Winter can be such a dreary season. The cold and gloomy weather can wreak havoc on your mood. The days are short and evenings seem to last forever. It’s easy to see how many people suffer mood swings in this cold season. One of the best remedies for gloominess can be comfort food. This week I’d love to share with you one of my favorite Sunday brunch comfort foods. I am talking about pancakes. Lately, it’s become one of our favorite things to do on a cold Sunday afternoon. I know you might think pancakes may not be so healthy. And it’s true, they’re an indulgence for sure. But there are ways to make them better for you. So I’m showing you how to make easy healthy pancakes in just about 20 minutes.
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How To Make Easy Healthy Pancakes In 20 Minutes!
There are some ways you can make pancakes more healthy by substituting a few ingredients. For example, I always opt for organic versus anything regular. So I make sure I get a good healthy organic pancake mix to start with. Then you can swap regular milk for Almond or Coconut milk such as Silk or Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. It’s also important to use good quality oil to fry your pancakes. Therefore look for organic virgin coconut oil. It will add a nice flavor to your easy healthy pancakes as well.
After your pancakes are fried it’s all up to the toppings you decorate them with. Here you can easily pump up the health content of your dish. We like to use bananas which are rich in potassium and many vitamins such as B6 and vitamin C. They also contain fiber and starches that help regulate blood sugar. Another great topping we like to use is blueberries which are natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help you fight such diseases as cancer. In addition to fruits, nuts are really important to add to your diet. Brazil nuts especially are the richest food source of selenium. Selenium is another antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage.
So you see just swapping a few ingredients can really make a difference in your diet. Therefore have fun and enjoy your easy healthy pancakes for that special Sunday brunch.
2 cups of your favorite organic pancake mix.
350 ml Almond or Coconut milk
2 whole eggs cracked
2 tbsp Nutiva Coconut Oil Butter Flavor
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp of pure organic vanilla extract
2 tbsp of Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for frying
Pure Canadian maple syrup
Walnuts freshly cracked or chopped Brazil nuts
Cinnamon to taste
Hot Mamas Spicy Cafe Mocha Drizzler
For making easy healthy pancakes just mix the pancake mix with Almond Milk. Then crack the eggs discarding the shells, and mix the egg whites with the yolks. Add the eggs to the mixture. Then add the butter flavor coconut oil as well as salt and vanilla extract to the bowl. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together to get rid of any lumps and form a smooth batter.
At the same time heat coconut oil on medium heat in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot enough spoon 1/4 cup (50 ml) of batter onto the surface of the pan to make 1 pancake. Add more pancakes to fit your frying pan. Fry on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until you see bubbles forming. Then flip pancakes on the other side to brown for around the same amount of time. Continue frying pancakes until you use up all the batter.
All Dressed Up
To dress up your pancakes you can use any fruits and nuts combo you like. As I mentioned we like to use bananas and blueberries. These easy healthy pancakes also go well with chopped walnuts or raw Brazil nuts. Then we love to drizzle them with pure Maple syrup. I also stumbled upon this awesome Spicy Cafe Mocha drizzler made by Hot Mamas. It adds that sweet and slightly spicy cafe mocha flavor. All the flavors make these pancakes simply delicious and definitely a fine Sunday brunch treat.
This easy healthy pancakes recipe will make about 10-11 pancakes.
Now you can enjoy these delicious pancakes with your favorite beverage! We like ours with gun powder green tea or Masala Chai!
What is your favorite Sunday brunch treat? Are you a fan of pancakes? Share with me in the comments below. For more delicious recipes check out my favorite Polish desserts such as Angel Wings (Faworki) or Babka Bunt Cake.
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Oh wow those look unreal! I need to try them out this weekend. These will be a hit with the kids and it’s a bonus that they are healthy. Thanks for sharing this!
Ohh so happy that you liked the recipe. I really think the kids will go crazy for it. Enjoy!
These look absolutely delicious, and I LOVE how easy they are! They look like the perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend here – I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out
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Oh if you know me you know I love easy cooking lol. So these are super easy and fast and delicious – just they way I like it. Thanks for checking the recipe out 🙂
this recipe looks amazing – love all of the healthy switches you made from the usual recipes! x
Thanks so much. I love to provide more healthy alternatives. Happy you enjoyed it.
I have always loved pancakes but never out fresh fruit on top. I’m going to give this a try as it looks SO good! One thing I do that’s really tasty is warm up frozen wild blueberries with just water – then it turns into sort of a healthy syrup (no added sugar though). It even tastes great to use this without maple syrup!
Oh the blueberries idea sounds great. I’ve also put them into the mix and they just burst while frying and taste delicious.
Yum! Weekends are always pancakes or waffles at my house. I make a pancake mix but the way you mix it is different. I’m going to try it this way!
Oh awesome. Pancake time is the best time. I hope you enjoy my recipe 🙂
My kids make pancakes all the time and love testing new recipes out. I am saving this for the weekend because that is when pancakes are a treat 🙂
Oh yes absolutely. I don’t make pancakes everyday lol but once a month it’s a great treat. Enjoy ❤️
Hi Kasia, this pancake looks very delicious. Here home we always do and until I wrote a similar post, I love puts fruits in the pancake.
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Oh that sounds awesome. I also do put blueberries in the pancake mix as well and it turns out great. Thanks for checking out the post.