Pancakes, or flapjacks as they are commonly known, are one of the most favorite breakfast dishes in the U.S. However, people who follow a strict diet regimen often have to skip eating pancakes. But even people who are concerned about eating healthy indulge in pancakes on National Pancake Day. If you do not want to disrupt your diet, you should consider alternative recipes for flapjacks. Not only will you be able to enjoy this tasty dish but you will also be able to maintain your weight-management efforts. Let’s look at healthy recipes to enjoy National Pancake Day on September 26.
Cookie and Oatmeal Pancakes
One of the best things about this pancake recipe is that it is low in fat and carbohydrates. In addition, you will get the amazing taste of oatmeal and cookies in a single dish. Oatmeal and cookies make the pancakes healthy, and of course you get to enjoy pancakes.
You will need a cup of oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ripe bananas. You will also need vanilla extract, raisins, and chocolate chips. Initial preparation time for this recipe is only about 10 minutes.
To start, mix all of the dry ingredients together. Take another bowl for mixing the ingredients that are wet in texture. Once the dry and wet ingredients have been mixed, combine them. To make sure the mixture has a smooth texture, whisk the wet and dry mixture together. Do not mix the bananas and raisins at first. Mash the bananas until you achieve a smooth texture and only then mix with the raisins. Each flapjack will take about two minutes to cook.
Another healthy recipe for National Pancake Day is gluten-free pancakes. For these pancakes, you need baking powder, white rice flour, corn starch, sweet rice flour, and granulated sugar. There are some wet ingredients you will need as well, including eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Before anything, you have to mix the wet and dry ingredients separately. Mix one cup white rice flour with half a cup of cornstarch, half a cup of sweet rice flour, and granulated sugar. Add one tablespoon of baking powder and less than half a teaspoon of xanthan gum.
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and then combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Each pancake should be cooked for around three minutes. You can serve these pancakes with butter or maple syrup.
If you want to indulge in pancakes on National Pancake Day, you can try these recipes. These healthy pancakes will make sure you do not have to compromise your diet regimen while participating in this fun holiday.