BREAKFAST HAS NEVER TASTED BETTER
This issue’s recipe is a phenomenal version of Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes courtesy of Dr. Josh Axe (www.draxe.com). I have tweaked most of the recipes I post here, so I have not previously listed a source, but this one is too good! I haven’t been able to improve it!
This is a terrific gluten-free pancake recipe, low in sugar, high in antioxidants, and very healthy! There are plenty of other ‘toppings’ you can substitute here, but we’ll use Pumpkin Blueberry as our base for the recipe.
1 c. gluten-free pancake mix (Bob’s Red Mill)
2 ct. organic, cage-free eggs
1/2 c. coconut milk
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cook in coconut oil or organic butter – raw, if possible – on a griddle or in a skillet. Top it off with some organic maple syrup, (Grade B is best, Grade A is good too,) or raw, local honey – these are going to have FAR less sugar than conventional, highly-processed syrups, and are plenty sweet.
Substitute organic, unsweetened applesauce for the pumpkin and fresh raspberries for the blueberries. I also like to use the pumpkin with unsweetened dark chocolate chips. Yum! To be honest, my wife and I always double this recipe because it is so stinking good we can’t stop after just one batch!
Let’s take a look at some of the nutrient facts for this recipe:
- The organic, cage-free eggs are a terrific source of protein and contain lecithin, which will actually help balance your cholesterol.
- The coconut milk is a good fat, containing conjugated linoleic acid, which has been shown to burn fat in your body and help you lose weight.
- Pumpkin is a good source of beta-carotene – a great antioxidant – which protects against free-radical damage and is especially good for your eyes and skin.
- Blueberries are one of the best fruits: an amazing source of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix is easier on the GI tract, since it doesn’t contain gluten; it’s also lower on the glycemic index. You should be able to find it in the organic section of just about any grocery store these days.
- Finally, the cinnamon is one of the most powerful antioxidants we know of.
Dr. Axe is an awesome source for super-healthy recipes and healthy lifestyle information. He recently came out with a new cookbook, which you can check out at www.draxe.com. You can even watch a how-to video for making these pancakes at