Sounds appealing huh? There will probably be more kale recieps in the future. In case you haven’t figured it out, kale is one of my favorite foods. Fantatically weird, I know. But I’d rather have kale cravings then say, Krispy Kreme Burger (serving size: 1 per lifetime)
Anyway, this is a recipe I actually made up one day by accident, in an attempt at something completely different. That’s how I roll.
- Fistfuls (at least 6) of kale, the leaves pulled off the stems. Or the stem too if you’re brave.
- 2 eggs
-1/3 cup oatmeal
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a food processor (or Ninja) cram as much kale as you can into the processor and pulse until ground up well.
2. Pre-heat a large-ish to med-high heat frying pan with some coconut oil (or olive but I like the taste of coconut better) because you forgot to do this first (I do this every time…).
3. Add the eggs, oats and salt and pepper and pulse again until well mixed.
4. Scoop large-sized scoops (I prefer using a spatula) onto the pan like you would for normal pancakes.
5. Cook about 5-7 minutes, then flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.
6. Serve with ketchup on top. (if you like such things)
Why I like Kale Pancakes:
-Kale + oatmeal = complete protein. Also, the eggs are complete proteins so this is a protein packed meal with the added benefit of fiber, vitamin K, D (in the egg yolks), C and tons of folate, potassium and manganese. (look those up and revel in just how awesomely healthy this recipe is!)
- Iron, which is found abundantly is kale, is best absorbed with vitamin C…which happens to be found in ketchup. Yes, ketchup helps prevent anemia! (just make sure your ketchup doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup!)
- Healthy fats in the coconut oil and eggs ensure that these keep you full too.
- It’s an excellent way to get a LOT of kale in one meal without the unpleasantness of chewing endlessly. For those of us with braces-that-were-recently-tightened, less chewing is better.