Since I have been obsessed with almond butter for quite some time, I thought I would try my hand at making these Almond Butter Flaxseed Pancakes. You combine almond butter with your favorite homemade or store-bought pancake mix, flaxseed meal (which can be found at most local groceries), banana and even nonfat Greek yogurt. My kids went nuts over these, and I felt great serving them such an incredibly healthy breakfast. They called them, “Banana-Nut Pancakes” which was a great name. These pancakes taste great reheated, and they make a great healthy afternoon snack. Enjoy anytime of the year, but they are perfect for a healthy Christmas break, New Year’s or weekend breakfast.
Almond Butter-Flaxseed Pancakes
2 cups pancake mix
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix in blender:
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
Honey or warmed maple syrup
1.Combine pancake mix, flaxseed meal and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
2. Combine almond butter, egg, banana, yogurt and honey in a blender and process until combined. Add 11/4 cups water and flaxseed mixture, stirring just until combined.
4. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Use butter, if desired. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges appear cooked; turn and cook other side. Serve pancakes with honey or warm maple syrup.
Note: You can easily half this recipe.
Note: Flaxseed meal can be found in the \\\"healthy\\\"" section of the grocery store."