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Make Your Morning Even Better With These Healthy Pancake Recipes

Oct 3 2014 - 1:23pm

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.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Quinoa Pancakes

If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes [1] this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Wheat-Free Pancakes

If gluten is off-limits for you, whip up a batch of these wheat-free pancakes [2] made with almond flour and flaxseed. They're high in protein and fiber but low in sugar.

Photo: Leta Shy

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!

Photo: Jenny 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 [4] will fill you up and keep your energy high all morning long.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

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 [5]!

Photo: Jenny Sugar

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 [6] 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.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

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 [7]. Although the greens add a slightly teal earthy hue, they also add fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Pancakes With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt

Save calories by topping these mixed berry pancakes [8] with maple cinnamon Greek yogurt.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Protein Coconut Flour Berry Pancakes

These protein coconut flour berry pancakes [9] are naturally sweet and satisfying.

Source: POPSUGAR user HealthyDiva [10]

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Made with the goodness of quinoa [11], Greek yogurt, and egg whites, this scrumptious recipe is one to check out.

Source: Ambitious Kitchen [12]

Whole Wheat Vanilla Strawberry Pancakes

Made with whole wheat flour and nonfat milk, these vanilla strawberry pancakes [13] are delicious, moist, and fluffy!

Source: Cheese Please [14]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Fall flavors never tasted so good! This recipe for pumpkin pancakes [15] is hearty and healthy, not to mention tasty!

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Basic Yet Brilliant Vegan Pancakes

We take the milk and eggs out of this recipe, but these vegan pancakes [16] still stack up against a batch of buttermilk ones.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes

Here's a whole wheat pancake recipe [17] that includes hearty and fiber-rich oats and fresh bananas.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancakes

Skip the all-purpose flour and go with this whole wheat pancake [18] recipe. It's made with cinnamon for flavor and because it can temper the blood-sugar surge that follows a sweet treat.

Photo: Susi May

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