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India: 5 easy recipes for healthy breakfast pancakes – Times of India

Pancakes are a popular breakfast dish, but they don’t always have to be loaded with sugar and empty calories. By making a few smart ingredient swaps, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious pancakes that will start your day with energy and satisfaction. Here are 5 easy and healthy pancake recipes to try.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Whole wheat banana pancakes are a great way to enjoy a hearty breakfast while getting a good dose of fiber and potassium. To make these pancakes, first mash two ripe bananas in a bowl until smooth. Add two eggs, a cup of wheat flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix well to make a thick batter. Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat and lightly grease it with coconut oil. Pour small ladlefuls of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown. Serve warm with honey or a dollop of Greek yogurt.


Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes
Packed with antioxidants and fiber, oatmeal blueberry pancakes are perfect for a great start to your day. Mix one cup of oats soaked in fine flour and mix it with a teaspoon of baking powder, salt and a teaspoon of cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix one egg, a cup of almond milk and a tablespoon of honey. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then fold in a handful of fresh blueberries. Heat a skillet over medium heat and lightly brush with olive oil. Pour the batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear, then flip and cook until golden. Top with more blueberries and drizzle with maple syrup.


Spinach and Cottage Cheese Pancakes
For a sweet twist, try spinach and cottage cheese pancakes, which are high in protein and vitamins. Mix two cups of fresh spinach leaves with half a cup of cottage cheese, one egg, and a pinch of salt until smooth. Add half a cup of whole wheat flour and a teaspoon of baking powder to the mixture, stirring until combined. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, then flip and cook for another minute or two. Serve with a side of avocado slices or a sprinkle of feta cheese.


Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin spice pancakes bring fall flavor to your breakfast table while providing a burst of vitamins and fiber. In a bowl, mix together one cup of wheat flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of pumpkin spice and salt. In another bowl, mix one egg, half a cup of pumpkin, a cup of milk and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Heat a griddle over medium heat and lightly oil it. Pour the batter onto the griddle and cook until bubbles appear, then flip and cook until done. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Chia and flaxseed pancakes
Chia and flaxseed pancakes are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, making them a superfood breakfast option. Mix one cup of wheat flour with each tablespoon of chia seeds and ground flaxseeds, a teaspoon of baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together one egg, a cup of milk and a tablespoon of honey. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until well combined. Let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken. Heat a pan over medium heat and lightly grease it with coconut oil. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear, then turn them over and cook until golden. Serve with fresh berries and honey.

These five easy pancake recipes offer a variety of flavors and nutritional benefits to start your morning on a healthy note. Whether you like sweet or savory, these pancakes will satisfy your taste buds while providing the energy and nutrients you need to tackle your day.

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