If you are looking for a healthy breakfast that is also delicious, pancakes are one of the best choices. For some people, it is a matter of taste, they select their food first and foremost based on how delicious it is. For others, it is all about healthy it is. No secret that eating a plate of pancakes means getting plenty of carbs. And since carbohydrates are your body's preferred source of fuel, that really means that pancakes are also a great source of energy.
The whole wheat pancake is the better option. You will still get plenty of carbs to fuel your healthy and active lifestyle, but the whole wheat pancakes also supply fiber both soluble and insoluble, which helps to stabilize your blood sugar level that makes you feel energized. Soluble fiber which dissolves in your digestive system helps to slow the absorption of sugar into your blood and can lower the cholesterol level. Where else the insoluble fiber, does not dissolve and helps you to avoid constipation.
You might not necessarily think of pancakes as a bone-building food, but it is surprisingly a good source of calcium. In addition to its bone-friendly benefits, calcium helps your nerves and muscles to function properly, and it might also help you to control your blood pressure. You can also make your own pancakes at home by following our simple recipe and method below.
- 1 cup (120g) whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg or 2 egg whites
- 1 cup (240ml) milk
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (63g) yogurt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Toss the flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. Whisk in the brown sugar and yogurt until no lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla until combined.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix the batter or your pancakes will be tough and very dense. Do not overmix the batter.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Coat generously with cooking spray, oil, or butter. Once hot, pour about 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook until the edges look dry and bubbles begin to form on the center or sides, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side until cooked through about 2 more minutes. Coat griddle/skillet again with nonstick spray for each pancake or batch of pancakes.
- Keep pancakes warm in a preheated (90°C) oven until all pancakes are cooked. Serve immediately. Pancakes taste best right after they are made. Yummy....enjoy~