How To Prepare Healthy Pancakes with Best Recipes
Make your breakfast a brilliant wake-up call with these easy and healthy pancakes recipes. The basic batter and sweet ingredients are healthy enough to motivate you to get out of bed. These healthy pancakes recipes are low in calories, and will definitely satisfy your cravings for sweet.
Pancakes are a traditional breakfast treat that are easy to make. Once you get the basic recipe down, you can start experimenting and putting your own spin on these breakfast-time favorites.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
Sweet and slightly spicy, these brightly colored carrot pancakes have only 315 calories. Use low-fat buttermilk and spices to create a delicious dessert breakfast.
- 1 and ¼ all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts (toasted)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg (freshly ground)
- Dash of ground cloves
- Dash of ground ginger
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 and ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- 2 cups finely grated carrot
- Cooking spray
- 3 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp honey
Servings: 6 (2 pancakes per one serving)
Weigh the flour into dry measuring cups and combine with the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl and whisk. Combine ¼ cup brown sugar and next 4 ingredients. Then add sugar mixture to flour mixture, stirring well. Fold in 2 cups carrot.
Heat a large nonstick skillet at medium heat. Sprinkle the pan with cooking spray and add ¼ cup batter mounds onto pan. Cook for 2 minutes or until edges look cooked. Then turn pancakes over and cook 1 more minute. Combine butter and honey in a small bowl and serve with pancakes.
Whole-Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Get a plenty of antioxidants with this easy to prepare pancakes recipe. Add a handful of almonds, and you’ve got a complete healthy and nutrient packed breakfast. This pancake recipe has only 212 calories per serving and it is low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
Second Recipe for Pancakes
The following ingredients will make about 8-10 inch (25 cm) pancakes ; you may change the amounts of ingredients according to the number you wish to serve:
- 2 cups (18oz/510g) self-rising or all-purpose flour (See tips below)
- 2 or 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups (350ml) of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of butter or vegetable oil
- 5 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- A pinch of salt.
Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat until creamy. Add in the dry ingredients excluding the salt and baking soda if using self-rising flour. Do not stir mixture at this point!
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Make sure that it’s completely melted; about a minute is sufficient.
Add the butter and milk to the mix. Stir gently, leaving some small clumps of dry ingredients in the batter. Do not blend until completely smooth. If your batter is smooth, your pancakes will be tough and flat as opposed to fluffy.
- If using vanilla extract, you can add it to the mix alongside the butter and milk.
Heat the frying pan to a medium low flame. If you have an initial “pancake” setting on your stove, use that. Be sure to use non-stick spray, or a pat of butter so the pancakes won’t stick.
Sprinkle a few flecks of water onto your pan. If it ‘dances’, or jumps from the pan with a sizzle, the pan is ready for the batter.
Pour about 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup batter from the tip of a large spoon or from a pitcher onto the hot griddle or greased frying pan. The amount you pour will decide the final size of your pancakes. It is best to begin with less batter, and then slowly pour more batter onto the pan to increase the pancake size.
Cook for about two minutes or until the pancake is golden. You should see bubbles form and then pop around the edges. When the bubbles at the edge of the batter pop and a hole is left that does not immediately close up, flip the cake gently.
Cook the other side until golden and remove. Want a deeper color? Repeat the steps for another thirty seconds per side until the pancake is done enough for your tastes.
Enjoy! Try adding butter, peanut butter, syrup, jelly, chocolate chips, cookies, candy crumbles or fruit to your pancakes for a different, more exciting flavor. The varieties are endless. These are the most delectable pancakes you will ever taste.