For some of us, this is the only day of the year we indulge in pancakes but there’s no reason why, as a treat within an otherwise healthy diet, we shouldn’t be eating them more often.
The good news is, tweaking a few of the traditional ingredients can make a difference in terms of nutrition without having having to sacrifice taste.
Wheat-free, reduced sugar or sugar-free, low carb, gluten-free, high protein, almond milk, almond flour, nuts, oats, coconut oil and yogurt are just a few of the healthier options you can include.
The traditional pancake is made white flour, eggs, cows milk and fried in vegetable or olive oil, topped with something sugary. Nutritionally, not amazing apart from the eggs and olive oil.
Making some simple swaps can add some noticeable nutritional benefits:
|White flour||Wholewheat flour
|Cows milk||Almond milk
|Maple Syrup||Organic honey|
|Vegetable Oil||Coconut oil
Pancake Recipe Links To Get You Going:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup
Blueberry Oatmeal Yogurt Pancakes
Grain-free Coconut Flour Pancakes
Paleo Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes
10 Protein Pancake Recipes
Gluten-free Vegan Pancakes