Powerhouse Protein Pikelets

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Looking for a quick, no fuss way to add a hit of protein to the school lunches?

Bel Smith of The Root Cause (Australia’s lunch box guru) says protein is so often missing in kids lunches, and it’s sooo critical to optimal firing of our kid’s brains throughout the school learning day.

So, I created this recipe to help our family with that.

These little pikelets are sweeeet, so all the kids like them – even without any toppings (which makes them great for on-the-go).

And with the sweetness all coming from whole sources – bananas and medjool dates, the little guys are getting all the fibre and good stuff that comes with it.

And the protein? Well….

Did you know that hemp seeds are super high in protein? About 30% protein actually. That’s about the same per volume as chicken!

Just 2 tbsp of hemp seeds = about 8.76g of protein. Amazing.

And they’re one of the most nutritious foods on the planet!

Rich in healthy fats, the perfect balance of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids, and they’re a great source of vitamin E and minerals.

If that wasn’t enough, they’re considered a complete protein source, which means they provide all the essential amino acids we need to survive. So, if you’re ever stuck somewhere with only one food, this would be a pretty great one to have!

Combine that with the eggs, which Naturopath Jessica Donovan says are nature’s superfood, and you have a powerhouse pikelet! (Side note: She says never to remove the egg yolks for kids. They have fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E that are essential for healthy children).

To top it all off, being a ‘throw it all in the blender’ kind of pikelet, it’s easy as pie!

Well, it’s actually easier than pie.

Let me know how you go with them!

 

Powerhouse Protein Pikelets

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in the blender.
    1 banana, 1/4 cup hemp seeds, 1/4 cup oats, 2 medjool dates, 3 eggs, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Blend until smooth and thick consistency is achieved.
  • Pour straight into a frying pan (medium heat only) in small pikelet sizes. Bigger pancakes will be impossible to flip!
  • Flip carefully when it's browned.
  • Serve while it's hot!
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Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Freezer Friendly, School Lunches, Snack, Special Occasion - Kids Party
Keyword Mini pancakes, Pikelets
Allergy Dairy Free, FODMAP Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Refined Sugar Free, Salt Free, Sesame Free, Soy Free, Wheat Free
Value Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian
Enjoy!

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About the Author: Laini Oldfield

Laini is a mum of 5 and founder of The Wholefood Collective. She's coached tens of thousands of people on how to feel amazing using nutrition. She has a particular love for helping parents learn easy ways to get their kids eating healthier, without them even knowing (because parents have enough going on without trying to win out in a battle of wills). Unconventional smoothies are Laini's obsession, and she's even developed the Stacked Smoothie Co range of organic wholefood booster blends that target particular health goals and deliver maximum goodness in one complete and balanced meal. When she's not with her own family or coaching other families, you'll probably find her at the beach soaking up the sun and getting some much needed solitude.

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One Comment

  1. Yvonne Earles June 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Tried these this morning, delicious and filling. You have to try them.

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