Lentil pancakes are my favorite breakfast treat. They are packed with plant powered protein and fairly easy to make. I enjoy rotating these in to my weekly breakfast plan. This recipe makes approximately 6 pancakes so plenty to have seconds on.
red split lentils dried, 1 cup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(I get mine from the bulk section at WholeFoods and generally buy more than what I need for one recipe)
The evening before, soak 1 cup red lentils in bowl of water (the need to soak for about 6-8 hours, more is fine!)
Take soaked lentils and add to Vitamix or any good quality blender
Add vanilla and cinnamon
Start to blend on a low setting, I start at 1-2
Add approximately 1/4 cup or so of additional water if not blending to a batter consistency
Blend about 2 mins from 1-2 to a 3-4 setting until thick and batter like
Heat large skillet pan with coconut oil or butter/margarine/ghee. I use coconut oil or ghee
Pour batter into skillet to make pancake shape – batter can be thick so I use a spoon or rubber spatula to disperse into a thinner, pancake shape
Cook approximately 2-4 minutes on each side to golden brown
Serve with berries, coconut manna, or syrup and enjoy!