Did you know today was a holiday? It's National Pancake Day!! A day worth celebrating of COURSE. I thought I'd celebrate by giving you some of my fave pancake recipes. I don't think you'll be too surprised with my choices.
These are great recipes for a healthy breakfast, or even a delicious dinner. My family did breakfast for dinner all the time growing up. It is an easy way to feed the family a healthy dinner quickly, and provides a meal that most kiddies LOVE to eat.
I featured these Whole Wheat Pancakes back in December when my sister whipped them up for our family.
They are so tasty, and really hearty and filling. Click HERE for the recipe.
These Banana Pancakes are more than delicious, and super easy to make as well.
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons Splenda (You could use agave, honey, or raw sugar here)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup skim milk
2 ripe bananas
2 egg whites or 1 egg substitute
Directions: Mash bananas first. Mix together wet ingredients with bananas, and then add dry ingredients. Spoon batter onto hot griddle.
This recipe makes 5 servings of 2 pancakes each. Here are the stats...
Obviously, I would have to include something with peanut butter in it. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes are To. Die. For.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Directions: Mix together wet ingredients, and then add dry ingredients. Mix in mini chocolate chips last. Spoon batter onto hot griddle.
These recipe makes 12 pancakes. For one pancake here are the stats.
This recipe for Blueberry pancakes is another one worth trying.
My favorite pancake toppings are sugar free syrup, lite syrup, peanut butter, spray butter, fresh fruit, fat free cool whip, nutella, and cinnamon sugar. It is only in the past few years that I have learned that peanut butter wasn't a staple ingredient on pancakes and waffles for every household. It was just something I grew up with. I thought everyone did it??
I'm hungry now...Do you ever have breakfast for dinner? My family did all the time. Waffles were a favorite, pancakes, and omelets were all favorites of ours. What is your favorite breakfast for dinner meal? I love cereal. I know that is lame, but I do. Oatmeal is another meal I could eat all day long, but don't worry I love pancakes, waffles, and omelets, too!