Winter can be such a dreary season. The cold and gloomy weather can wreck 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 a 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 which helps protect your cells from damage.
So you see just swapping a few ingredients can really make a difference in your diet. Therefor have fun and enjoy your easy healthy pancakes for that special Sunday brunch.
2 tbsp of Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for frying
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 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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