Healthy Whole Wheat Coconut Pancakes

Eating pancakes every day can be very harmful to your health. The white flour will spike your blood glucose and that’s before you add the the maple syrup which will really send it through the roof.

 

Why does this matter?

Like any food you love to eat its better to make it healthier rather than to cut it out completely. Like pancakes?  Make them something you SHOULD eat every day by making them a staple in your diet. In the same way people may eat brown rice or oatmeal regularly you can make pancakes fall into the same category. Satisfying and healthy, plus who doesn’t love pancakes?

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (Or Splenda to save 90 calories. I found this to not affect the taste much.)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of  baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Directions:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients so everything is evenly distributed
  2. Add the buttermilk, coconut oil, egg and mix altogether
  3. Pour the batter on to the pan. (Take caution if you don’t have a non-stick pan, you may benefit from reading up on why your pancakes are sticking.)
  4. Flip when its ready and when its done take it off and make another!(Note: if you are not sure how long to cook the pancake read this to find out.)

The recipe makes five decently sized pancakes. They could be made smaller or larger and thicker or thinner depending on how many and how thick you want your pancakes.

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Why are these “healthy”?

These have the essential fats your body needs contained in the coconut oil and the eggs. Using whole wheat flour instead of white flour you gain the advantage of a flatter insulin spike due to the fiber content in the wheat. Speaking of the third macro nutrient protein, these pancakes are not lacking. While you should still be getting protein from other sources, this pancake recpie has more protein than normal. All without sacrificing much taste!

 

These tastes fairly good as a pancake. If they sold this by the ten pound bag I would surely be eating these instead of white  flour pancakes.  The problem is getting these ingredients dry instead of liquid. Making pancakes that are “just add water” is more difficult than it seems but can be done. Do research and you may easily find these ingredients dry and you’ll be on your way to your own custom ten pound bag!


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