Pancakes are universally accepted as one of the most delicious and versatile foods in the world. There are so many variations and different kinds that it’s hard to believe there’s a single person who can’t find at least one pancake to love. Here, we present our comprehensive list of the top 10 healthy pancake recipes you need to try. Some are sweet, some are savory, but they’re all super delicious! Check them out for yourself below!
Number Ten: Cream Cheese
These low-carb cream cheese pancakes might not sound healthy, but they really are! What’s even better is that they only require two ingredients – eggs and cream cheese – so literally anybody can make them.
Number Nine: Apple Ring
Apple rings make the perfect pancake filler. To make these tasty breakfast (or dinner) treats, you’ll need two large apples, one cup flour, one-quarter cup brown sugar, one teaspoon baking powder, one-quarter teaspoon nutmeg, one teaspoon cinnamon, one-quarter teaspoon salt, one-quarter cup reduced-fat sour cream, one egg, one-half teaspoon vanilla extract, and three-quarters of a cup of club soda. Dip the apple slices in the batter, and voila – a low-carb and delicious breakfast!
Number Eight: Oatmeal Banana
Bananas and oatmeal are BFF, so it’s only natural to turn them into a healthy pancake. To make these tasty cakes, you’ll need two bananas, two eggs, one-half cup rolled oats, one-half teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of salt. And don’t feel bad about eating more than one – these cakes are low-fat and have a low Glycemic Index as well.
Number Seven: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Meant to taste like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, these oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes really deliver. To make these hot cakes, you’ll need one flax egg, one banana, one teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt, one-half teaspoon vanilla extract, one tablespoon almond butter, one tablespoon grapeseed or coconut oil, one-third cup unsweetened almond milk, one-half cup gluten free rolled oats, two tablespoons almond meal, one-quarter cup gluten-free flour, and three tablespoons non-dairy chocolate chips. Each pancake has 472 calories, 9.5 grams of fiber, and 9 grams of protein. Impressive!
Number Six: Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon rolls are one of the most indulgent breakfasts, but these healthy cinnamon roll hot cakes are vegan! Yes, you read that right – vegan! And they’re delcious, too. To make these pancakes, you’ll need almond milk, vegan butter, whole weat pastry flour, cinnamon, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and yeast. You can also opt to make a glaze for the pancakes that will amplify the flavor even more.
Number Five: Brownie Batter
Brownie batter is filled with fat, carbs, and sugar – but not these pancakes! All you need to make them are one-quarter cup spelt flour, one-quarter teaspoon baking powder, one tablespoon dutch cocoa, one pinch uncut stevia, pinch of salt, one and one-half tablespoons applesauce, one teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and five and one-half tablespoons of preferred milk. Not only are these cakes fat-free, but they’re low-carb and low-sugar, too!
Number Four: Zucchini Fritters
You might not think “savory” when you hear the word “pancakes,” but these zucchini fritters are sure to change your mind. To make the fritters, you’ll need two pounds of large zucchini, salt, two eggs, one-half cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, one tablespoon ground cumin, one cup fresh or dry breadcrumbs, freshly ground pepper, one cup feta cheese, all-purpose flower, and olive oil. These are the perfect party snack or appetizer, and they would make a great weekday lunch as well.
Number Three: Lemon Poppy Seed
The secret to these lemon poppy seed hot cakes is greek yogurt. To make them, you’ll need one and one-half cups whole wheat flour, two teaspoons baking powder, one-half teaspoon salt, three tablespoons sugar, three teaspoons lemon zest, one-half cup plain greek yogurt, one cup skim milk, two tablespoons fresh lemon juice, two eggs, one tablespoon canola oil, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and two tablespoons poppy seeds, These cakes are zesty, light, tangy, and fluffy all at once. Yum!
Number Two: Classic Banana Pancakes
Second on our list are everyone’s favorite healthy banana pancakes. Bananas are a super food and can be used as a substitute for so many fatty and sugary foods. These healthy hot cakes require just three ingredients: one and one-half bananas, two eggs, and one-eighth of a teaspoon of baking powder. Simple!
Number One: Cheesy Cauliflower
Finally, the number one recipe for healthy pancakes has to be these cheesy cauliflower cakes. To make these savory cakes, you’ll need one head of cauliflower, two large eggs, one-half cup grated cheddar cheese, one-half cup panko breadcrumbs, one-half teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, and olive oil. You can serve these with a dollop of reduced-fat sour cream or greek yogurt – either way, they’ll be delicious! Happy eating!