3 ingredient savory pancakes!
Actually, it’s better than that. 3 ingredient healthy pancakes.
How freakin’ awesome is that?
Now other than their shape, they have very little in common with the North American breakfast staple. In fact, they are almost the opposite. These pancakes will stabilize blood sugar levels instead of sending it through the roof, like your typical dose of diabetes on a plate.
With a base of broccoli and eggs, these pancakes are healthy, veggie packed, protein rich and loaded with omega 3s and totally satisfying. I even threw in a little turmeric for the benefits of curcumin. They also happen to be gluten free, grain free, and they definitely don’t need syrup.
Now the recipe below has more than 3 ingredients, but the base for them is simply shredded broccoli, eggs and ground flax. That’s it. The rest are just for flavoring. And you can follow the ones I’ve used or simply make them into your own little creations. Change the seasonings and do something new with them every time. I made some suggestions in the kitchen notes after the recipe.
3 Ingredient Savory Broccoli Pancakes
- 4 packed cups broccoli florets (2 cups shredded, lightly packed)
- 4 eggs
- 2 Tbsp ground flax
- ½ tsp each turmeric, garam masala and dried red chili flakes
- 2 small pinches of salt
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro (optional)
Using a food processor, shred the broccoli until very fine, about the size of rice. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the flax and spices. Add the shredded broccoli and whisk to combine.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil. Pour batter into frying pan, to make a 3 or 4 inch pancake. Spread the batter out slightly, if need be, with the back of a spoon. A large frying pan will easily make 3 pancakes at a time. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, flip and cook until cooked through and set. Repeat. Batter stays good for days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serve with Cucumber Cumin Yogurt Sauce or Roasted Red Pepper Jam
Other seasoning suggestions:
Substitute the turmeric, garam masala and chilis with:
- 2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil and serve with bruschetta topping
- 1 tsp ground cumin and serve with your favorite salsa and chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp each oregano and basil and ¼ cup grated parmesan. Serve with marinara sauce
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill and serve with sour cream
Cucumber Cumin Yogurt Sauce
- 1 x 3 inch segment of cucumber, seeded
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 green onion
- ¼ tsp cumin seeds
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp each salt and pepper
Finely chop the seeded cucumber and green onion. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.