Lots of readers have been emailing in over the last few months and saying…
“Richard, I love me some bone broth, fish and vegetables as much as the next person. But by golly, I sure miss eating something a wee bit naughty. Please save my taste buds and help me stick to this diet with a delicious, but healthy, recipe!”
I got you! And your gorgeous taste buds. Because step aside IHOP, there is a new pancake king in the house!
Yes, I’m referring to myself.
And before you start thinking…gee, Richard is a bit over confident. Here’s the thing: unlike IHOP, my pancake recipe is designed using the most beautiful ingredients and cooking hacks out there, so it is actually good for our gut!
Not only will you walk away from eating my blueberry pancakes with a big blissed-out smile on your face, but you’ll feel great. None of that bloating, sickly feeling one gets when they roll themselves out of IHOP and into their car.
How are my magical pancakes possibly good for gut health?
Great question! So as a starting point, I’ve eliminated all the horrible little critters found in normal pancakes. From gluten-rich flour to high FODMAP fruits to sugar-loaded syrups and sauces, they’re all gone. And good riddance!
Then I’ve added in really nutritious ingredients – that also taste great.
We’ve got antioxidant & polyphenol rich blueberries in there. They’re also very low in sugar and just as importantly for us, they are low FODMAP (including being low in my famous foe, El Fructose).
Next up we have coconut flour, which is high in insoluble fiber. This is the type of fiber neither us or our microbiome digest. Which means it is really helpful for pushing food through our tract and thus delivering beautiful bowel movements!
Following up are our wonderful pastured eggs. Produced by chickens that aren’t living on grains all day long, these eggs are much tastier and can be easier for us to tolerate. Plus, they deliver a slew of other health benefits, from increased omega 3 fatty acids to very clean protein profiles.
The final main ingredient adding even more goodness to this recipe is the gut-friendly milk.
Depending on what you choose from the options below, you can enjoy healthy fats that keep you full all morning long and/or a little extra protein (another great way to satisfy our hunger!).