You only need 5 ingredients for these delicious pancakes. They are made with whole wheat for that extra flavor, and of course for the extra fibers! For the protein, I added quark, which is a very fresh cheese, similar to cottage cheese. However, you usually eat it like you would greek yoghurt, as part of breakfast with some granola and fresh fruit for example. It’s mostly popular in Western-Europe, so if you cannot find it, you can replace it with greek yoghurt or any kind of unsalted cottage cheese. Lastly, the pancakes are flavored with organic herbal tea! The one I used, Hug in a Cup from Natural Temptation, is a mix of green tea (35%), cinnamon (20%), cardamom (10%), ginger (10%), fennel seeds (10%), cloves (5%), black pepper (5%) and star anise (5%).
- 140 gram whole wheat flour
- 270 gram quark (or sub with greek yoghurt)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teabag Hug in a Cup by Natural Temptation (use only the tea and spices inside the bag, not the bag in its entirety)
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- optional: ½ teaspoon baking soda (to make them more fluffy) and 2 tablespoons (35 gram) sugar (to make them a little sweeter)
- Put all ingredients except for the chia seeds in a blender and blend until everything is well incorporated. Then, add the chia seeds and pulse a few times to distribute them evenly throughout the batter.
- Heat a pan over medium heat and add a little butter or oil to the pan. Spoon in a few tablespoons at a time into the pan and flip the pancakes when they start to bubble.
- Serve with maple syrup if you left out the sugar in the batter. Enjoy!
– Special thanks to Ekoplaza for providing the ingredients for this recipe as a part of their 5X LKKRDR challenge: recipes for which you only need five ingredients, to reduce food waste! What are you doing to reduce food waste? –