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4 Healthy Pancake Alternatives For National Blueberry Pancake Day
Along with being Chinese New Year, today – January 28th, is National Blueberry Pancake Day. To celebrate we wanted to showcase some different ways you can enjoy blueberries in these deliciously different and healthy pancake recipes…
Really Healthy Flour Chocolate Buckwheat Pancakes – These pancakes are made with Buckwheat flour, cocoa powder and eggs. Yet if you don’t eat eggs you might want to substitute for chia seeds or a banana instead. These are a delicious way to enjoy breakfast. Buckwheat Flour is made from the buckwheat seed and is not a grain, meaning it’s the ideal gluten-free alternative for anyone wanting to avoid wheat or gluten from their diet. Cocoa is also a good source of magnesium, copper, phosphorus and manganese. Get the full recipe here.
Plantain Pancakes with Coconut Cream and Toasted Walnuts – Plantain are cooking bananas that can be mashed to form a pancake base. When combined with toasted walnuts, it has a deliciously nutty taste. While the coconut cream is a good source of fat that gives a rich and creamy texture. The fatty acids and antimicrobial compounds such as lauric acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, caproic acid, and myristic acid can help with improving immunity and may give you more energy, not fat. Get the full recipe here.
Really Healthy Flour Galettes – Galettes is the name given in most French crêperies to savoury buckwheat flour pancakes. They can be sweet or savoury, but are best enjoyed warm from the oven and with a little cinnamon. You might want to replace the ghee with coconut oil instead for an even healthier option. Get the full recipe here.
Pudla – Made from Chickpea flour and spices, many East Indian recipes use this as a healthy alternative to egg omelette. Yet it can also be prepared and made sweet by adding fruits instead of veggies. Chickpeas are a good source of protein, manganese, copper and folate. Consider adding blueberries to this recipe to boost antioxidants, along with Vitamin C, K and manganese. Get the full recipe here.