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