During my period of sugar detox, I was craving a lot of sweets.
How did I survive? I tricked my mind into eating healthy pancakes.
Once a week, we prepared Healthy Pancakes to take away that crave for sugar that was attacking us in the middle of the week. We used to eat them on Thursday or Friday, those days of the week when the desire felt uncontrollable and the self control a little weaker.
The recipe is pretty simple. We didn’t add any kind of sugar because the oat flour that we used contained Stevia (a natural sweetener) and it is flavored brownie or black cookie.
It’s fast too, it took me 5 minutes to prepare the mix, 30 minutes to let it rest and 20 minutes to prepare the pancakes. It depends on how big you want them, but I usually have 10 pancakes by the end of it.
Eating it once a week, it’s a way to trick your brain and give yourself a little bit of sweet without sugar.
- 170 grams oat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 glass of milk
- Mix in a bowl all the ingredients. You can either use a mixer or just your own arms strength, it can be a good arms workout.
- Let the mix rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Grab a shallow pan and let it warm up a little bit. If the pan is nonstick, use Extra Virgin Oil to avoid it get stuck to the pan.
- Pour a little bit of mix into the pan.
- When the bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancake, flip it.
- Keep going until the mix is over.
Eat them with fruit, banana or strawberries are really great options. Or try it with yogurt, definitely a nice contrast. I personally don’t like maple syrup so I won’t suggest it but it’s an option too.
Enjoy them for breakfast or for a snack after lunch. Enjoy them because they are healthy, because they taste amazing and because you made them. Making your own food is way better than buying it from the supermarket. You know what you are putting into it and you can enjoy it.