Happy Pancake day! Who can resist Pancakes?! They are a Sunday brunch staple and we have one day a year when we get to celebrate them in all their glory. We are going all out and eating pancakes for every meal today and taking our pancakes to the next level with the addition of functional foods like our mushroom powders. Find our recipe for Cordyceps and Reishi mushroom pancakes below…
We used Cordyceps mushroom in our pancake batter and Reishi mushroom powder for our chocolate sauce to drizzle over the top- let’s face it pancake stacks are just as much about the toppings as the actual pancakes themselves. Cordyceps mushroom powder has many health-promoting properties including aerobic benefits. It has been long used in religious ceremonies in Chinese, Christian and Hindu religions and linked to longevity and immortality. Did you know that Cordyceps made headlines in 1993 after Chinese athletes smashed many track and field world records- claiming the secret to their enhanced performance was the Cordyceps the team had been using.
Reishi is known as the ‘mushroom of immortality’, it is considered the most healing food in traditional Chinese Medicine. Its many benefits come from its combination of highly active immune-modulating polysaccharides and over 130 anti-inflammatory triterpenoid compounds.
Cordyceps Mushroom Pancakes with Reishi Chocolate Sauce (Serves 1-2)
1/2 ripe Banana
1/2 Cup Plant Milk
1/2 Cup of Spelt Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Half a Scoop of Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon of Ground Flaxseed
1 Scoop of Cordyceps Powder
1 teaspoon Cacao Powder
Pinch of salt
Toppings of Choice
- Add the banana and milk to a food processor and blend together. It’s best to use a ripe spotty banana as it will make the pancakes nice and sweet. You can always add a teaspoon of any kind of sugar to the mix if you have a sweeter tooth.
- Add the rest of ingredients to the food processor and blend together. You might need a little more milk if it’s too thick, we added a drizzle more to get the right consistency.
- Heat a pan to medium-high heat, and add a little oil to grease. Dollop out scoops of the mixture, cook for a couple of minutes until bubbling, then flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side.
- Stack, and assemble with your favourite toppings. We made a Reishi Mushroom Chocolate Sauce for some extra mushroom goodness, with cacao, a pinch of reishi mushroom powder and some maple syrup whisked together.
- Serve and enjoy!
This will make 6 small pancakes. You can always double the recipe for more pancakes, and you can eat them hot/cold the next day too. We topped ours with some cherries, cacao nibs and the chocolate Reishi drizzle.
Adding functional foods like mushrooms is an easy way to give your recipes a nutrient boost and a fun way to include our mushroom powders in your diet. You can sub in any of our mushroom powders in this recipe, so choose your favourites, and get flipping!