Jul. 10

Healthy Pancakes

Category > Food

I have a weakness, we all do. Mine happens to be a love of waffles, crepes and pancakes. Crepes were a staple in my house growing up (as I think they were in many European homes). As such, it isn’t surprising that I still have random cravings for them. As an alternative to traditional recipes, I’ve been trying some healthier versions and made some this past weekend that hit the spot. Given that I find pancakes much easier to cook than crepes, I got a bit lazy and opted for pancakes instead. Nonetheless, my husband LOVED them too – I usually use that a good gauge for whether or not I screwed up when it comes to food haha.

Hope you try them out and let me know what you think!

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup wholegrain flour (gluten free flour would work great as well. You can also eliminate this and just double up on the oat flour if you want)
  • 1/2 cup of ground oat flour (I get mine from Bulk Barn, but if you can’t find it just pulse Oats in a food processor and you’ll get it)
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup organic greek unflavoured 0% yogurt
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup milk (you can also substitute milk for oat milk or unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 large Organic egg (if you’re allergic to eggs, you can skip this, the starch from bananas should hold them together well enough)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground flax
  • Optional: Feel free to throw in some fresh blueberries for ‘Blueberry/Banana Pancakes’

Measure out all the dry ingredients then simply add the wet ingredients. Whisk it all together to get some air into the batter and let it sit for a few minutes to rise. 

Heat a non-stick fying pan over medium heat with a dash of some pam spray.

I use a 1/4 cup measurement for each pancake and leave it to cook until you see small bubbles start to form, meaning they’re ready to flip. Do not overcook…

Remember that maple syrup goes great with these, but it is loaded with sugar, so try not to drench them in syrup. Alternatively you can substitute it with some honey as a topping. One thing that always helps me forget about maple syrup is that I load fresh fruit on top of them and voila….delicious, guilt free, healthy pancakes to start your day off right!

Try these out this weekend and let me know what you think. Did you make any substitutions? Looking forward to reading all your comments.