Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Feeling Fiber


Oh man!! I’m actually really glad that I waited until tonight to post this recipe because I can now tell you, that this recipe WORKS! Not only were these pancakes delicious, but they held off my hunger for 4 1/2 hours!!

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Food is Fuel Fiber Pancakes – Gluten Free of course!

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To make, you’ll need:

1 cup milk (I used 1% Organic Valley)

1 cup Gluten Free Pancake Mix (I used 365 which they don’t make any more because they are a doofus)

1/3 cup Gluten Free oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)

1 tbsp. Chia Powder

1 egg

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Heat a frying pan on medium heat.

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Cook each side evenly, and to your desired “done-ness”; which basically means, some folks like pancakes smooshy and some like them fully cooked!

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I like mine just in between!

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I topped my GF pancakes with 0% fat FAGE Greek Yogurt and blueberries. Super Tasty!

Missed my recap on Chia and all it’s yummy health properties? Read more here!

Oats and Chia are fiber power houses, and I personally think fiber is the jazz! Aside from the benefits in the bathroom, (which as a person with Celiac never hurts!!) it also helps lower blood cholesterol and blood sugars. It also has been shown to aid in weight loss, which I certainly won’t shy away from. PLUS it helps you stay full longer, which I LOVE! :)


Starting today, until Sunday, the non-profit I work for is hosting a rug event! We’re selling over 350 hand knotted, fairly traded rugs that are made by 850 families in Pakistan. Due to the flooding and devastation, this rug event is even more important than ever. So pray for me this week…no days off :(

Hopefully this gluten free gal can keep it together!


Gree said...

Yum, I love chia, it is totally the best discovery ever..I make overnight oats with it all the time. My daughter loves it too..

Theresa said...

oh wow! That looks so good!
I've just discovered chia seeds, will have to investigate chia powder to. I love how you put it: "the benefits in the bathroom" - lol!
:) I'll be praying for ya! Hope you raise heaps of money for Pakistan!

glutenfreesta said...

Where did you end up getting your CHIA seeds? I found some at Whole Foods but it was more than I wanted to spend... should I save my pennies or do you have a recommendation?

Gluten Free Jesus Freak said...

They ARE a doofus! Why would Whole Foods discontinue a gf product like that? Bah.

I'll be praying... what a cool event!

Nadya said...

I had been adding chia seeds to my quinoa (about 1 Tbsp to 1 C uncooked quinoa) then recently my son-in law began drinking Chia Fresca - yumm!!
for 8 oz water (or iced tea, etc) add
2 Tbsp chia seed
2 Tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
1-2 tsp maple syrup (my favorite - or other sweetener)
let sit 5- 10 minutes before drinking! The water makes the chia 'gel' & I love it!!
I grind flax & Sesame seeds & keep them in the freezer for sprinkling on, haven't tried the sprouted chia powder - sounds fun!

Jenn/CinnamonQuill said...

Catching up, and I see that you got glutened--ahh, simply THE WORST. I've wondered about Mission products too. I like Ezekiel's sprouted corn tortillas so much, but I think they maybe suspect too (they even say so on the package). Siiiigh. We need to just start making our own tortillas ;-)

Hey, would it be okay to use this pancake photo/recipe on my new site, Please let me know :) Thanks!