Recipe. Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes
(HealthCastle.com) Pancakes are a classic breakfast food, and why not? They're easy to make; children can play a large role in the preparation and making pancakes is any easy way to help them develop cooking skills, and they're a breakfast classic because pancakes taste great.
Giving pancakes a nutritional face-lift is easy
Increasing the nutritional profile of pancakes can be as easy as using 100% whole grain flour. You can also add chopped nuts; walnuts work really well, as do chopped almonds. Adding fruit like blueberries or sliced bananas are tried and true 'add-ons'. I like this recipe because it adds a little extra; in addition to the whole wheat flour option, these have a little extra goodness from ground flax, shredded apple and shredded zucchini.
- 1-1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 2 eggs, separated, whites stiffly beaten
- 1-1/4 cups milk or alternative
- 3 Tbsp virgin coconut, avocado or high-oleic sunflower seed oil
- 1/2 cup shredded apple
- 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
- In a large bowl combine dry ingredients
- in a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yolks, milk and oil
- Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined
- Fold in egg whites
- Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease. Using a 1/3 cup measure, pour on to pan and cook until bubbles pop [about 2 mins], flip and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
- Top with fresh or thawed frozen fruit, maple syrup, fruit preserve or compote, or a dollop of whipped cream
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