National Pancake Day is here! Pancakes are a favorite breakfast, or anytime food, among many people; however they get a bad reputation for being a overloaded carb breakfast.
There are some simple things you can change in your pancake recipe to kick that bad reputation.
-use whole-wheat flour instead of white
-substitute Splenda instead of sugar
-use egg substitutes instead of a whole egg
-choose skim or 1% milk instead of whole or 2%
-ditch the chocolate chips, add Nutella or reduced fat peanut butter
-add fresh fruit such as bananas, blueberries, or strawberries
The small changes can make the biggest difference!
Here is a simple 100 calorie pancake recipe to try!
Applesauce Banana Pancakes
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 TBS brown sugar
1 cup skim or 1% milk
1 medium egg (try an egg substitute if desired)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe medium banana
In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the egg and milk and mix well. In a separate bowl mash the banana and add applesauce. Combine the applesauce mixture with the batter and continue to mix well. Use a 1/3 measuring cup to pour batter onto a greased frying pan. Cook until bubbly than flip and cook on other side. Make sure the pancakes are cooked throughout entirely before serving. Add more fresh bananas or fruit of your choice and maybe even some fat free whipped cream on top, and ENJOY!