So as part of the Monday pancake series, instead of a recipe this week I am actually posting a few helpful hints of how to make recipes healthier. Let’s face it-pancakes are not always the healthiest recipes but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them that way. While I’m not saying diner pancakes are made in this regard…you can! While I realize not everyone wants to lighten up their pancakes, many people do.
Instead of adding oil you can substitute a half cup of pumpkin, applesauce or greek yogurt. All three make the pancakes especially moist and delicious.
If you don’t want to consume a lot of carbohydrates, think about using a high protein flour such as peanut flour.
Instead of using high sugary maple syrup top your pancakes with sugar free syrup, peanut butter, greek yogurt, Nutella (well…that is just me), jam and jellies, fruit.
Another thing you can do (disclaimer…I personally don’t prefer the taste) is switch an egg to egg whites saving fat cholesterol. You need something to bind the pancake together and make it fluffy but if you would prefer egg whites to egg that is for you.
Questions for you:
- How do you lighten up pancakes?
- How do you lighten up any recipe?