How to Make Eggplant Pancakes for Breakfast

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Eggplant Pancakes Recipe

This is the season to get some great-tasting eggplant. Hit up the farmers’ market often. Then use your eggplant which has the phytonutrient nasunin, which protects our cell membranes from free radical damage, in these wheat-free pancakes. Try out this simple, delicious recipe.

Eggplant Pancakes Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, and more for cooking pancakes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • ¾ cup garbanzo bean flour
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon za’atar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 28-ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, or roast 2 large red peppers in the oven, peel and deseed
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Eggplant RecipesDirections

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Slice eggplant in half and brush with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast until tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Scoop out eggplant flesh and chop. In a large bowl, combine eggplant with coconut milk, eggs, and basil.
  • In a small bowl, combine garbanzo flour, oat flour, nutritional yeast, baking soda, baking powder, garlic powder, za’atar, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet until well combined.
  • Heat a large skillet. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto skillet. When the pancake has small bubbles on the surface flip to cook another side, about 2-3 minutes per side. A griddle works as well. Read more about the best pancake griddle.
  • To make the sauce: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Serve at room temperature or warmed over pancakes.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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