This simple yet health pancake recipe does away with all the sweet stuff and instead opts for high fiber ingredients like 100% whole wheat and flaxseed.
The resulting pancakes are quite dense, but the increased fiber will ensure that you feel full throughout the day and eat smaller portions than you would otherwise.
Other benefits of this pancakes recipe includes low blood cholesterol and this recipe is low on carbs, sodium and saturated fats.
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup buttermilk powder
- 5 tablespoons dried egg whites
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1/2 cup wheat bran, or oat bran
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk together the flour, dried egg whites, buttermilk, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Meanwhile stir in flaxseed meal, dry milk and bran. (Makes 6 cups dry mix.)
- Now combine the milk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup.
- Place 2 cups pancake mix in a large bowl and create a well in its center. Whisk in the milk mixture and mix it in the well but don't over do it. The batter will get really thin, but let it stand for 5 minutes and it will start getting thick again.
- Take a nonstick skillet and spray it with cooking oil before putting it on medium heat.
- Now mix the batter and use one quarter of a cup for one pancake.
- Cook the pancakes for about 2 minutes until you start seeing bubbles form.
- Now turn them over and cook for another 2 minutes until both sides are light golden and slightly brown.
- You can serve these pancakes with fresh fruits but avoid using any syrups because those will effectively negate any health benefits you would have otherwise.