Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10-15 mins
- 1 bag Gluten-Free Pancakes
- 1 large egg beaten
- 3/4 cup low fat milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients and let batter sit for 2-3 minutes. Heat a greased 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add the batter a scant 1/4 cup at a time and cook for about 2 minutes until small bubbles form on top of batter.
- Flip and finish cooking other side for about 2 more minutes until golden brown.
- Work in batches if necessary.
- 190 Calories (kcal)
- 5 Fat (g)
- 2.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 31 Carbohydrates (g)
- 1 Fiber (g)
- 4 Sugar (g)
- 5 Protein (g)
- 55 Cholesterol (mg)
- 310 Sodium (mg)
Pancakes are a delicious meal. It is commonly eaten reason being it is easy to prepare and are pocket friendly in terms of cost.
It is no secret that eating a plate of pancakes means getting plenty of carbs. That's why we love them, right? Since carbohydrates are your body's preferred source of fuel, that means pancakes are also a great source of energy. A serving of buttermilk pancakes has high amount of carbohydrates.
The whole-wheat pancakes are the better option. You'll still get plenty of carbs to fuel your active lifestyle. These pancakes also supply fiber, which helps stabilize your blood sugar so that you'll feel energized after you eat.
Pancakes pump iron? Yes, it's true! A serving of whole-wheat pancakes will net you about 3 milligrams of this essential mineral, which is a good amount of the iron you need to consume daily, depending on your age and sex, while buttermilk pancakes have almost 2 milligrams. This recipe has it all in terms of iron.
Like carbohydrates, iron contributes to the energizing properties of pancakes, since it plays a key role in oxygenating your tissues so they can produce the fuel they need. Iron is also important for the function of certain immune cells, so getting enough of it in your diet can help you fight off disease.
You might not necessarily think of pancakes as a bone-building food, but they're a surprisingly good source of calcium. A serving of these pancakes has enough amount of calcium, you need for the day, while buttermilk pancakes have around 180 milligrams, or 18 percent of your daily needs.
In addition to it's obvious bone-friendly benefits, calcium helps your nerves and muscles function properly, and it might also help control your blood pressure, the Linus Pauling Institute reports.
Watch the Sugar
Your pancake brekkie may not feel complete without syrup, but if you pour on as much syrup as you want, you'll turn your meal into a sugar bomb.
Use syrup sparingly to keep your pancakes healthy, and instead add natural sweetness in the form of fresh fruit. With fresh sliced berries or chunks of fresh peach topping each pancake, you can drizzle a tablespoon of syrup or even honey across the whole plate without feeling deprived.
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