What do chia seeds, spinach, chocolate, and blueberries all have in common? They are pancake ingredients, of course. Check out these five delicious and nutritious pancake recipes that will jumpstart your day.
Lemon-Chia Pancakes with Blueberries. What’s better than the taste of lemon pancakes topped with fresh blueberries? Lemon pancakes that are packed with heart-healthy omega-3s. These healthy pancakes are made with chia seeds instead of eggs, and are moist and fruity.
Spinach, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Pancakes. Yes, you are still reading about pancakes! Now you can start your day with a serving of veggies that tastes yummy. These savory flapjacks are packed with fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. This recipe makes for a healthy dinner, too.
Fudge-Topped Chocolate Chip Pancakes. This may sound like a rich dessert, but with just 200 calories per cake and five grams of protein, your waistline is safe. Skip the donut or pastry and opt for this sweet, healthy alternative. Top with fresh raspberries to get an added serving of fruit. Yum!
Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Strawberries. Everyone loves pancakes with strawberries and this recipe is a simple, healthier version of just that. Greek yogurt, pure vanilla extract, and no-sugar-added applesauce lighten your favorite breakfast by replacing more traditional ingredients like sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Lose the calories, not the fluffiness or flavor.
Easy, Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes. Whipping up a batch of these hotcakes will please the whole family – even those with gluten sensitivity. All you need are bananas, eggs, and a pinch of salt for these protein-rich sweet breakfast treats. Serve with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon!
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