Pancakes are always a good idea, but today I am going to give you some cute and healthy ideas for a proper start of the new year.
Healthy Pancake Recipes
Let’s first start out with the healthy pancake varieties. Namely, I am going to give you a few tips on how to make your hotcakes healthier. First of all, forget all about the regular flour and milk. Instead, opt for one of their almond or coconut substitutes, and even whole wheat or soy milk.
When you fry the hotcakes don’t use too much oil, and make sure the oil you are using is extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
And last, but not least, and if you ask me the key to having a healthy pancake bite is making sure not to go over the top with the toppings. Add some maple syrup and fresh blueberries, strawberries or any type of berries for that matter. And, if you want, you can also add nuts or other types of fruit, like apples, pears or peaches.
Now these ideas are on the opposite side of the healthy eating spectrum. I mean, if you are planning to make the Red Velvet Pancakes, which according to me are the cutest hotcakes ever, then you will need some extra Nutella and food coloring.
The other idea is to go for the Rainbow hotcakes. There is a slightly healthier version of them if you replace the food coloring with some flavored gelatin powder, but still, with two cups of sugar, these can hardly be dubbed healthy. But, hey, if you are preparing them once in a blue moon, don’t worry, enjoy a stack of pure happiness.
The last recipe that made it to this category is the one for the Oreo Cookie Pancake Recipes. These pancakes are not only cute to look at but are incredibly scrumptious and fluffy.
Cute and Healthy Pancakes
Go ahead and follow the above-mentioned steps to make your pancake recipes healthier. Then, proceed to fold in some fresh or frozen blueberries. These pancakes will be packed with health-promoting ingredients, and will also be pleasing to the eye since the blueberries look like little polka dots.
Also instead of the blueberries, you can always fold in some strawberries, just make sure to slightly roast them on the griddle prior to folding them in and you will get the tastiest pancake recipes that will give out the sweetest aroma.
Go ahead and make a batch to welcome the New Year and start off on the right foot. No pancake choice is wrong, you can go for anything from healthy to calorie packed, as soon as a bite makes you smile, it is the right choice to start your year with.