I have always been a sucker for pancakes, but for the past few years I have avoided eating them due to all those questionable characters in their ingredient list. I have tried banana pancakes to no avail and was searching for a way to pack some protein into my breakfast. Thankfully these flax seed pancakes totally fit the bill! They only take 5 minutes to whip up and will keep you feeling full all morning. Flax seeds are high in fiber, essential fatty acids, and contain 6 grams of protein per serving, which makes these a perfect post workout meal.
The batter for these pancakes only require 7 ingredients. They also cook nice and fast so you won’t be waiting long for them to come off the pan and onto your plate. I added blueberries this time around but you can also add in a banana, sliced strawberries, any nuts of your choice or even some coconut flakes to make it interesting. I also doubled up this recipe to make 3 larger pancakes!
5 Minute Blueberry & Flaxseed Pancakes
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon of water (or milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
fruit of your choice
- In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients with a fork. The mix should have no lumps but be thick in consistency.
- Pour into a greased pan (I used coconut oil) and press the blueberries into the top of the pancake, waiting until bubbles start to poke through the top of the pancake before flipping. Each pancake should take no more than 2 minutes to cook on medium heat.
- Serve with additional blueberries, shredded coconut, and maple syrup!
Do you have a favorite “healthy” pancake recipe? Feel free to share it with me down below!