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We just celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary, and instead of the traditional gift of pottery, we decided to give each other a slow juicer($). We’ve had so much fun (and so much juice!) in the last 24 hours. We’ve made apple juice, apple-carrot juice, apple-carrot-orange-pink dragonfruit juice, mango juice, and tomato juice so far. Every time I’ve had a juicer, I get put off by what I consider the waste of all the pulp. So I’ve been working on recipes to reincorporate all that fiber back into our diets in a yummy way. One nice thing with the slow juicer is that there isn’t nearly as much pulp as with our other juicers, but there still is some, so I decided to see what I could come up with.
Littlenificent wanted pancakes for lunch today, and Middlenificent always wants PB&J sandwiches, so we made PB&J sandwiches using these pancakes as our bread (and using up almost 2 cups of apple and carrot pulp!) It was a big hit, and I felt like we’d had a reasonably healthy lunch. Daddynificent commented several times on how good they were and that he couldn’t taste the carrot or apple at all. Win for everybody!
High Fiber Pancakes
(makes 18-20 very filling pancakes)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (you can sub white or a gluten-free mix – here’s my favorite)
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 heaping Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt (don’t skip this)
- 2 1/2 cups milk, dairy or non-dairy (you may need more to thin out your batter)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract OR 10 drops Nunaturals Vanilla stevia($) for added sweetness
- 2 eggs
- 2-4 Tbsp coconut oil (optional)
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups of juicer pulp (I used apple and carrot)
You have several options for mixing this. You can do the traditional dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another, and then combine them. Or you can do my favorite way: throw everything in the blender, mix, and pour onto the pan. Cook them like you cook any other pancake, and enjoy!!!
If you don’t have a juicer, don’t worry! You can use grated apple and/or carrot, and then decrease the milk a bit. And I have more pancake recipes that don’t use pulp coming soon!