The Best (Healthy) Pancakes Recipe
Commercial pancake mix isn’t exactly good for you and I think you probably know that.
They are typically made up of heavily refined flours and sugar, as well as a few chemical ingredients that are hard to pronounce. That’s not the kind of stuff that is going to benefit your body.
These mixes are made up of a lot of “empty calories”, which means they lack much in the way of useful nutrition.
BUT, that doesn’t mean you can’t have healthy pancakes… it just takes a few extra steps.
Plus, these pancakes, with their all natural ingredients, are much more flavorful than that powdered mix anyway!
The Best Healthy Pancakes
How to make them:
They sound great, right? Wait until you smell them cooking!
Not only are they delicious, they’re great for you too. Just check out this list of health benefits for each ingredient:
Bananas contain significant amounts of magnesium, manganese, potassium and copper and are a good source of vitamins B6 and C. They can aid digestion and feed beneficial bacteria to support gut health. Bananas can help to balance your blood sugar after a meal, they are good for your heart and are a good option for those who want to lose weight, as they are low in calories, high in fiber and make you feel full for longer.
Eggs are a great source of protein and contain vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, D, E and K. They also contain selenium, zinc, iron, copper and lecithin. They are a healthy source of fat — even containing heart-healthy omega–3 fatty acids if the chickens are fed good-quality feed that includes flax.
Peanut butter contains protein and healthy fats and is a good source of potassium. It can promote good bone health and proper growth, it protects your immune system, aids in digestion and elimination and can help to lower cholesterol.
Raw, organic honey is often called ‘liquid gold’ and is used in many natural healing solutions, such as cough suppressants and sleep aids. It has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It also supports your immune system
Rolled oats can help to lower cholesterol, support healthy digestion and balance blood sugar levels. They are high in protein and fiber, vitamin B1 and minerals such as manganese and magnesium.
Perfect Press® Styrian Pumpkin Oil is pressed from the seeds of Styrian pumpkins. These pumpkins are grown exclusively for their seeds because they are the most nutritious pumpkin seeds in existence. Styrian pumpkin oil contains many vitamins — including A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D and especially E. Studies have found that Styrian pumpkin seed oil contains more antioxidants than any other unrefined oil. This oil also contains both omega–3 and omega–6 essential fatty acids, as well as highly beneficial phytonutrients. Primary benefits are for prostate, bladder and kidney health.
You probably have most of these ingredients on hand… so why not whip up a batch and see for yourself how easy healthy swaps can be! Let us know what you think in the comments.
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