Nutrition and Health: Healthy Pancakes

Pancakes are too often doused in maple syrup and powdered sugar, and coated with butter.  They are an unarguably tasty brunch food, but usually not the healthiest choice.  I mean, they are called pancakes. Having said that, I was recently introduced to a new and improved healthy pancake recipe.  Buttermilk oatcakes with fruitcompote are high-fiber, butter-free and just as tasty as a syrup-soaked flapjack.  They’re quite simple to make and especially yummy when topped with fresh, seasonal fruit.


Buttermilk Oatcakes with Fruit Compote
Serves 4
Adapted from EatingWell

2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt

1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients together.  Stir well and let sit for 15 minutes.  During this time, make the fruit compote.

2 cups raspberries, strawberries or peaches (or any local, seasonal soft fruit) 1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon

2. In a medium saucepan, add all the ingredients and let simmer over medium heat for 5-6 minutes.

3. Coat a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray or olive oil. On medium heat, add ¼ of the batter for each oatcake. Cook the oatcakes until they start to bubble on the surface and then flip them.  Continue to cook and flip until golden (approx 2-3 minutes per side). Serve oatcakes with fruit compote and enjoy a healthy, tasty, pancake breakfast!

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Categories: Blog, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition and Health, and Recipes.
Cooking Method: On the Stove.
Mealtime: Brunch and Early Bird.
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Originally posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012

One Response to “Nutrition and Health: Healthy Pancakes”

  1. Matt

    July 27th, 2012

    Cool recipe. Can’t wait to try some; hoping they fit into my existing diet. I’ve learned a lot about nutrition in the past few months. For example, did you know that not only is cholesterol actually good for you, not getting enough can put you at risk for heart disease. I learned this from reading the great book “The Great Cholesterol Lie”; my review is at my website.

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