7 Healthy Pancake Recipes You Should Try
A pancake is a flat cake, often thin, and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may also contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often with oil or butter.
They may be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips, or meat.
Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies.
Protein-packed pancakes provide a more satisfying way to pump up this muscle-friendly nutrient in the morning.
This recipe offers protein in not one, but five ways: eggs, egg whites, garbanzo bean flour, hemp protein powder and hemp seeds! The protein provided by both eggs and hemp seeds is considered to be of high quality.
LEMON-CHIA VEGAN PANCAKES
Chia seeds contain heart-healthful omega-3s and can act as egg replacers in recipes. That’s their mission in this lemony, vegan pancake recipe.
SAVORY SPINACH, TOMATO AND GOAT CHEESE PANCAKES
These pancakes feature garbanzo bean (chickpea) flour, oats, spinach and grape tomatoes.
They offer a savory way to start (or end) the day — and a flavorful way to fill up on fiber.
A sprinkling of goat cheese adds a hint of lusciousness.
SUNNY-SIDE-UP SCALLION PANCAKES
Here you’ll enjoy two large whole-grain pancakes made savory with scallions.
Then you’ll top your pancake stack with an egg prepared any which way, such as sunny-side up.
There’s no need for syrup — the egg provides the succulent balance you need, not to mention all of the nutrients packed into the yolk, including eye-healthful lutein and zeaxanthin.
GREEK YOGURT PANCAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES
Whole-wheat pastry flour replaces all-purpose white flour; nonfat plain Greek yogurt and no-sugar-added applesauce replaces the combination of sugar, butter and buttermilk.
That means no added fat or sugar from these swaps. The result is a perfectly moist pancake with just enough fluffiness.
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE-MINT PANCAKES
These pancakes are actually loaded with antioxidants from cocoa powder, potassium from banana and protein from eggs.
COCONUT-PEACH SUNDAE PANCAKES
They seem like dessert, but they’re designed for a meal since they’re rich in protein. The flour of choice is coconut flour, and the sugar of choice is coconut sugar.
If you have calories to spare, sprinkle with toasted sliced natural almonds or coconut chips for intriguing texture and extra tropical flair.