Making pancakes is easy. Trying to eat them in the most healthy way, easier than you think.
Years ago, I converted my kiddos over to enjoying regular whole wheat pancakes. It wasn't something I did overnight. No, siree. I had to go under the radar and change out certain ingredients one batch at a time. Here recently, I upgraded their pancakes to an even healthier recipe. Everyone has been very pleased.
Above is a photograph of my breakfast pancake. This is the way I roll: Pancake. Natural creamy peanut butter. Cinnamon apples cooked in the microwave. Oh yea, it's GOOD!
HERE'S ALL IT TAKES to ROCK the HOUSE
Makes 6 pancakes
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoon water
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 medium apples, pick your favorite, peel, core, and cut it into chunks
- natural creamy peanut butter
Heat up a non-stick griddle over medium heat.
In a medium sized bowl, mashed the banana, add the ground flaxseed and water. Continue mashing and stirring until the mix looks smooth. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Give it a stir until the dry ingredients are mostly absorbed by the banana mixture. Add the non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until batter is smooth.
Put the peeled apples that you cut into chunks in a microwave safe bowl. Give them a sprinkle of cinnamon. Nuke for 2 minutes, or until the apple is tender.
To the hot griddle, pour about 1/4 cupful of batter for each pancake. The batter will be thick. Tilt the griddle pan from left to right to help the batter spread evenly and widen into 4- to 5-inch pancakes. When bubbles start to appear, flip the pancakes and continue cooking for another minute. If the pancakes give you trouble sticking to the pan, spritz the pan a with non-stick cooking spray.
Move pancakes to a cooling rack. Then yell, "Come and get it!" Nab the prettiest pancake for yourself. Spread peanut butter over it and top with cooked apple chunks. SO GOOD!