During the 2010-2011 WNBA seasons, before Kara decided to go raw on game day, I used to make these as her game day breakfast. The pancakes are dense, full of energy and complex carbs to fuel her through the day and be at peak energy levels by tip-off. Top with your favorite berries and maple syrup, agave nectar, or coconut nectar.
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup of organic, unsweetened apple sauce (if you own a VitaMix, through a couple of your favorite apples in there and puree)
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional add ins – 1-2 tablespoons of maca powder, 1 scoop Vega vanilla sport protein
(Makes 4 pancakes, 2 servings)
Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor. Cook on medium heat until the edges are golden brown and the pancake feels firm enough to flip. Usually takes around 6-8 minutes.
Top with your favorite fruit and sweetener.