Pancakes may be at the top of the list for the most popular breakfasts and a definite crowd-pleaser, but when you are attempting to manage a healthy diet, processed flour and excess sugar should be avoided at all costs. So, what are you to do if you want to have your pancakes and eat them too?
Luckily, there are always alternatives for your favorite unhealthy foods and there are ways to indulge without the bulge. Swapping ingredients such as whole-wheat flour and bananas for the usual refined flour and processed oil will let you keep the delicious taste of pancakes without all the unwanted fat and calories.
Whether you are making gluten-free, vegan, or paleo pancakes, these recipes will help you please your family and save your waistline. Every once in awhile you may surprise yourself, and others, with how eating healthy does not have to be a deprivation, but instead a positive lifestyle change with simple modifications.
Banana, Blueberry, and Pecan Pancakes
After you have tried this flavorful recipe, you won’t believe these pancakes are vegan and gluten-free. Instead of using flour, combine oats and pecans to form the perfect, fluffy pancake. Bananas are substituted for bananas, and regular milk is replaced with rich and creamy almond milk.
Banana Bread Protein Pancakes
Never feel guilty about having something sweet after your daily exercise. These protein pancakes will replenish your muscles after a workout and keep you satisfied until lunchtime.