You will feel amazing when you start your day off with these Whole Grain Healthy Pancakes for breakfast. Enjoy ridiculously nutritious clean eating that is so good for you!
Whole Grain Healthy Pancakes Recipe
You may think grabbing a quick cup of coffee is the key to waking up, but eating a healthy breakfast is an important way to get your metabolism started first thing in the morning. That is why we love this Whole Grain Healthy Pancakes recipe. This recipe is a great way to start your day with clean eating. Consuming a nutritious breakfast not only sets the tone for the day, but also promotes weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. This article, Whole Grain Trends for Weight Loss, discusses a variety of whole grains and how to incorporate them into your daily diet.
The USDA recommends eating grains daily and at least half of those should be whole grains. Unless you have celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or another reason to cut back, you don’t want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains.
- Fiber is one big reason to eat whole grains. Adults need 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily. Whole grains contain two types—soluble and insoluble—which are both beneficial to your health. You’ll get 5.8 grams of fiber in two slices of dark rye bread, but only 1.9 grams from the same amount of white bread.
- Whole grains help with digestion by warding off diverticulosis, the condition in which little pouches form in the colon wall, causing inflammation, constipation, diarrhea, and pain.
- A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
What are Whole Grains?
These are unrefined grains that haven’t had their bran and germ removed by milling. Whole grains are a great source of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium, and magnesium. They are either single foods, such as brown rice and popcorn, or ingredients in products, such as buckwheat in pancakes or whole wheat in bread.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg or 3 tablespoons aquafaba
- 1 cup milk or non-dairy substitute
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup sour cream or non-dairy substitute
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, quick oats, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Whisk the egg and milk (or substitutes) together in a separate medium bowl.
- Add honey, sour cream, and vanilla. Stir to combine completely.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl, mix gently until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
- Grease generously with cooking spray or oil.
- Working in batches, drop 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle.
- Cook until bubbles begin to form in the center and edges are set, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side, approximately 2 more minutes.
- Repeat with remaining batter. Grease pan between batches.
- Serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: Freeze pancakes for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for 10-20 seconds or thaw and warm in a skillet over low heat.
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Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research and personal experience.