Açaí & Lúcuma Pancakes

Ingredients

(Serves: Makes 12 pancakes)
Time: 10 minutes
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 1 tsp Chia seeds
  • 2 tbs Açaí powder OR 2 tbs Lúcuma powder
  • Toppings: Mixed nuts, dessicated coconut, yoghurt, honey.
It’s national breakfast week so I thought I’d tell you about one of my all time favourite breakfast recipes… namely Açaí & Lúcuma pancakes.

I hate making anything that takes a lot of effort in the morning, I’d rather just go out for a giant fry up… especially on the weekends. As these are super easy to make, they keep me from stuffing my face with bacon and a tragically hungover sunday morning Egg McMuffin down my road.

I’d always loved the classic recipes for ‘banana pancakes’ (which taste amazingly like normal pancakes) but decided it would be nice to add some superfood like chia seeds and Açaí to give it an extra oomph. Bananas themselves are chock full of nutritional benefits which you can read more about on one of my fave websites – Well-Being Secrets: http://www.well-beingsecrets.com/bananas-health-benefits/

All you need for this is eggs, chia, bananas (dairy free/gluten free what what) and a few tablespoons of either Açaí or Lúcuma, you simply pop all the ingredients in a blender and then pour the mixture straight into a pan. It’s full of protein and fills you up for the whole day.

Also they look pretty cool… need I say more?

 

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients with 2tbs of Açaí powder OR 2tbs Lúcuma powder (depending on which recipe you are making) until smooth.

  2. NOTE: If you want to make both Açaí and Lúcuma pancakes you double the ingredients to make two batches... then alternate the flavours of pancake to get a pattern when you cut through them.

  3. Refrigerate the mixture for around 10 minutes.

  4. Grease a pan with butter or coconut oil on a medium low heat. Pour a little bit of the mixture to make small even pancakes, turning over when bubbles start appearing in the batter.

  5. Once finished top the pancakes with a dollop of yoghurt, honey, chopped nuts and the desiccated coconut.

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