This recipe makes PB & J balanced breakfast worthy…and worthy of this healthified recipe blog.
Ever since I discovered the secret ingredient “guar gum” (which I got at a regular grocery store), I was excited to make this recipe. It involves a delicious compote, whose texture wouldn’t have been possible without the guar gum.
Because the “jelly” is a homemade raspberry compote, the sugar content is far lower than that of regular jelly or jam! In fact, there is no refined sugar. The compote is 90% fruit, some almond milk and a little agave. And damn, is it yummy. The pancakes themselves have a nice combo of healthy grains, and a decent amount of protein.
I think it’s the sweet and salty combination that makes me love this flavor so much. You may remember my peanut butter and jelly cheesecakes.
- 1/2 c. egg whites
- 1/2 c. +1/8 c almond milk (or milk of choice), plus a little more to thin the batter if needed
- 1/2 c. spelt flour (or flour of choice)
- 1/4 c. oats
- 1/4 c. peanut butter
- 1/4 c. flax seeds, ground
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- oil for greasing pan
- 1.5 cups raspberries (for this recipe I used frozen)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/8 cup agave
- 1-1/5 tsp guar gum
- preheat your griddle or pan, and spray with oil (I used olive)
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together peanut butter, almond milk, vanilla and egg whites
- add dry ingredients and mix until just combined
- pour pancakes onto heated griddle
- flip when they begin to bubble
- before you pour the next batch, check texture of batter to see if you need to add a little milk (I found this batter got pretty thick quite quickly)If you’re a good multi-tasker, start on the raspberry compote at the same time. This means preheating the saucepan, and throwing in the berries while the pancakes are going.
- Put all compote ingredients EXCEPT guar gum in a saucepan
- bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer
- simmer, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes
- when berries are all melty, crush them with the back of your spoon
- when ready to serve, add some guar gum (start with a little) to thicken the compote
As you can see, I like to layer the pancakes with the compote! Garnish with peanuts and raspberries.