Breakfast

Oatmeal Griddle Cakes topped with Blackberry Sauce

 

 

You know those mornings when you can’t decide between pancakes and oatmeal… well, problem solved! 😋 This recipe makes 6 griddle cakes. It allows you to indulge in a sweet breakfast without the guilt, because you still get 6.5 grams of protein and 4.6 grams of dietary fiber! Along with antioxidants, omega-3’s and lignans. What are lignans? Great question. They are found throughout the plant kingdom, but are especially high in flaxseeds. They are phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of the body’s own estrogen, which means less estrogen exposure in the body.  Less exposure to estrogen = less risk for breast cancer in women, and less risk for prostate cancer in men. Bottom line: eat your flaxseeds!!!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups steel or rolled oats (no instant 😉)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (if you don’t have oat flour, you can make it by grinding oats in a blender or food processor! Otherwise, regular flour works too 🙂
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix the oats, ground flax seed and almond milk. Stir well and let sit for 10 minutes so the oats soften.

In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Stir the flour mixture into the wet oats and mix until you have a nice, thick batter.  Heat skillet on medium and use flaxseed/grapeseed/coconut oil to coat pan. Pour some of the thick batter in and cook for ~2 minutes each side, or until golden brown.

 

Blackberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 8 oz (1/2 pound) of frozen or fresh blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large lemon zest (optional)

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into medium sauce pan over medium-low heat.  Bring to a simmer and let sit for 10 minutes, stirring and mashing berries occasionally. Take out lemon zest and pour sauce into a bowl. It will thicken as it cools!

Optional:  Unsweetened Forager Project Cashew Yogurt between griddle cakes 😍😍😍 4 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar per serving! Score!

 

Enjoy!

 

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About Dana Stapleton, DTR

Hi, I'm Dana! Creating delicious plant-based meals and nutrition is my passion! Thanks for visiting!
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