Who doesn’t love a tall stack of pancakes in the morning? I know my kids do. But trying to appease my kids and my nutritionist heart at the same time can prove difficult most days. That’s why I was so happy when I found Organifi.
Most pancake mixes are loaded with toxic ingredients such as enriched flour (they took all the nutrients out and added a few back in), partially hydrogenated soybean or cottonseed oil (hello common food allergens), dextrose (sugar), milk products (more common allergens) and salt. If you have kiddos with food allergies or are trying to give them healthier options, making pancakes can seem daunting, especially when it requires an extravagant recipe.
These are easy to remember, flour-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, tiny human approved and delicious! With some heavy hitter superfoods like turmeric for rest and recovery properties, acacia fiber and ginger for digestive health and Ceylon cinnamon to balance out blood sugar levels, it’s a great upgrade to the store-bought version. They’re definitely nutritionist mom approved.
Breakfast can set the tone for an entire day, that’s why it’s so important. When it comes to kicking off the momentum for the day I always try to pack in as much superfoods and nutrients as I can. Bonus if it tastes amazing and is something my kids will eat. That’s why I love Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice, a delicious blend of superfoods to get the day going without sacrificing in flavor or health.
This pancake recipe is just 3 simple ingredients: bananas, dairy-free milk and organic oats. It’s a go-to in my house for pancake mornings because it’s so easy. When Organifi came out with Gold Pumpkin Spice I got excited. I love all things pumpkin spice but most of the mixes are full of sugar and junk. This is packed with superfoods. So it only made sense to add it to my morning pancake mix and step our pancakes up a notch. The ingredients in Organifi are impressive to say the least. Turmeric is fantastic for rest and recovery properties. The curcumin in it is enhanced with the piperine in black pepper, which is also great for digestive health. Ginger is great for digestion, immune health and stress (hello kids). Reishi mushrooms and Turkey tail mushrooms have immune boosting properties due to the high antioxidant. Magnesium (a favorite supplement of mine) is needed for every cell in the body to function and is burned through with stress, so adding it in wherever you can is beneficial. Lemon Balm can help calm the mind and body and Coconut milk is great for healthy weight management due to the effect of MCT fats on the metabolism. And nutmeg, clove and allspice for even more antioxidants and digestive support.
Trying to get my kids to eat foods with half of these ingredients can be challenging to say the least. But with Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice I can sneak it in so the whole family can enjoy the health benefits without the scrunched faces and untouched plates. In fact, you may need to double the recipe because mine always ask for seconds.
2 ripe bananas
2 cups organic oats
2 cups nut milk (cashew is great) or other dairy free option
2 scoops Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice
Combine all ingredients in the blender. Heat a skillet on medium high heat and add 2 Tbsp coconut oil, vegan butter or a spritz of algae oil. Pour a cup or so of the batter onto the skillet and flip when pancake edges are dull and most bubbles have popped.
Serve with some vegan butter, organic maple syrup & crushed walnuts. Add a scoop of Organifi Complete Protein Powder, Vanilla and a little extra nut milk to add some muscle loving goodness for your morning workout routine and some walnuts on top for a brain boost.
So let’s ditch the toxic store-bought pancake mixes, welcome in the fall and make some superfood pancakes!