Pancakes: 5 healthy recipes

Who says weekend says pancakes! It is the favorite meal of gourmet breakfasts and Sunday brunch. Otherwise, this thick pancake is far from being a balanced meal! That’s why we have found 5 healthy pancake recipes for you, easy to make!

It is in the United States and Canada, that the famous pancakes were born. They are small, relatively thick pancakes with about 230 calories per 50 grams (the equivalent of a pancake). They are usually topped with sweet side dishes such as chocolate, honey or fruit. But it is also possible to eat it salty by adding scrambled eggs or bacon! You will have understood it, they are very caloric! But a breakfast, on the weekend, without pancakes, is not a real breakfast. So here are some Healthy recipe ideas!

Banana pancakes

Preparation time: 1 minute

Ingredients (for 1 person) :

  • one banana. This fruit is great for replacing sugar or any other fat in recipes. Moreover, it perfumes your preparation and leaves a naturally sweet taste in your mouth.
  • 2 eggs

Preparation :
In a bowl, break two eggs and add the banana (peeled). Blend until smooth.
Heat a frying pan (over low heat) and grease it lightly (oil or butter) so that the dough does not stick. Then fill a ladle in a round shape. Do not spread the mixture, as the idea here is to obtain a thick dough that will make the pancake soft. Then, once you see small bubbles on top, turn your pancake over. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Take the pancake off the pan, then add as much agave syrup, dark chocolate or red fruit coulis, jam, almonds, dried or fresh fruit as you like.

Oat flake pancakes

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Ingredients (for about 2 persons):

  • 1 egg
  • 40 cl of vegetable milk (almond, soya, oats…) Vegetable milk is ideal for lactose intolerant people.
  • 180g of oat flakes

Preparation :
In a bowl, beat the egg as if you were preparing an omelette. Then add the oat flakes and the vegetable milk.
Heat a frying pan (over low heat) and grease it lightly (with oil or butter) so that the mixture does not stick. Then pour a ladle of dough without spreading it out to make a thick pancake. Then, wait for small bubbles to form on the top before turning it over. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove it from the heat, then add as much agave syrup, dark chocolate or red fruit coulis, jam, almonds, dried or fresh fruit as you like.

Vegan and gluten-free pancakes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

  • 125g buckwheat flour
  • 125 g wholemeal rice flour
  • 310 ml rice milk
  • 50 g of applesauce
  • ½ gluten-free yeast sachet
  • 3 tablespoons of agave syrup

Ingredients (for about 2 persons):

Preparation :
In a salad bowl, mix the rice milk and the applesauce. In another bowl, mix the two types of flour, yeast and agave syrup.
Then, while whisking your first bowl, gradually add the mixture of flour, yeast and agave syrup.
Heat a frying pan (over low heat) and grease it lightly (with oil or butter) so that the mixture does not stick. Then pour a ladle of dough without spreading it out to make a thick pancake. Then, wait for small bubbles to form on the top before turning it over. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove it from the heat, then add as much agave syrup, dark chocolate or red fruit coulis, jam, almonds, dried or fresh fruit as you like.

Cheese Pancakes

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Ingredients (for about 2 persons) :

  • 100 g of 0% curd cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 45 g flour
  • 5 cl of vegetable milk (almond, soya, oats…)
  • ¼ sachet of baking powder

Preparation :
In a container, mix the 0% curd cheese, the vegetable milk and the egg. Then add the flour and yeast and mix again to obtain a homogeneous texture.
Heat a frying pan (over low heat) and grease it lightly (with oil or butter) so that the mixture does not stick. Then pour a ladle of dough without spreading it out to obtain a very thick pancake. Then, wait for small bubbles to form on the top before turning it over. Let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove it from the heat then add, as you wish, side dishes such as agave syrup, dark chocolate or red fruit coulis, jam, almonds, dried or fresh fruit.

Pumpkin pancakes

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients (for about 2 persons):

  • 250 g of pumpkin
  • 100 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 ml of vegetable milk (almond, rice, soy …)
  • ½ teaspoon of baking yeast
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Preparation :
Peel and cut your pumpkin into pieces. Steam it long enough to make it easy to mash into a puree.
In a bowl, mix the pumpkin, eggs, vegetable milk and cinnamon. Then add the flour and baking powder and mix again.
Heat a frying pan (over low heat) and grease it lightly (with oil or butter) so that the mixture does not stick. Then pour a ladle of dough into the pancake without spreading it out to make a thick pancake. Then, wait for small bubbles to form on the top before turning it over. Bake for 1 to 2 minutes. You will obtain a pancake with a beautiful orange color.
Remove it from the heat and then add as much agave syrup and fresh fruit as you like. You can also eat it with salty side dishes such as eggs, avocado or bacon.

Now you can eat a balanced meal on the weekend and still enjoy yourself! It is not because you remove fat from your plates that your meals will be less tasty. You just need to know how to replace fatty foods with naturally sweet foods, such as fruit, for example. Everything is replaceable, nothing is indispensable! Good morning grace and bon appétit!

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