Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chia, Whole Wheat, Barley Pancakes

Yet another way to sneak in the chia...these pancakes are very similar to the Whole Wheat Barley Flax Pancakes. I substituted the ground chia seeds for ground flax seeds. I also added vanilla, doubled the recipe, and ground the whole wheat and the barley separately, instead of together. These were so good and had one absolutely amazing quality. I ate one, without syrup, and was full...I mean totally and completely satisfied! "Okay", you may say, "well, maybe there are lots of calories in that one pancake." Think again, Buster! There are only 103 calories in each pancake! So, oddly enough, 103 calories later, I am 100% completely satisfied!!! My weight is down about three pounds and I feel great!

Chia, Whole Wheat, Barley Pancakes

2 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C chia flour (2 T ground in a coffee grinder)
1/2 C barley flour
2 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 C + 2 T brown sugar
2 T vegetable oil
2 1/2 C milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs, separated

Stir together all flours, baking powder and salt. Add brown sugar, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla and egg yolks. Mix until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold beaten egg whites into mixture. Bake on greased, hot griddle.
Makes about 20-24 pancakes.

P.S. Some of the weight-loss is definitely due to the legs are no longer as swollen from the crazy distance-running. However, the appetite suppression and some of that weight-loss (due to the appetite suppression) is, I would like to believe, due to Chia.

P.P.S. To grind the chia seeds use a small coffee grinder. They are about 15-20 bucks and work great for grinding flax and chia seeds. DO NOT use a wheat grinder...the seeds have oil in them and will ruin your wheat grinder!!!

P.P.P.S Other nutrition facts per pancakes, if you make 22 with this recipe:
2.1 grams fiber
15 grams carbohydrates
3 grams fat
4 grams protein

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