Chia Pancakes

Start your morning with a healthy twist on this breakfast favorite from Marissa Vicario.

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Packed with more calcium than milk, more omega-3s than salmon and more fiber than prunes, it's the super seed that’s taking the health world by storm: chia! For an inventive way to incorporate this nutritional superstar into your diet, try this recipe from Marissa Vicario.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup ground chia
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 1/2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs (or use 2 tbsp ground chia mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 dashes cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Toasted pecans
  • Toasted pecans
  • Whole chia seeds
  • Ground cinnamon

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender, except bananas.

Blend until smooth, then add bananas and blend again.

Heat a skillet and grease with coconut oil.

Pour batter onto the skillet in uniform circles and wait for them to bubble.

Flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Top with toasted pecans, sliced bananas, cinnamon and chia seeds.