Celebrate National Pancake Day With These Healthy Pancake Recipes

Posted on Feb 24th 2019 by Marilu Cristina Flores

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Pancakes are a delicious and timeless breakfast staple, but toppings, butter and syrup add unnecessary and unhealthy grams of fat, sugar and calories to the most important meal of the day.

However, there are many ways to substitute some of those sugar-laden ingredients for fresh, healthier ones.  So in celebration of #NationalPancakeDay, here are two of my favorite healthy pancake recipes.

Tropical Island Coconut Pancakes (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Ingredients:

  1. 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  2. 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  3. 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  4. 1/4 teaspoon coconut lime salt
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Using a medium whisk, mix the butter, yogurt, coconut sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together your coconut flour and baking powder. 
  3. Combine dry and wet ingredients.
  4. Let batter sit 15 minutes, this will allow it to thicken.
  5. Lightly oil skillet and heat over medium heat.
  6. Spoon your pancake batter onto skillet to make pancakes about 2-3 inches in diameter.
  7. If batter is too thick, flatten it out with a spatula.

Serve with agave or coconut syrup. Enjoy!

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon dark brown or turbinado sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 Egg, beaten
  6. 1 Cup milk
  7. 2 tablespoons melted salted butter

Instructions:

  1. Combine your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, butter and bananas.
  2. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.
  3. Lightly oil your skillet and heat over medium high heat. Spoon the batter onto the skillet. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

Serve with agave or maple syrup. Enjoy!

 


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Marilu Cristina Flores

Marilu is a veteran of the entertainment industry, her career in entertainment spans over thirteen years having worked with some of the most prominent creative media houses known, including, Warner Brothers, MTV and Universal Pictures. In 2014, she shifted gears to begin working as a digital marketing professional. Prior to her work at Florida Blue, she worked for Keurig in Waterbury, Vermont. Marilu is incredibly passionate about our oceans, wildlife, and conservation, and has been featured as a guest speaker at conferences nationwide for her knowledge and expertise on Marine environments and the issues affecting our oceans. A Miami native, she holds a degree in Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Resource Management from the University of Queensland and currently acts as the Surfrider Foundation's Regional Coordinator in Florida.

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