Agave maple syrup. Then we head off to get some exercise at soccer games or the park. Try out this recipe and let me know what you think! I hope you find it as tasty as we have!
Whole Grain Pancakes
(Family Size-Serves 6-8)
by Jenni Oates
- 3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melt if it has hardened)
- 3 eggs
- 3 Tbsp. Agave
- 1 cup Shaklee Instant Protein Mix
- 2 cups whole wheat bread flour (or 3 cups if you do not have the Instant Protein)
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 4 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
Pre-heat griddle on medium high (400 degrees F). Put all wet ingredients into a blender or Vita-Mix and blend. Add the dry ingredients and blend until just slightly lumpy. Grease griddle with coconut oil. Pour batter onto griddle (about 1/4 cup at a time) and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip and cook on the other side. Serve with butter and maple syrup.
**A favorite in our house, and a money saver, is to take Agave and add maple extract to make our own maple syrup! It saves a lot of money, tastes just like the real thing, and is lower on the glycemic index than maple syrup!
**We use Shaklee Instant Protein in all of our cooking that includes flour. It is designed to be a flour substitute and is an incredible way to get all your essential amino acids (it actually includes all 23 amino acids, but has the 9 essential ones that your body can not produce on it’s own). Amino acids are the building blocks for nearly every function in your body so they are absolutely essential to have every day. Adding Instant Protein to your food is a great, easy, and tasty way to do this!
**If you are a smaller family or a single, half this recipe, or bake the whole batch and freeze them for another day!
Staples in My Kitchen:
I keep these ingredients on hand at all time because I use them on a regular basis–Agave, Flax Meal, and Shaklee Instant Protein! Agave is the better choice for sweetening (Stevia and Xylotol are even better, I’m just not as proficient in cooking with them!), Flax Meal is high in Omega’s, and Shaklee Instant Protein gives us our amino acids…the building blocks of protein. Try adding these to your pantry and improve your health!