img_6244I have a confession: I have a full blown lemon obsession. I love everything about them from the refreshing smell to all of the mouth-watering, puckering, sour goodness they offer. So, it’s no surprise that lemon poppy-seed muffins happen to be one of my favorite treats. I took a chance and decided to combine my favorite flavors with a classic American breakfast staple: pancakes.

While nothing says breakfast quite like a pancake, protein is an absolute must when it comes to breakfast (if that’s news to you, read this article). I love taking America’s favorite foods like pancakes–which offer zero nutrition–and rehabilitating them. First, I remove the nutrient-empty ingredients, like flour and sugar (in this case). Then I replace them with nutrient-rich, disease-fighting, energy-boosting ingredients.

These pancakes make the perfect weekend breakfast because nearly every ingredient has health-boosting properties. The chia and flax seeds are full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. And, the coconut flour, which is roughly 75% fiber, helps to regulate blood suIMG_6247-1gar. These pancakes are also free of gluten, dairy, sugar, and grains. Unlike traditional pancakes which leave you feeling sluggish or, as my Dad would say, with a “gut-bomb,” these pancakes are filling and leave you feeling refreshed, energized, and ready for the day.

When I combined a delightful lemon poppy-seed flavor with a healthy, protein-packed pancake, well, quite frankly, I thought I’d struck gold. After trying my first bite, I’m pretty sure I did!

Enjoy.

 

Lemon Poppy-Seed (Chia Seed) Protein Pancakes
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Looking for a delicious and protein packed breakfast? Try these protein refreshing, nutrient dense pancakes.
Servings Prep Time
10 small pancakes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 small pancakes 10 minutes
Lemon Poppy-Seed (Chia Seed) Protein Pancakes
Print Recipe
Looking for a delicious and protein packed breakfast? Try these protein refreshing, nutrient dense pancakes.
Servings Prep Time
10 small pancakes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 small pancakes 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: small pancakes
Instructions
  1. Wash one organic lemon. Zest entire lemon with a fine grater. Add juice and zest of lemon into high-speed blender.
  2. Add all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Turn heat to medium/low. Grease pan with generous amount of coconut oil (1Tbsp). Wait until skillet is warm to pour pancake batter. This will keep them from sticking.
  4. Cook until pancakes begin to bubble, then flip.
  5. Serve warm with a scoop of So Delicious, dairy free yogurt and a handful of fresh, organic berries. Enjoy.
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