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Savory pancakes made with three ingredients

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(Read caption) Shredded broccoli makes an excellent base for a savory pancake. Add your own combination of favorite seasoning and top with a cucumber yogurt sauce.

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Three-ingredient savory pancakes! Actually, it’s better than that: Three-ingredient healthy pancakes.

How awesome is that?

Other than their shape, they have very little in common with the North American breakfast staple. In fact, they are almost the opposite. With a base of broccoli and eggs, these pancakes are healthy, veggie packed, protein rich, loaded with omega 3s, and totally satisfying. I even threw in a little turmeric for the benefits of curcumin. They also happen to be gluten free, grain free, and they definitely don’t need syrup.


The recipe below has more than three ingredients, but the base for them is simply shredded broccoli, eggs, and ground flax. That’s it. The rest just provide flavoring. You can follow the ones I’ve used or simply make them your own. Change the seasonings and do something new with them every time. I made some suggestions in the kitchen notes after the recipe.

Three Ingredient Savory Broccoli Pancakes

4 packed cups broccoli florets (2 cups shredded, lightly packed)

4 eggs

2 tablespoons ground flax


1/2 teaspoon each: turmeric, garam masala, and dried red chili flakes

2 small pinches of salt

 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (optional)

1. Using a food processor, shred the broccoli until very fine, about the size of rice. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with the flax and spices. Add the shredded broccoli and whisk to combine.


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