Blueberry Flax seed heart pancakes <3

With all we know about the benefits of blueberries and flax seed, I was really excited to incorporate both into a breakfast that would really get us going!

If you don’t know the vast benefits of flax seed, then check out this awesome website by the flax council of Canada for tips, recipes and general information about these amazing little seeds 🙂

Flax Council of Canada

We hardly ever eat pancakes [because I love french toast :P] but I found a recipe that incorporated both blueberries and ground flax seed and was just absolutely delicious!

I did, however, alter the recipe and made a batch of the best, light and fluffy pancakes Chris and I have ever had – and THIS IS HOW!

Instead of using the one egg the recipe called for, I substituted 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed plus 3 tablespoons water. I let this mixture stand for a couple minutes in small bowl, and then added approximately 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.

Light and Fluffy Blueberry Flax Seed pancakes

  • 3/4 cup pancake mix of your choice
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed plus 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries [to taste]
  • small amount of butter for pan
  1. Stir together large amount of ground flax seed and pancake mix.
  2. Mix together smaller amount of ground flax seed and water, let stand 2-3 minutes, add vanilla extract.
  3. Pour liquid mixture into dry mixture until JUST blended. Transfer mixture into pastry bag and cut edge when pan is preheated [you could also use a baggie].
  4. Over preheated low-med greased pan, pipe pancake mixture into heart shapes, or which whichever shape you prefer.
  5. Drop as few or as many blueberries onto batter after each pancake is piped. Repeat.
  6. When pancakes start to show air bubbles [2-3 minutes] and are golden brown on bottom, they are ready to be flipped.
  7. Cook other side until golden brown and enjoy with some delicious CANADIAN maple syrup 😛
Blueberry flax seed heart pancakes, made with love <3

Blueberry flax seed heart pancakes, made with love ❤

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Taste Tester
    Mar 22, 2010 @ 20:33:25

    And what a great Valentine’s Day that was!

    Reply

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