Can You Guess the Protein-Packed Ingredient in These Pancakes?

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If you’re looking for a way to sneak some extra protein and fiber into your diet, these fluffy pancakes are just the ticket. The secret ingredient? Red lentils.

Yes, you read that correctly — red lentils! It might seem strange, but red lentils have such a mild flavor and, when puréed, truly sneak by undetected among the other usual players in your standard pancake batter. The cooked, puréed lentils lend great texture, leaving you with a thick stack of pancakes that’ll stick to your ribs.

If you’re still feeling a little unsure, take comfort in the fact that any pancake tastes good with a generous drizzle of maple syrup on top. A pat of butter and a sprinkling of powdered sugar wouldn’t hurt, either.

Get the Recipe: Red Lentil Pancakes from Salted Plains