Hemp and carob pancakes

Hemp and carob pancakes

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carobnhempcakesWe all know what the morning rush feels like. No time for much of anything...let alone breakfast. But as they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This recipe for hemp and carob pancakes is both simple, easy on time, delicious, AND nutritious! If you have about 10 minutes in the morning then you have the time to start your day this way.

Hemp hearts are a great way to pack in your omegas. In just one serving, there is 2090 mg of omega 3’s and 6800 of omega 6 fatty acids. The taste is also quite pleasant, and can be added to many recipes. Carob is also a wonderful addition to your recipes. It’s often used to replace chocolate or cocoa and has a wonderful subtle chocolatey flavor. Carob improves digestion and lowers cholesterol in the blood. Like chocolate, carob contains a variety of B vitamins but carob contains a higher concentration of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and folate. It is also lower in fat than chocolate.

One of the more important differences between carob and chocolate is the level of stimulants they contain. Chocolate contains small concentrations of caffeine and another stimulant called theobromine. According to Medline Plus, certain individuals should limit caffeine intake, including pregnant women and some people with heart conditions. These individuals could use carob as a chocolate substitute, since carob does not contain caffeine or theobromine.

In addition, these pancakes use oats and oat flour which is an excellent source of fiber. A truly wonderful way to start your day! (if you use maple syrup I won’t tell a soul!)

Makes about 6 pancakes Ingredients: 1 cup ground oats (i ground mine in my blender) ½ cup oat flour 1 cup almond milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking powder dash of salt 1 teaspoon honey (add more for a pancake that's sweeter) 1 tablespoons almond butter 3 tablespoons Hemp Hearts 1/4 c toasted carob powder ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions: Pulse oats in a blender or food processor until fine. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Set aside. Heat a large skillet and melt coconut oil into pan. Add about ½ cup of batter to pan for 1 pancake. Flip when bubbles form on top of pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve with more hemp hearts, honey, and coconut oil. Enjoy!  

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