Almond Beet Pancakes is a recipe I altered after reading about it on Facebook, then making them. They are absolutely delicious, but the original recipe had a bit too much almond flour. I ate 2 before playing tennis and swimming (2 different times) and I just burped nut butter for the next 2 hours. Not a good thing for an athlete! I usually do not suggest more than an ounce of nuts before any workout for that very reason.
Here is the link to the original recipe.
Here is my altered #athletetested #athleteapproved recipe!
Almond Beet Pancakes
3/4 cup almond flour (can use cashew flour, too)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt (more if you need more sodium or like it)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 LoveBeets cooked beets, chopped
1 medium raw beet, chopped
1 medium red potato, chopped
1/4 cup ghee (or coconut oil)
1/2 – 1 cup greens (beet greens or spinach or both)
1-2 drops of doTerra wild orange essential oil
2 tbsps cocoa powder or raw cocoa powder
1 tbsp flax seed meal or more to thicken
NOTE: try to use as many organic ingredients as possible, and local farm eggs vs store bought.
Put all ingredients into a food processor, and process until smooth. This may take a bit longer with the raw beet and potato, but it will all get smooth!
Heat up a pan and put a tablespoon of ghee to melt. Once fully heated to medium temperature, spoon out 4 pancakes onto the heated pan. Cook for about 3 minutes per side. If too browned, lower heat a bit. Continue this until you have made all the batter into pancakes.
You can now use them as a pre-workout fuel, a during workout pick up, or as part of your recovery meal. They are balanced with root vegetables, healthy fats and the eggs for protein….and yes, I managed to sneak in the greens! I had a few people try them this weekend at the Endurance Sports Expo and I got raving reviews!
Let me know if you try them and what you think!
If you want me to remake a recipe, just send me an email and I will not only make them, but I will share the results here. Recipe makeovers are easy for me and I love to change things not only to make them healthier, but I test them to make shortcuts, too and make sure they can be used the way athletes would use them!.
I have not frozen the pancakes, but I am sure they would freeze well for future use. So make twice as much and enjoy twice as long! Good hot right off the pan (you can add a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top?) or just eat the plain. I think they were delicious!