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Blueberry Pancakes

 

Hormones are like blueberry pancakes.

Like blueberry pancakes, hormones get made in one part of the body and their influence affects the whole body, um, like pancakes... When you make pancakes in the kitchen, your whole house is going to smell like pancakes and everyone in the house is going to want to eat your pancakes- especially if you use this recipe.

Pancakes can take over every craving you just like hormones can interfere in every thought, craving, metabolic function and mood.

So what exactly is a hormone? Well, a hormone is a wee little chemical, a protein, that can turn our world upside down when out of balance. Why do you think too much estrogen makes us weep like crazy ladies we know we're really not or too much testosterone makes the men behave like Tarzan?

Usually, when it comes to hormones, we think of the sex hormones. Did you know that insulin is also a hormone? As is adrenalin and cortisol? What about the thyroid hormones?

It takes only a squeeky small amount hormonal release to have rather far and wide sweeping effects inside the body. These range from metabolism to mood swings, hunger cravings to bow-chicka-bow-libido, immune system to inflammation. We try so hard to keep 'em all in balance and yet, we know so little about these bad boys/girls. Now, in 500 words or less, I am obviously not able to give you all the answers but I can give you a sweet little summary of common hormonal disruptors.

  • High glycemic (high sugar) foods.
  • Pharmaceuticals / Birth Control Pill
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise
  • Men
  • Pregnancy/Life stage change
  • Toxic exposure through environmental chemicals and personal care products
  • Exposure to BPA/plastics

While you consider it, dig in to these low-glycemic, highly delicious, cinnamonarrific, high fibre, antioxidant decorated, Not-Your-Aunt-Jemima's pancakes.

Blueberry Berry Great Pancakes
(for 1 serving)
1/4 cup brown rice flour
2 Tbs ground flax seeds
2 Tbs apple sauce
2 Tbs almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 egg or egg substitute
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp cinnamon
loads of blueberries
about 1/4 water or milk sub of choice- depends how thick you like you P-Cakes and how long you let the batter sit- the flax will absorb water as it sits

  • Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl
  • Mix wet ingredients in a second bowl
  • Combine together and then stir in blueberries
  • Heat a pan to high heat, melt some coconut oil in the pan
  • Reduce heat to low/medium
  • Spoon small dollops ofΒ  batter in the pan
  • Wait until you see the bubbles and then flip
  • Note #1-Β  these pancakes will take longer than normal pancakes to cook. Resist the urge to turn the heat up to high. Patience my child.
  • Note #2- like the cascade reaction of hormones in the body, these pancakes may bring your neighbours running, long lost loves back into your life and you children/parents may suddenly show up unexpectedly. You've been warned!

13 Responses to “Blueberry Pancakes”

  1. gaile said…
    wow, these look awesome, and i love that they are naturally gluten free as well. thank you!
  2. I wouldn't have crossed Men off the list, haha!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      I know Samantha. I happen to have a great one in my life who actually manages to make it all better- so I felt in fairness....
  3. Metta said…
    Too bad I don't live in Canada, I'd love to go to that conference. You make me want to move to Toronto! I'd like to hear about the hormone info, as I'm currently doing work with my ND to get my hormones back on track and my adrenals functioning properly. All the extra info I can get is always great.
  4. Shannon said…
    These look so great... I'm going to try them this weekend. Thanks Meghan!
  5. Amanda said…
    I tried these over the weekend and they were amazing! I have yet to perfect the technique with these, so they didn't look the greatest, but they were still the best tasting pancakes I've had in a long time (granted, I topped them with coconut butter and syrup, but still...). There's such a great blend of tastes here. The cinnamon is an especially good addition. Thanks Meghan!
  6. Jennifer L. said…
    Hmm. All of my traditional egg substitutes are in the main ingredients (applesauce or flaxseed mixed with water). Do you think skipping the egg would be reasonable or should compensate by adding the flax/water mix or additional applesauce? New gf, egg free pancake recipes are always nice. I just found your blog today and am really enjoying it. I am filling up lots of pages in my foods-to-make soon recipe book.
  7. Jennifer L. said…
    Hmmm. These kind of flopped using the flax mixed with water. Fortunately it was just one serving worth of ingredients! I mixed the 2Tbs of flax with water, let it sit and then mixed it in with the wet ingredients before adding it to the dry ingredients. Maybe next time try one tablespoon of flax (mixed with warm water) in addition to the 2 Tbs of flax that are already in the dry ingredients? Since I can't taste them (I don't eat flour), it was hard to tell if they tasted alright. My daughter didn't touch them. They don't look like the usual pretty gluten free pancakes I can usually make--so appearances may have thrown her off. Baking without eggs *and* gluten is definitely going to take some practice. Thanks, Cara, for responding to my question :-).
  8. Michelle said…
    Just made these this morning and the were fantastic! Best GFCF pancakes we've had. Used coconut flour instead of almond flour, agave (because I was out of honey) and unsweetened coconut milk. I quadrupled the recipe for my family of five. They turned out fluffy and tasted like a cross between a pancake and muffin- YUM! No need for syrup, either. I may thin them out just a bit next time, but that all... Will make over and over again. Thank you!
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