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Cooking tips: 5 quick tips to make pancakes healthier (recipe inside)

Cooking tips: 5 quick tips to make pancakes healthier (recipe inside)

We love pancakes. We do not? Soft and fluffy pancakes with maple syrup drizzled with the side of fresh fruit – the thought alone makes us slurp. Pancakes are easy to prepare and are a popular breakfast option for everyone. So much so that a weekend brunch or elaborate breakfast platter doesn’t seem complete without pancakes, right? But have you ever wondered how many calories you consume with each bite of pancake?! A classic pancake contains maida (all-purpose flour), butter and sugar, all of which are packed with calories and carbohydrates. This is why we find that several fitness enthusiasts avoid pancakes.

What if we say we have some great tips that can help you make pancakes healthier?! You heard us. All you have to do is replace some of the ingredients with their healthier substitutes and make the dish suitable for any fitness enthusiast.

Also read: 11 best pancake recipes | Easy Pancake Recipes

Pancake is a popular breakfast option.

Here are 5 quick tips to make pancakes healthier:

  • Replace the maida with oat flour. Oats are packed with several essential nutrients to help you start the day right.
  • Avoid using white sugar. Either use healthier substitutes such as brown sugar, coconut sugar, cane sugar, etc., or remove the ingredient completely.
  • Add some fruit to the ingredient. Banana is a popular choice to add to pancake batter. It helps you get the texture and natural sweetness in the dish.
  • Add some vegetables. You can also add ingredients like spinach, beetroot, carrot, etc. to make it healthier – and of course colorful.

Finally, instead of dollops of butter, use a few drops of olive oil for the batter.

Considering all the tips above, we’ve found a healthy pancake recipe that’s definitely worth trying. It is called the spinach banana pancake. Let’s find out the recipe.

(Also Read: These 3 Oatmeal Pancake Recipes Will Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds)

How To Make Healthy Spinach Banana Pancake For Breakfast:

  1. Add the oats to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until broken down to a floury consistency.
  2. Add the milk, spinach, banana, cinnamon, egg and vanilla and mix until the spinach is completely broken down and the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and add butter/oil.
  4. Pour the pancake batter with a ladle and lightly brown on both sides.
  5. Serve with a side of nut butter or fresh fruit.

Click here for the detailed spinach banana pancake recipe.

Try it today and enjoy a healthy morning meal. Let us know how you liked it in the comments below.

About Somdatta SahaExplorer- that’s what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it food, people or places, all she craves is knowing the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.