Horta = Vegetable. Hortamatic = Traditional recipe gone veganized goodness.


January 4, 2010

Prostate-'Porosis Protectin' Pancakes

Intros and Inspirations

Besides the title that invokes warm delicious food, what might be the inspiration for these protective pancakes? My background in alliteration? Certainly this was not a challenge submitted from any of our readership (hi mom).

Welp, I love pancakes made with Oat Flour, but this morning I realized I was all out. I further love to protect prostates and bones. Did I mention I am not a doctor, nutritionist, naturopath, acupuncturist, or psychic? Read onward, if you dare. Or go here for a more traditional pancake.

History of Dish

1/4/2010. Though I know others have taken blade to oat before me.


About five or six medium protector pancakes. Enough for two people if you are Rob and I.


  • 2/3 cup whole rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup whole 'raw' almonds
  • 1/3 cup whole raw pumpkin seeds (the green kind in bulk sections)
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 T Canola oil + 1 t baking powder + ½ t baking soda
  • 2/3 cup almond or soy milk
  • 1 bananna, mashed


  • Blend the oats, almonds, seeds, and cloves until mealy.
  • In a small dish, stir the Canola and baking powder and soda together with a fork.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, dump in the blended 'flour' mixture.
  • Mix in the Canola mixture.
  • Add the liquid (almond or soy) then stir in the mashed banana.

The mixture will seem very watery initially, but will be soaked up by the flour within a few minutes.


It occurred to me that you could have a very nice raw foodist's breakfast if you just simply eat the mixture without cooking it. Or, as a compromise, you could gently warm it in your sauce pan and add some black strap mollases for a power-punch of iron, calcium, and potassium. But this is Hortamatic, so we'll fry these suckers up, pancake-style.

  • Heat your cast iron or non-stick pan over medium-low heat and add 2 T olive oil.
  • When ready (sizzles with drop of water) add about 1/3 cup of the batter for each pancake.
  • Cook on each side till lightly browned, about 3 minutes.


We added ground up flax seed for extra omega 3s and slathered these with strawberry jam.

Optional: Add some berries or fruit to the mix, or ground walnuts. Adjust liquids/flours.


Bon appetite, prostate and bone density! These are also tasty, and full of protein, so they should be a good start to your day.

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