Day 15: Healthy Cooking Challenge

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Sometimes you just feel like having pancakes. The great thing about breakfast is that you can have it for dinner!!!

I’ve made a lot of pancakes in my life. I’ve experimented with a lot of different recipes. I did find my favorite basic pancake recipe. That pin is here —>Fluffy Pancakes

However, that isn’t the healthiest version you can make.

I searched for Whole Wheat pancakes and of course found tons. I wanted to find one that was as close to Vegan as possible. This one seemed perfect, and let me tell you——it was delicious!!

 

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cups reduced fat milk, dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted, plus more for skillet or substitute coconut oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Now I changed some ingredients in this recipe. I also halved the recipe. The original recipe called for one egg, and well you just can’t use half an egg!! I promise it didn’t mess up the recipe at all. If you want to make the full recipe, by all means just double the above. Pancakes freeze really well, so you could make bulk and just heat them in the toaster in the morning!!

I mixed all of the wet ingredients first and then dumped in the dry. You can increase the milk a little bit if you like a thinner pancake, but the 3/4 c was perfect for me!

I used coconut oil instead of butter in my cast iron skillet. I love making pancakes in my cast iron. They get beautifully golden brown and of course I was so excited about these pancakes I forgot to take a picture. Ugh.

Everyone knows that first batch is never perfect, but I only cooked two batches so half of mine were perfect. Heehee.

I waited until all the little bubbles stopped moving around and the edges were looking a little dry. I flipped em and waited a few more minutes. Yay!

These pancakes were delicious. I actually wasn’t sure I was going to like them, but they were nutty and just sweet enough. I really liked the flavor that the coconut sugar added.

Now for the calories and fat!!

I made 6 medium pancakes!!

128cal and 5.6g fat.

Of course you could add some turkey bacon or turkey sausage to add some more protein. I will definitely be making these again!!

Here’s the original recipe: Whole Wheat Pancakes

 

 

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