When trying to create a healthy, allergy-friendly breakfast, pancakes are not ranked high on that list. Substituting dairy, egg, refined sugar, and gluten with much more nutritious ingredients, yet not compromising the taste and texture, is a must! This recipe does just the trick and will leave you feeling satisfied until your next meal.I took a nice break from cooking and running and had an enjoyable evening with my man this week. What better way to spend our time together than watching Billy Joel perform at Madison Square Garden. He still has what it takes to get the crowd moving and the stadium was packed! Let’s call it a pre-birthday treat since the big day is next week.
I am back to cooking and it was time for a change in this house… at least in the morning. Although I did revamp my breakfast porridge, The Best Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, by adding a little pizzaz with a seasonal favorite pumpkin and spice, but that that wasn’t enough!
We have to thank Mrs. Fall for all her lovely amber fruits and vegetables that are ever so inspiring and tasty, but most importantly nutritious. Who here doesn’t like sweet potatoes or pumpkins? Incorporating these delectable fall favorites with some non-inflammatory and nutritionally packed ingredients went over well with my boys!
Fortunately, the autumn vibe continues and by adding a twist to this all-American favorite, a new and loved breakfast treat was born. I decided to take this unhealthy dish and transform it into a protein-packed, allergy-friendly, tasty delight my whole family could enjoy.
When it comes to pancakes it is everything Kid 1 cannot eat all in one bite. I certainly did not let that stop me from working my magic. Eliminating butter completely, using almonds and oatmeal instead of traditional flour, substituting flax meal for egg, and my favorite of all, maple syrup instead of refined sugar gave this dish a high ranking as a super healthy breakfast.
The best part about these pancakes is that my boys couldn’t even tell the difference from the original recipe. Little did they know it is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and that leaves a mom feeling great about sending her kids off to school with a nice full belly and a big smile.
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