Healthier Pancake Recipe {with video}

Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s a good chance to start your day in a healthy way. Pancakes may not seem healthy, but with a few simple adjustments, they can easily fit into a health-conscious breakfast.

This recipe takes minutes to prepare and can be stored away for later use. Ground oats are added as the base to aid in heart health, diabetes control and immune system strength. The oats also give you energy to be productive all day long. The cinnamon adds a bit of flavor, while also being beneficial in reducing inflammation.

You can add more nutrients to your pancakes by topping them with fruits, granola, nuts, and yogurt – the possibilities are endless.

Watch this video to see how they’re made:

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

2 cups flour of your choice

2 cups quick oats, ground or whole (do not use steel-cut oats)

3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

3 Tbsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. sugar or organic coconut palm sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1 Tbsp. heart healthy oil of choice

1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract, optional

Healthier Pancake Recipe

Instructions
1. Pour flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a large airtight container.

2. Shake the container so all ingredients are combined.

3. Preheat the pan on medium to high heat. Use cooking spray to grease the griddle.

4. Pour one cup of the dry mix, egg, milk, oil, and vanilla or almond extract into a medium bowl. Stir well. Store the remaining dry mix for later use.

5. Pour 1/3 cup batter and cook until bubbles on the surface of the pancake have popped. Flip and cook until the underside is light golden. Enjoy!

Tip: Try pouring wet pancake mix into a squeeze bottle for control and ease of cooking pancakes.


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