Fluffy Whole Grain Pancakes
Rise and shine with our delectable Fluffy Whole Grain Pancakes! Discover a healthier twist on a breakfast classic, where wholesome ingredients come together to create a stack of golden, tender pancakes that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Packed with fiber, these pancakes are the perfect canvas for your favorite toppings. Join us in the kitchen and savor the joy of a hearty, guilt-free morning treat!
My family loves pancakes. Being a dietitian, I feel badly serving them white flour pancakes devoid of nutrition. I've experimented with various whole grain recipes over the years but the end result were hard, compact pancakes. I've discovered Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake Mix and they are light and fluffy, delicious and nutritious. If you can't find Bob's I also like Kodiak Cakes Power Pancakes Cakes Power Cakes. Whole grain and fortified with protein.
To get my complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make the most amazing fluffy pancakes see this blog on how to make perfect whole grain pancakes
One serving of Bob's Red Mill 7 grain pancakes contains 45 grams of whole grains. 48 grams is the recommended amount to eat daily. So one yummy serving satisfies a whole day's requirement.
How do I know that there are 45 grams in one serving? Look at the front of the label at the top. See that yellow "stamp"? That's a label that tells you how many grams of whole grains are in a product.
These pancakes are high in sodium so I suggest not serving the pancakes with bacon or ham since those are also high sodium foods. Better to serve with fruit since eating more fruit has been proven to help lower blood pressure because fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and potassium, which helps to balance out the negative effects of salt. This has a direct effect on your blood pressure, helping to lower it.
To increase the protein, I double the amount of eggs added to the mix. And to add fiber and antioxidants, I sprinkle frozen blueberries on top of the batter after I have ladled it into the pan. They miraculously thaw by the time the pancake is done. Top with a small amount of organic maple syrup, serve with some heart-healthy fruit and you have a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Active Nutrition is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to Amazon. If you click on one of my recommended item links and then place an order through Amazon, I receive a small commission on that sale, at no extra expense to you of course. This is a way to support me and my work every time you shop at no cost to you.