PANCAKE TUESDAY – TOP 5 HEALTHY PANCAKES

It’s Pancake Tuesday, well technically it’s Shrove Tuesday, but all I hear is PANCAKES! Many people around the world celebrate Pancake Tuesday, whether they know why or not, the importance here is PANCAKES!

Here are my top 5 in ascending order…

 pancakes

5. CREAM CHEESE PANCAKES FOR THE KETOGENIC DIET

Ketogenic diet, is more of a way of eating than a diet per se. It centres around a high fat, moderate protein and a VERY low carb intake.

Ingredients:

2 oz Cream Cheese
2 Eggs
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 pkt Stevia

Method:

http://eatingketo.blogspot.com/2012/01/cream-cheese-pancakes-or-crepes.html

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4. GRACIOUS PANTRY ZUCCHINI FRITTERS

Eating the RDA of green vegetables is somewhat challenging, so here is the perfect way to get in a little extra.

Ingredients:

6 egg whites

1/2 cup raw quick oats

1 small zucchini, grated

Hummus

Oil of choice

Method:

http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-breakfast-zucchini-fritters/

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3. QUINOA BANANA PANCAKES

Not for the grain sensitive

Ingredients:


1/2 cup oats (ground into a flour-like consistency)
1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp raw honey
2 egg whites
1 mashed banana
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp stevia

Method:

Combine quinoa, milk, oats and honey

In a small bowl mash banana and stir in vanilla and stevia and add to quinoa mix

In a separate bowl whisk eggs until fluffy and forming peaks

With a spatula fold egg whites into mixture

Use 1/3 cup to measure portions to pour into pan (sprayed with non stick coating or coconut oil) on medium heat (3-4 minutes a side).

Top with whatever you like, I chose frozen raspberries.

(Personally I am not a fan of stevia it’s sweet enough with the banana)

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2. PALEO SWEET POTATO PANCAKES

Sweet potato is one of the best carbohydrates you can have living a clean eating lifestyle. For this recipe you will need the following.

Ingredients:

1 cup Mashed Sweet Potatoes

2 cups Almond Meal

2 Eggs

4 Tbl Almond Milk

½ tsp Baking Powder

½ tsp Vanilla Extract

½ tsp Ground Nutmeg

½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

Method:

http://fedandfit.com/2012/12/26/paleo-sweet-potato-pancakes/

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1. THE SIMPLE EGG & BANANA PANCAKE

This one has been done over and over again, in my particular household and many more. Reason being, it’s a winner.

Ingredients:

2 eggs (organic or free range preferably)

1 banana (the riper the better)

cinnamon

Method:

Mash banana and beat eggs separately. Combine and add a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pour like normal into a non stick pan (you’re going to need a good one) with a bit of coconut oil. Wait until it is sturdy enough to flip, look out for bubbles forming.

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And as a little extra treat, here is what I call…

AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL AS YOU CAN GET WHOLEWHEAT PANCAKES by DISH DELICIOUS

Look, sometimes you just want a pancake and don’t want to hear about mashing up bananas and eggs. So if that is what you are thinking after reading all of this, try out a healthier version of the real thing.

Ingredients:

1.5 cups of whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey

1 knob of butter (love Rachel’s Organic butter)

Method:

http://dish-delicious.com/whole-wheat-pancakes/

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