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Healthy whole grain pancakes

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My family loves pancakes! The funny thing is we rarely have them for breakfast. At our house, pancakes are more a dinner thing. I think it may be because these healthy whole grain pancakes are so substantial that they really can be enough for dinner. Your basic pancake is full of white flour, lots of sugar and very little in the way of “good for you” ingredients. These are very different! How about oats, whole wheat flour, bananas, almond milk and flaxmeal? Sounds pretty healthy right?

Pile of healthy pancakes

But more importantly, how do they taste? You’ll have to ask my kids – I make a double batch and we’re lucky if there’s a serving left when dinner is over! Can’t fool kids right? And in my book, healthy and delicious have to go hand-in-hand. There’s no point in eating healthy food if you aren’t going to get joy from eating it! Food is not only feeding your body but your soul as well. The experience of eating is just as important as the food itself.

Our favorite toppings for pancakes are real maple syrup, some fruit (applesauce, strawberries, blueberries, etc) with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or simply a little butter. If you really want to make them extra special, serve them with some of this amazing dulce de leche!

These pancakes do freeze well so don’t be afraid to make a lot! I never make less than a double batch. When we do have some left, I just lay them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once they are solid, I transfer them to ziploc bags. The kids can pull them out of the freezer for breakfast. A little time in the toaster oven or microwave and breakfast is ready.

Pancakes cooking on the griddle

Give these a try and you won’t be disappointed! As a result, you may even find that you’re making and eating pancakes a little more often – guilt free!

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Healthy Whole Grain Pancakes
The most delicious, healthy pancakes ever! Heavier than your typical pancake with amazing flavor!
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Course Breakfast
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Use a hand blender or small food processor to blend the oats until the texture is flour like
  2. In a large bowl mix the oats through the nutmeg (10 ingredients).
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk the egg, almond milk,oil and vanilla. Stir in the mashed bananas. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  4. Let the batter rest while you heat a non-stick griddle over medium high heat (about 300-325 if using an electric griddle). Drop the batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto the hot griddle and cook until the edges start to dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side until browned. Repeat with remaining batter.
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