Zucchini Pikelets W/ Raspberry Chia Jam

 

Best to prep the chia "jam" the night before to allow chia seeds to properly soak & absorp liquid and have the "jam" effect.

 

Ingredients:

(serves 1, makes 5 pikelets)

1 egg, 1 egg white (or 2 eggs)

1/2tbsp LSA (Linseed, Sunflower & Almond meal)

1/2tbsp phsyllium husks (or sub for another 1/2tbsp LSA)

1/2 zucchini, finely grated

1tsp coconut oil

 

Method:

  • In a bowl, whisk eggs until yolk is combined. Add LSA & psyllium & whisk to combine.

  • Add zucchini & stir or whisk to combine.

  • Heat a non-stick fry pan on medium head, add coconut oil. Let it melt to lightly coat bottom of pan.

  • With a soup spoon or tablespoon, scoop mixture into pan to make 5 round pikelet shapes (can make more or less depending on what size you like them).

  • Let cook for 2ish mins, until the bottom side is golden-darker brown. Flip & cook other side for roughly the same amount of time.

 

Raspberry Chia Jam:

(Makes roughly 1.5-2cups chia jam- plenty of leftovers for spreads, snacks or to add to more pikelets!)

Ingredients:

5tbsp chia seeds

1cup raspberries + 1cupwater (if frozen, add warm water & set aside to defrost)

Juice of 1/4- 1/2 lemon

*Optional: 1tbsp liquid sweetener e.g. coconut nectar, maple syrup, honey, stevia

 

Method:

  • Place raspberry & water mixture, plus lemon juice into a blender & blend until there are no lumps. (juice/smoothie consistency). If adding liquid sweetener, add to blender to mix well.

  • Pour ingredients into a bowl or jar, add chia seeds & whisk with a fork for about 1 minute until well combined and chia seeds have begun to absorp water.

  • Set aside on bench top, wait 15 minutes & whisk again to ensure chia seeds aren't clumping together.

 

Serving Suggestions!

How to make the ultimate pikelet stack!

  • Place one pikelet on a medium size plate (or whatever plate you have handy!), spoon chia jam onto pikelet & spread around with the back of the spoon or a knife. Place the next pikelet ontop of chia jam... REPEAT!

  • Top your pikelet with 1-2tsp tahini so it drips down each side (i love the unhulled, but you can also get hulled or black tahini). 

  • Drizzle the pulp of 1/2 passionfruit for the zingy goodness & sprinkle with toasted or natural shredded/dessicated or chipped coconut.

 

Enjoy! Like you're a child having the naughtiest breakfast in the world :)

 

Other topping options:

  • Pan toasted pepitas & sunflower seeds

  • Almond butter or other nut butter

  • A sprinkle of bee pollen

  • Half a chopped banana, sliced apple, pear, kiwi fruit etc

  • Natural yoghurt, goats, sheeps or coconut yoghurt drizzled with 1tsp honey or coconut.

 

Benefits of Chia seeds:

Not only is chia "jam" a great alternative to the normal sugar filled supermarket bought jams, but you get a spread that is filled with beneficial nutrients. From the chia seeds, but also from the fruit! 

 

Chia Seeds: Are loaded with protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and many important minerals.

  • Omega-3's are an important essential fatty acid that must come from dietary sources. They are beneficial for our body and play a great role by having antioxidant capabilities, can help to lower cholesterol, aid with blood sugar regulation and maintain optimal brain function and health.

  • Protein: chia seeds are a great vegetarian/ vegan source of protein and a great way to up your daily protein intake. They also contain an amino acid, Tryptophan, which is important for sleep, mood and appetite. 

  • Minerals: Chia seeds contain many nutrients that are important for bone health and maintenance, such as Calcium, Manganese and Phosphorus.

  • Fibre: Many people do not get enough fibre in their daily diets. Around 30g of chia seeds gives you roughly 13g of beneficial dietary fibre. This will contribute to reaching an adequate daily fibre intake and contribute to a happy digestive system. Helping move along toxins & eliminate the 'unwanted' out the end :) 

 

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