What a delight to live in a place that we can globally honor the amazingness that is pancakes. Definitely in my top 5 favorite foods ever! Here 6 ways to either add to your already existing pancake recipe or swap ingredients for a healthier option! Let me know how you like them if you try them out, or what you do to up the health factor in your pancakes in the comments!
- Protein Powder
Protein is a huge part of staying in shape as it helps with muscle building and recovering, and adding a little to the mix will help you stay full longer, and you won’t even be able to taste it!
One of the easiest ways to add a health kick is baking in or topping your pancakes with some fruit such as blueberries, bananas even strawberries! Fruits are full of antioxidants and vitamins, which are great for you!
I think of quinoa as the latest trend in the healthy obsessed world. It is a grain that is high in good fats as well as protein!
If your go-to pancake recipe calls for oil, try replacing it with applesauce! It’s a great alternative and you can’t tell the difference!
OK Emily… spinach in pancakes, you really are weird. Now I love spinach, not sure why I just do! I always put it in my smoothies cause you can’t taste it, so although it gives your pancakes a bit of a tint, blend it up beforehand and throw it in the mix. Spinach is high in calcium, fiber, Vitamin A and K!
6. Peanut Butter
Adding peanut butter to your pancakes is also great for protein because it offers healthy fats and protein. To go a little edgier try crunchy peanut butter!
I hope these healthy tips serve you well and you enjoy NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY to its full potential!