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Food For Thought: Super Power Pancakes

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Super Power Pancakes

Anyone else find it hard getting started in the morning this time of year? When it’s cold and dark outside, there’s nothing like hitting the snooze button and curling up under the warm blankets. There’s also nothing like a warm, fulfilling breakfast to get you started! These pancakes take the cake – and taste like it too! Topped with homemade chia jam, these easy and healthy pancakes will have your family running down for breakfast – even on a weekday!

Quick and Easy Protein Pancakes with Homemade Chia Jam

Prep time: 15 minutes

  • 125 mL (½ cup) oats
  • Half scoop flavoured protein powder
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) of milk (skim, 1% or 2%) or fortified plant-based beverage
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) vanilla
  • 1 packet stevia
  • Dash of cinnamon

Place uncooked oats in a blender or food processor and blend into a fine flour. Add protein powder, milk or plant-based beverage, eggs, vanilla, stevia, and cinnamon. Measure ⅛ cup of batter per pancake and cook in a skillet on medium-high heat. Cover the pancakes so they cook inside faster.

Homemade Chia Jam

  • 125 mL (½ cup) frozen berries (any kind of berry works!)
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) chia seeds
  • Splash of water

Heat berries with water in microwave for about 30 seconds or until heated through. Stir in chia seeds and refrigerate for 10 min or until it’s the consistency of jam. Keep in fridge for later use.

Tip: I make the pancakes and jam in batches for the week. Pop the pancakes in your toaster and top with your jam for a quick breakfast on the go! Enjoy!


Jenn Giurgevich is the founder of Spark Nutrition & Health, a virtual nutrition consulting business.
Visit www.sparknutritionandhealth.ca for more information.


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