Friday, February 24, 2012

80--- The Super Pancake

Here's the trouble with pancakes.  They fill you up, and then they leave a big empty hole in your stomach a couple of hours later.  What's missing? The protein, healthy fats, and fiber. 

Protein, fats and fiber will slow your digestion, facilitating a slow release of sugar into your bloodstream giving you energy for hours after your meal.

These Super Pancakes have healthy fats, protein and fiber to make you feel like a superhero all morning long.

The Super Pancake
Makes 6-7 medium pancakes

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 egg white
1/2 cup almond milk (or your preference)
1 Tbsp water (more or less for consistency)
1/2 cup all natural granola of your choice
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped strawberries

2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 cup low fat plain yogurt

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar.  In a smaller bowl whisk together olive oil, egg white, and almond milk.  Form a well in the center of dry ingredients and add wet mixture.  Gently mix together until just combined.  Whisk in water to adjust for consistency.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Reduce heat a tiny bit, then spoon 3 Tbsp batter onto skillet.  Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp granola, 1/2 Tbsp pecans and 1 Tbsp chopped strawberries.  Cover skillet and allow pancake to cook for ~5 minutes, until cooked through.  You may need to adjust heat, depending on your range.

Transfer pancake from skillet onto a plate and cover with a clean dishtowel to keep warm.

For yogurt, whisk together yogurt and maple syrup.

To serve spoon 2 Tbsp maple yogurt over each pancake.  Spend the rest of your morning doing high energy activities and notice the difference in your energy!

Nutrition Info per 1 pancake with 2 Tbsp yogurt: 181 calories, 7 g fat, 6 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber


  1. I was just thinking about how I haven't eaten pancakes in a really long time, and then this recipe popped up on my reader. Thank you!

  2. I love that you photographed this on a paper real world of you. Makes me wanna love your blog more!