I’ve been posting a lot of savoury recipes lately. In fact it seems I had a run of savoury recipes starting with the crunchy corn cakes, ending with the paprika kasha, and stuffed with a green lentil and tomato casserole, mini bread bites, black bean buns, and savoury sticky rice pancakes.

All those recipes and not even breaking it up with something sweet in between, which I usually try to do in life, so why not on the blog too?

berry mochi pancakes

There is something similar about these pancakes from one of my recent recipes. Can you figure out what the similarity is?

berry mochi pancakes

Ingredients: Instructions
•2 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder
•2 tbsp coconut flour
•2 tbsp mochi (sticky rice) flour
•1/2 cup greek yogurt
•1/4 cup canned pumpkin (or mashed banana)
•1/2 cup cold Blueberry Bliss tea
•1/4 cup egg whites
•1/4 tsp stevia (or sweetener of choice)
•1/4 tsp baking powder
•1/4 tsp baking soda
•1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
•1/4 tsp vanilla extract
•3 tbsp frozen wild blueberries

1)Mix all dry ingredients

2)Add pumpkin mix well

3)Add egg whites, mix. Add other liquids (except ACV) mix. 

4)Turn heat on frying pan while it warms up add apple cider vinegar and mix. Begin making your pancakes once the frying pan is warm enough.

Category Mark Comments Overall Grade
Convenience

B+

Any pancakes with fruit in the mixture require a little more flipping skill than pancakes without.

A

Health

A

The protein powder, egg whites, and greek yogurt really give these pancakes a protein pancakes status. The stats are approx: 200cal (25g carbs/3g fat/20g protein)
Taste

A

There is nothing like blueberries in pancakes. The blueberry tea really enhances this flavour.

Texture

B+

These pancakes are moist but crisp up nicely on the outsides.

General Comments:
Makes 12 small pancakes

All this sweet recipe vs savoury recipe talk has prompted me to do a little digging into what the big difference is anyway. I found two really interesting articles:

1) Susceptibility to Overeating Affects the Impact of Savory or Sweet Drinks on Satiation, Reward, and Food Intake in Nonobese Women: essentially a study on how satiety is affected by taste (sweet vs savoury). (source)

2) The Liaison of Sweet and Savory: a study on the inhibiting factors of taste, but what I found more interesting was the chemistry and theory behind it. The image below is from the article (source).

chemistry taste

If it is too nerdy for you you can still benefit from learning that umami is another word for savoury!

You better believe I topped these pancakes with even more berries!

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Have you ever heard of the word umami before? What is your favourite fruit to add to pancakes?