Sunday Baobab Pancake Breakfast Hack
Weekend (or any day) pancakes don’t have to be an unhealthy indulgence. Make it a healthy indulgence.
The African superfruit Baobab is the most highly concentrated with antioxidants, according to research in The Journal of Nutrition.
Combined with a huge dose of vitamin C, more than 6 times the amount of oranges, your skin health and immune system will be thanking you.
Vitamin C not only promotes collagen formation, leading to glowing skin, it’s also a favourite amongst fitness freaks.
Research by the University of Birmingham found that volunteers who took vitamin C exhibited 75 per cent more post exercise recovery than those who consumed vitamin E or a placebo.
This is because baobab may help keep blood sugar (and cravings) stable, which means it’s great for a breakfast option to boost too.
But wait, there’s more!
Being a rich source of potassium and B vitamins, baobab can be useful for the healthy functioning of the nervous system and in particular the regulation of the sleep cycle, which when lacking can cause problems such as insomnia and depression.
Being so nutritious, it’s no wonder the Hadza Tribe in Tanzania, who eat baobab as a staple in their diet, have the most diverse gut bacteria of anyone in the world – 40 per cent more than the average Westerner.
How to use:
Baobab has a citrusy caramel-pear taste, so it works beautifully in a fruit smoothie for a slightly sour kick. However, it’s highly recommended you try it in your batter the next time you make your Sunday pancakes.
It will give them a gorgeous yellow colour, and with a topping of berries, your antioxidant levels will be through the roof. Hello, healthy skin!
Our favourite and super simple pancake mix:
- 1 cup of gluten-free self-raising flour,
- 1 cup of rice milk (or similar)
- 50g coconut oil
- 1 egg beaten (optional)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp Rawtanica Baobab powder
Blend, and fry in a bit of coconut oil – heaven.
Sprinkle some baobab powder on the pancakes for an extra nutrition boost and a couple of dates for sweetness. Your mouth, tummy and body will thank you for it.