Welcome to the Breakfast with Jon series. If you don’t know me, I lost over 220 pounds with a holistic mind-body weight loss approach that I call The Gabriel Method. In this series I will introduce you to breakfasts that change your body on a cellular and hormonal level. No more mid-morning junk food cravings! You’ll feel less hunger, while you keep your blood sugar stable and nourish your body.
Chia bran is my new favorite cooking flour. Chia bran isn't ground chia seeds; it’s actually what’s left over after you extract the oil from chia seeds. Basically, when a manufacturer wants to make chia oil, what’s left over is chia bran. There are no starchy carbs or sugars in chia bran. It’s mainly fiber and protein — 20% protein in fact. Chia bran is ideal as a flour substitute because there’s no gluten or insulin increasing sugars. You’ll find chia bran in your health food store, or you can buy it in online. I use chia bran to make breads, muffins, pizza, bagels, and the tasty pancakes you see here.
Autumn Apple Cinnamon Chia Bran Pancakes
Serves: 4 – 6 pancakes