This hearty, kid-friendly pancakes recipe is packed with protein, calcium, and fiber and make a great start to any day. This recipe is easily doubled so make extra and freeze them. Pop them in the toaster and reheat on low (watch that they don't burn!) for a quick school-day morning breakfast or after-school snack.
3/4 cup plain organic goat or cow's milk yogurt or coconut yogurt (for a dairy-free option, you can also use rice milk or oat milk and add 1 tbsp lemon juice)
1 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 cups rice milk (or milk of choice)
2 tablespoons cane juice crystals or 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, optional (sugar can deplete your immune system so if this is a concern for you and your kids, forgo it for now)
1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour (or 3/4 cup whole Kamut flour and 3/4 cup whole spelt flour-our favorite combo)
2 tablespoons ground flax or ground chia seeds
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons Organic Coconut oil, melted (or use another light tasting oil)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
- In a large bowl, mix yogurt, oats, milk, and cane juice crystals or syrup; set aside for five minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, ground flax or chia, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
- Add oil to the oatmeal mixture and mix well, then stir in eggs.
- Add dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten. Do not overmix. If your yogurt is very thick, you may need to add a bit more milk to thin out the batter. The batter should be fairly thick, but pourable.
- Spoon about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a lightly oiled skillet. Cook until bubbles appear and the underside is golden. Flip and cook on the other side until golden. Enjoy!
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