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Don't forget breakfast!

Looking back at all of the recipes I've shared, I realized I don't have any meals for breakfast! Breakfast is so important because it provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast!  Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no gas! Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious banana wheat pancake with blackberry compote.
 
 
 
 
 
Blair Myers
 

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes & Compote

 

Ingredients:

 

For the pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

 

For the blackberry compote

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut (or granulated) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder (to thicken)

 

Directions:

 

Preheat a large skillet over medium-low heat.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the pancake ingredients until you have a smooth batter.

Grease the skillet with butter or coconut oil, and use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the skillet. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Continue with the rest of the batter.

To make the blackberry compote, combine the blackberries, coconut sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Use a wooden spoon to stir until the sugar coats the berries. Gently break up the berries with the spoon until they start to break down and turn into a thick sauce. If it is not as thick as you would like, you can add about a teaspoon of arrowroot or tapioca starch to the sauce. Stir to thicken.

Top pancakes with compote sauce and enjoy!

 

Nutrition Information

Serves: 5 |  Serving Size: 2 pancakes

Per serving: Calories: 220; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 85mg; Sodium: 297mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 9g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 407mg; Iron: 13%; Vitamin A: 5%; Vitamin C: 19%; Calcium: 8% 

 
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