Celebrate National Pancake Day With These 8 Mouthwatering Recipes
The last thing we need is an excuse to eat pancakes. However, on National Pancake Day, March 4, it's nice to have an extra reason to indulge. The only problem? Pancakes may be delicious, but they tend to be super caloric and loaded with fat and processed carbs. Not to worry! Check out these 8 healthy pancake recipes so you can celebrate without the guilt.
Pancakes may as well be the dessert of breakfast foods -- topped with a bit of butter and some maple syrup, they surely satisfy a sweet tooth. The only problem? They sure can pack a calorie whallop. A classic short stack (that's three pancakes, friends) at IHOP boasts 470 calories, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams saturated fat, and 69 grams carbohydrates.
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In honor of National Pancake Day (March 4) we've gone on a hunt for healthy pancake recipes to sastisfy all your carby cravings. And with protein, fruit, and fiber thrown into the mix, these flapjacks will actually keep you full until lunchtime.
I don't want to ruin the surprise, but one of these recipes has only TWO ingredients. Yeah, get to clickin.'
From Mandy's Recipe Box
These gluten-free chocolate banana pancakes need no introduction -- chocolate and bananas, people!
From Top With Cinnamon
The basic batter for these gluten, grain, and dairy-free pancakes is simply banana and eggs. The rest, well, that's up to you.
Perfect when you’re craving comfort food but want something a little bit healthier.
From How Sweet It Is
I don't think I've ever seen such a perfectly stacked dozen pancakes in my life. Then again, not too many people stack a dozen pancakes for consumption all at once.
From the photo, I'll admit these pancakes don't look all that healthy. But get this: at 190 calories this decadent stack is a breakfast-recipe repeat waiting to happen.
From Minimalist Baker
This husband and wife team, John and Dana, put it best:
"Carrot cake = perfection
Coconut cake = the bees knees
Carrot + coconut pancakes = pancake heaven."
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