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This recipe quickly became one of my favorite go-to breakfasts for Avery once we introduced eggs to her diet and ruled out any allergies. It is so quick to throw together, features no added sugar, and only requires 3 ingredients! Spinach can be added for an extra boost of nutrients, including potassium (more than bananas!), magnesium, folate, zinc, dietary fiber, and vitamin B1. I try to add vegetables to every meal, especially breakfast, to help my family reach their daily intake goals. Ground flaxseed is another great addition to provide protein, fiber, and omega-3s. For little ones, start with a small amount of ground flaxseed (about 1 tsp) and slowly increase the amounts after a few days so as not to cause any gastrointestinal symptoms when introducing high amounts of fiber.
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3 Ingredient Pancakes
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 Rolled Oats (I love the Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free brand)
- Oil for pan (I prefer Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil)
- 1 Handful of Spinach
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Melt 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil (or other oil) in large skillet of Medium-High heat.
- Pour batter into pan and cook one side until golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side until done. (To make 10-12 mini pancakes, use a tablespoon to pour batter. To make 3 medium size pancakes, use a 1/4 cup to pour batter.)
I usually serve these with some whole milk yogurt for dipping and a side of fruit! You can even make them ahead of time and freeze them. Simple lay them out flat on parchment paper and let freeze. Once frozen, place into an airtight container or storage bag.
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Sources: Is Flaxseed Good for Children? https://healthfully.com/281387-is-flaxseed-good-for-children.html Spinach: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts (& Popeye). https://www.livescience.com/51324-spinach-nutrition.html