Every weekend Perkin and I have to make either pancakes or waffles. It has become a saturday morning ritual. When you hear the word pancake I know what you're thinking: butter, sugar, processed, unhealthy deliciousness. Ok, that last word remains true in this recipe but there is no butter, not much sugar, and only whole grains! I have made pancakes from scratch quite a few times and here is a link to a great recipe if you want to do that. But what I use for the base is Kodiak Cakes. I am completely obsessed with this company! The ingredients in the mix are: 100% whole grain wheat flour, 100% whole grain oat flour, non-fat dry milk, dry honey, leavening, egg whites, and salt. That is it! No preservatives and all you have to do is add water.
I love adding extra things to the mix to get some extra benefits out of the meal. Above I added 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds and 1 1/2 teapoons of Maca. I ate these pancakes with a tablespoon of almond butter and some organic fruit spread from Trader Joes.
- 1 C Kodiak Cakes (I usually do about 1 1/2 C because Perkin is such a big eater but 1 C would be about right for 2 people)
- 1 C water
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp Maca
*Health hint: I love adding some cinnamon to the batter. It tastes great and is rich in antioxidants. Flax meal would be a great addition too. That would add extra fiber, omega-3 fats, and lignans. Bananas or berries are good addition as well. I love almond butter on my pancakes but agave or maple syrup (in moderation!) are great options.