Sunday, April 29, 2012

Almond Poppyseed Protein Pancakes

Say goodbye to boring pancakes.  These little gems are packed with protein, probiotics, and whole grains.  They are so easy to make that you could even make them for a weekday breakfast.  I can't get over how moist and fluffy they are, especially considering the very short ingredient list.

They are made with almond greek yogurt, but if you can't find that flavor, you could easily use plain greek yogurt and add 1/4 t almond extract.  If you can find that flavor, it's divine.  I was a bit skeptical at first but I found myself trying to scrape every last bit from the inside of the yogurt cup after I had made these.
Anderson Erickson, you are geniuses.
Also, if you can't find poppy seeds at your grocery store, try the customer service counter.  I know weird.  I searched and searched in the spice aisle.  I went to the health food section.  Nothing.  Finally I just asked someone and they directed me to customer service.  I asked for the poppy seeds and the lady there took out a small container for me from a locked drawer, and I paid her the 69 cents.  Apparently they had a serious issue with people stealing them?  Strange.  Maybe I'm just naive, but I can't for the life of me understand why someone would want to steal poppy seeds.

Back to pancakes.  Make these.  You won't regret it.

Almond Poppyseed Protein Pancakes
(serves 2)

Ingredients - 
  • 1 6 oz container greek yogurt (almond flavored, or plain with 1/4 t almond extract)
  • 1 c old fashioned oats
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 3/4 c milk (I used vanilla unsweetened almond milk but whatever you have will work)
  • 6 drops stevia extract (or 1 T sugar)
  • 1/2 T poppy seeds
Directions - 
-Heat skillet over medium heat
-Add yogurt, oats, chia seeds, milk, stevia to blender
-Blend until well combined
-Stir in poppy seeds
-Pour onto hot skillet that's been sprayed with cooking spray
-Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown

-Serve with a pat of butter, maple syrup and chopped strawberries (or whatever you like on your pancakes)

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2 Comments:

At May 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Just made these! I added a bit of flax and banana...unfortunately I think the banana made them too thick cuz they didn't cook thru for me, ha ha! Oh well, they were still completely amazing! And I love how they only have oats and yogurt, not oil and flour!

 
At May 9, 2012 at 1:10 PM , Blogger What's Annie Making? said...

Oh I'm sorry they didn't cook all the way through. Banana sounds like a great addition. You might have try to play around with the amount of oats. Or add some milk to thin it out?

 

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