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Get Out the Griddle! Healthy Flapjack Recipes That'll Make Your Taste Buds Flip

Dec 3 2016 - 4:10am

Go ahead and serve yourself a stack! These healthy pancake recipes offer fewer calories and less fat than buttermilk flapjacks, with a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Power up your metabolism, regulate your blood sugar, and satisfy your cravings for a sweet and decadent brunch with one of these tasty twists on the traditional pancakes.

Quinoa Pancakes

If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes [2] this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes.

Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes

Slice fresh apples — any variety will work — and dip them in oatmeal pancake batter to make these apple ring pancakes [3]. We're talking more fruit, more fiber, and fewer calories. They're so sweet that no syrup is needed!

Basic Yet Brilliant Vegan Pancakes

We take the milk and eggs out of this recipe, but these vegan pancakes [4] still stack up against a batch of buttermilk ones.

Wheat-Free Pancakes

If gluten is off-limits for you, whip up a batch of these wheat-free pancakes [5] made with almond flour and flaxseed. They're high in protein and fiber but low in sugar.

Banana Sweet Potato Pancakes With Honey Nut Yogurt

Roasted sweet potatoes mixed into the batter not only add a warm, autumnal orange hue, but also increase the fiber and offer a soft moistness you'll love. Top it off with Greek yogurt sauce to cut down on sugar while upping the protein, and this veggie-filled breakfast [6] will fill you up and keep your energy high all morning long.

High-Protein Pancakes With Banana Cream Sauce

While Greek yogurt, eggs, and protein smoothies are excellent high-protein breakfast ideas, here's a scrumptious meal that'll offer over twice the amount of protein — almost 30 grams per 378-calorie serving [7]!

Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce

It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to make a sweet pink heart-shaped breakfast. Aside from being low in calories — under 260 — these adorable heart-shaped flapjacks [8] are made with protein powder. The pancakes are also topped with a Greek yogurt sauce, so the protein punch (almost 20 grams) will keep you energized for a butt-kicking workout later.

Blueberry Banana — and Spinach! — Pancakes With Sweet Cream Sauce

If you're into throwing greens into your fruit smoothie, then you'll love this recipe that adds spinach to your pancakes [9]. Although the greens add a slightly teal earthy hue, they also add fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.

Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Pancakes With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt

Save calories by topping these mixed berry pancakes [10] with maple cinnamon Greek yogurt.

Protein Coconut Flour Berry Pancakes

These protein coconut flour berry pancakes [11] are naturally sweet and satisfying.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall flavors never tasted so good! This recipe for pumpkin pancakes [12] is hearty and healthy, not to mention tasty!

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Made with the goodness of quinoa [13], Greek yogurt, and egg whites, this scrumptious recipe is one to check out.

Whole Wheat Vanilla Strawberry Pancakes

Made with whole wheat flour and nonfat milk, these vanilla strawberry pancakes [14] are delicious, moist, and fluffy!

Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes

Here's a whole wheat pancake recipe [15] that includes hearty and fiber-rich oats and fresh bananas.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancakes

Skip the all-purpose flour and go with this whole wheat pancake [16] recipe. It's made with cinnamon for flavor and because it can temper the blood-sugar surge that follows a sweet treat.

Grain-Free Protein Pancakes

These grain-free pancakes [17] offer a nice dose of protein and fiber and the carbs come from fruit rather than a refined grain.

Sweet Potato Apple Pancakes

This Paleo pancake recipe [18] features sweet potatoes and fresh apples, which make for a breakfast that's rich in vitamin A.

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