Banana Protein Pancakes & No Mo' Fear

by fitforthesoul in ,


WOW!  (I'm known to always say that word) This morning I set out to go on a little banana adventure ride.  I came up with a recipe that I really wasn't sure how it would turn out!  To be honest, I was scared.  Why was I scared?  Mainly because I was totally improvising with the pancake recipe.   I was also afraid of...ready...? SOY FLOUR...There!  I said it!

I had a bad experience with soy flour the other day while attempting to make some baked goods.  The initial smell when it's still dry is just fine--it smells a bit on the nutty side.  However...once I added the wet ingredients and mixed it all in, I just could not stand the smell!  If anyone out there knows what I'm talking about, I'm sure you know that metallic and almost dirt-like smell it produces when it's wet.

Fortunately, this morning that fear was conquered with a little sugar 'n spice and everything nice.  Scratch the sugar, there's no extra sugar in this recipe. :)

Banana Protein Pancakes

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 C  whole wheat flour

1 TBSP cornmeal

1 TBSP soy flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt (or whatever you have)

1 tsp chia seeds

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:

1 TBSP olive oil

1 egg

1/2 C buttermilk* (Almond milk+1/2 TBSP vinegar or lemon juice)

Directions:

First, start with the buttermilk*.  Measure 1/2 TBSP of vinegar into a measuring cup, and fill it with almond milk all the way up to the 1/2 C mark (wait on it for at least 7 minutes).  While waiting on that mixture, go ahead and in a medium bowl mix all the dry ingredients and stir.  Now in a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.  Finally, add the dry to the wet and whisk--but don't over whisk. Take about half a banana and cut slices.

Set a pan on med-high heat and spray with PAM spray.  With a 1/4 measuring cup, ladle the batter onto the pan.  I made them a wee bit smaller than 1/4 C though.  Right away, stud the pancake with about 2 little banana slices.  You'll know you can flip it when it gets fat and fluffy.

I served mine with raw pecans on top, greek yogurt, and homemade sunflower butter.  It made a total of 2 servings.

So don't be scared of Soy flour like I was!! Errr maybe that's just me? I took this lofty sacrifice for the scaredy-cats out there and the result was awesome fluffy pancakes!

Enjoy and have a blessed &  fantabulous day! <333