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What you'll need. Exact measurements are under the supply tab. These amounts will make 4-6 pancakes depending on how big you make them.
These are for topping. You can use any fruit, but I recommend berries because they are high in antioxidants.
Flax seed is packed with fiber, omega-3s (healthy fatty acids), and lignans (a chemical compound found in plants that helps reduce the risk of breast cancer).
I recommend buying your flax seed whole and using a coffee grinder to grind as you need. Unground, the impermeable "shell" of the seed makes it impossible to absorb any nutrients as the seed digests.
Pre-ground flax seed also has a tendency to oxidize or spoil before you can use the entire package. Booooo!!! Griiiiind!
Oh hey, whatcha makin'?!
And voila! Ground flax seed!
Oats are a whole grain food linked to reduce: *drum roll* the risk of heart disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer, cholesterol, AND they are rich in fiber!
**Those with a gluten allergy, consult your doc before eatin' oats!
Start with a clean blender/food processor. I like to use my Cuisinart smart stick with the chopper attachment. Handy and easy to clean!
Crack the eggs, dump oats, sliced banana, cinnamon, and ground flaxseed into the blender/food processor.
Blend until smooth and a batter consistency.
If you're an early riser like me you can make your batter the night before. Just store it in an air tight container in the fridge and give it a stir in the morning. If not, get to cookin'!
Heat a small-medium frying pan. I like to use olive oil, but whatever non-stick agent you like will do the trick.
For some consistency in size, I prefer to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to portion my pancake batter. This will make 4 pancakes.
When your pan and oil are nice and hot, pour in your batter.
Flip when you can get a spatula under the cake and when the batter starts to bubble. I don't time my pancakes. They all have a personality of their own!
**Tip: When your pancakes are cooked keep them in a "plate tent" to keep them hot if you're cooking one at a time like me.
Tada!!! Top with fruit, yogurt, or whatever your heart desires. I popped some uncured turkey bacon in the microwave as a side, but you can add whatever you'd like! Hope you enjoy!