4 Ingredients 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk 1 cup Buttermilk Pancakes & Waffle Mix 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 8 ounces whipped topping Recipes For Desserts Easy.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup Buttermilk Pancakes & Waffle Mix
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 ounces whipped topping
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs and milk together. Add Buttermilk Pancake & Waffles Mix and cocoa powder; blend well. Stir in melted butter and mix thoroughly.
- Heat a greased 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake, add the batter to the pan in batches. Once in the pan, add a few chocolate chips per pancake. cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
- Allow pancakes to slightly cool before assembling with whipped topping.
- 390 Calories (kcal)
- 18 Fat (g)
- 14 Saturated Fat (g)
- 47 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 22 Sugar (g)
- 8 Protein (g)
- 55 Cholesterol (mg)
- 210 Sodium (mg)
Light, fluffy and totally comforting, pancakes are a natural choice when you want to treat yourself at breakfast (or at breakfast-for-dinner!) And while pancakes don't exactly have a reputation as a health food, they do have some nutrients that can benefit your health. The trick is to opt for whole-grain pancakes, and limit the sugary toppings, like maple syrup, to a drizzle.
It's no secret that eating a plate of pancakes means getting plenty of carbs. That's why we love 'em, right? And 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 (about 200 calories' worth) has 38 grams of total carbohydrates, while a similar portion of whole-wheat pancakes has 30 grams.
The whole-wheat pancakes are the better option. You'll still get plenty of carbs to fuel your active lifestyle, but the whole-wheat pancakes also supply fiber, which helps stabilize your blood sugar so that you'll feel energized after you eat.
Pancakes pump iron? Yep, it's true! A serving of whole-wheat pancakes will net you about 3 milligrams of this essential mineral, which is between 16 and 38 percent of the iron you need to consume daily, depending on your age and sex, while buttermilk pancakes have almost 2 milligrams.
Like carbs, 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 whole-wheat pancakes has about 250 milligrams of calcium, or around one-quarter of the 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.