I love pancakes in a major way. Plain with maple syrup, adorned with fruit or nuts, or, my personal favorite, with blueberries in the batter–I like them all, even if they do remain a treat (I stick to protein-rich breakfasts most mornings). When I make my own, I usually make whole wheat versions from scratch to stay on the healthy side; when short on time, I use Arrowhead Mills Multigrain Pancake and Waffle Mix (tip: add an egg or a heaping teaspoon of plain yogurt to make them more moist).
With all this in mind, I just tried a recipe for oatmeal pancakes from Smitten Kitchen and I must say: I think I’ve finally found my pancake soul mate. Loaded with fiber, these are savory and filling without feeling like a pancake brick in your stomach the way some whole grain pancakes do. Don’t be intimidated by the steps; it actually didn’t take that long to throw these together, and trust me, the results were well worth it the extra effort.
You can find the recipe here. And do share your favorite healthy pancake secrets and recipes below!