Think you know pancakes? Well, think again.
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Change your expectations for this breakfast staple with six recipes that promise to turn your flapjacks into dramatically delicious slices. An extra? They bring extra nutritional value with all that flavor.
So grab your frying pan and let’s go.
If you’re looking to boost your protein intake, try these cottage cheese pancakes to start your day. A serving of four small pancakes provides a whopping 20 grams of protein. Preparation is also an easy lift.
Pumpkin provides an impressive nutritional ingredient. For starters, vitamin A isn’t on the charts, which is good for your eyesight. So maybe it’s time to look at eating this gourd during seasons other than fall. Pumpkin pancakes are a good start.
You know how there always seems to be a ready-to-eat banana on your counter? Make good use of it by making banana pancakes. With just a few ingredients, recipes don’t get much easier.
Spice things up
Ginger adds a definite punch to any dish. Do you want proof? Try this sweet potato pancake recipe, using this spice. These latkes are also a good source of dietary fiber plus vitamins A and C.
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These potato pancakes have a healthy dose of zucchini, but let’s not kid ourselves: the toasted walnut topping is what sets this recipe apart. Walnuts bring a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids into the dish, plus iron, magnesium and folate.
Chickpeas? Yes please!
Savory pancakes bring a whole new taste experience to the table. This chickpea and spinach creation is bursting with flavors enhanced by cumin, dill and green onions. These unique pancakes are also packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber.