How about some fried cake for breakfast covered in syrup? Sounds delicious but not too healthy, right?
Don’t despair. These oatmeal chia pancakes offer a healthier version of our favorite breakfast indulgence.
How Are These Pancakes Healthier?
Chia seeds are packed with fiber, high quality protein and healthy fats. They are also rich in nutrients. AuthorityNutrition.com shares 11 proven health benefits of chia seeds, including:
- Weight management
- Lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease
- Bone health
The extra fiber and protein in these oatmeal chia pancakes will likely prevent the typical “sugar crash” some folks experience after eating a high carb breakfast. These pancakes will stick with you through the morning.
Oatmeal Chia Pancakes
While I do love my morning raw oatmeal, every once in a while you need to mix things up a bit. I had a hankering for pancakes. Being a thoughtful mom, I opted for gluten-free so my daughter could have some too.
Rather than use a pre-made mix, I decide to make them from scratch in my Vitamix. (I’ve noticed a lot of gluten-free pancake mixes tend to have a gritty texture.)
These oatmeal chia pancakes are moist and nutty. The chia seeds add a hint of crispy texture.
The blueberry walnut syrup adds just the right amount of protein/fiber-balanced sweetness and warm, gooey goodness.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.