International Pancake Day is the day before Lent and there aren’t many people that don’t like pancakes. Pancakes are usually made out of white flour with an egg, a little fat, a liquid, topped off with a syrup made of high fructose corn syrup – this is essentially NO nutrition. If we think about what pancakes have come to be, we realize they are a “nothing” food as bad as the worse junk food out there. One egg in a dozen or so pancakes is not much egg per pancake. However, pancakes do not have to be nutritionally bankrupt when there are simple recipe changes that make pancakes into nutritional giants. Read on to discover how you can make healthy homemade pancakes that really deliver good nutrition to your family.
Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes – How Sweet It Is
This recipe takes the goodness of whole wheat pastry flour, bananas, and maple syrup (to name a few ingredients) and combines them into a delicious pancake and maple syrup delight. She says they are like cake for breakfast and taste extra good with ice cream on top.
Healthy Whole Wheat Flax Seed Banana Pancakes – Chef Ashley
These whole wheat flax seed pancakes are packed with nutrients. She includes a recipe for peanut butter syrup that sounds yummy too.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes – Smitten Kitchen
These cottage cheese pancakes are absolutely packed with nutritious ingredients. They reminded the cook of ricotta pancakes she made, and turned out well for her and her guest.
Sunflower Seed Pancakes – Owen’s Allergies
You can easily add goodness by putting sunflower seeds in the pancake batter. Years ago, there was a recipe I had, now long since lost, for ground sunflower seed pancakes that was so good it was indescribable. This recipe calling for ground sunflower seeds tastes very much like that lost one.
This ebook Collection of 30 Top Class Healthy, Easy, Super-Delicious & Most Popular Vegetarian Pancakes & Waffles Recipes In Just 3 Or Less Steps has many more pancake ideas you can try!
Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes – Minimalist Baker
The only sugar is in the chocolate chips, and these can be made gluten free and without butter. Using Almond butter makes them even healthier! If you like chocolate chip oatmeal cookies you’ll like these.
Add your own favorite ingredients
There are lots of pancake and waffle additions you can make that boost the pancake’s quality. These recipes are great but when you are really busy and can’t make a complex pancake recipe you can simply toss in sunflower or flax seeds, use whole milk, whole wheat flour, honey instead of sugar… easy and simple changes. A little nutritional boost can go a long way.
What’s your favorite thing to add to pancakes?
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