I’ve been trying to come up with some new recipes for my daughter lately, as she’s switching to whole foods. But being a bit of a crunchy-type person, I only want to feed her the healthiest of healthy foods, at least while she’s a toddler (what happened to my baaaabbbbbbbyyyy?). So I came up with these yummy Clean-Eating Whole Grain Pancakes!
The combination of whole wheat flour and oatmeal means these pancakes are high fibre and will help keep you full. Apple sauce replaces both sugar and oil, and coconut water adds in bonus nutrients. Plus, I add in some yoghurt for calcium and to help make the pancakes fluffy. To ‘fry’ these pancakes without oil, just use a non-stick frying pan, but I will admit to using butter to fry them when making them for myself.
- 1 tbsp. apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 c. yoghurt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/4 c. coconut water
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until just mixed.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, and pour in 1/8 of batter per pancake.
- When bubbles form and pop on top of the pancake, flip and cook on the other side until that side is golden as well.
- Serve, enjoy, and feel healthy!
Serving Size:1 pancakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 6g
I like to top these with some almond butter and sliced banana before serving them to my daughter, but I will admit to serving them with maple syrup and sliced bananas for myself. What can I say, I like sugar! At least maple syrup is a less refined sweetener, so I can feel healthy about that!
You could easily adapt these Clean-Eating Whole Grain Pancakes to your own personal tastes. Why not add in some grated apple and cinnamon? Or pumpkin pie spice and some pumpkin chunks or puree? All healthy options, and all delicious ones too! What are your favourite pancake flavours? Let me know in the comments!
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