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Get Your Pancake On!


February 23, 2013 by admin


I prefer a savory breakfast. My resistance to a sweet breakfast is that a typical sweet breakfast, such as pancakes, are full of empty calories. However, I designed this recipe with hemp seed, flax seed meal, zero refined sugar, and a butter alternative which releases all resistance.

There are five elements to the recipe, but don’t let that overwhelm you. Maybe just start with one component that appeals to you, and try it the next time you are making pancakes. Looking for a healthy alternative to syrup or butter? Or wanting a healthy pancake batter? Check out the recipes!

Hemp Seed Pancake Ingredients

Pancakes with Hemp Seeds topped with Date Butter, Raspberry Syrup, Orange Blossom Yogurt, and Pistachio


Raspberry Syrup

2 C. Frozen Raspberries (fresh, if in season)

Juice of 2 Oranges (1 C. is ideal)

Boil raspberries and orange juice together, until raspberries are broken down and the liquid is a syrup consistency.  This will take 15-30 minutes.


Pancake Batter

Overview: The best approach to making the batter is to mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Then you want to add the wet mix to the dry mix. This method allows for the ingredients to be incorporated consistently through out the batter, while not over mixing. Over mixing the batter will result in rubbery pancakes. So when mixing the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients do it with a light hand, and don’t fret over lumps.

Dry Ingredients (mix in large bowl)

2 C. Whole Wheat Flour

1 tsp. Baking Soda

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1 Tbs. Raw Sugar

1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

1/4 C. Flax Seed Meal

1/3 C. Hemp Seed

Wet Ingredients (mix in medium bowl)

2 Large Eggs

2 C. Buttermilk

2 Tbs. Olive Oil

2 tsp. Vanilla

2 Tbs. Orange Juice (straight from the orange)

To cook: Heat sauce pan to medium heat. Add olive oil to coat bottom of sauce pan. Using a ladle spill the batter into the sauce pan at one concentrated spot, allowing the batter to spread out naturally. Once bubbles start to appear it’s time to flip the pancake. Repeat process until batter is gone.

 Hemp Seed Pancakes

Date Butter

1/2 C. Date Paste

1/2 C. Water

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 tsp. Salt

Boil water in sauce pan, then add date paste. Stir until smooth. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and salt.


Orange Blossom Yogurt

1 C. Whole Plain Yogurt

2 Tbs. Orange Blossom Water (I suggest Carlo brand)

Mix yogurt and orange blossom water together



As much as desired.


Assemble your pancakes however you fancy, and I highly suggest accompanying them with mint tea.




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