Healthier Pancakes

Back to school is in a full swing. Moms are always looking for healthy and easy breakfast ideas for their kids (I am one of them!). The old adage, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" still stands true. Breakfast refuels our bodies and kickstarts our day. Eating a well-balanced breakfast is as essential as eating breakfast.

Children need to eat healthy, protein-rich breakfast to avoid feeling lethargic as well as improve their concentration in class. Even us grown-ups get cranky when we are hungry and how are we suppose to expect kids to not have behavioral problems when we do not serve a well-balanced breakfast to fuel their morning.

This easy, healthy, nutrient-rich, and delicious oat cakes (we can call it pancakes too) are fluffy! Gluten-free (GF) had received its share of bad reviews from tasting like cardboard or anything made GF is hard as a rock. If you are not on a GF diet or a dairy-free (DF) diet, the recipe below will certainly win your kid's palate.

Did I ever mention that our kiddos love a darker color of pancakes? Not sure why but they do not like a lighter color of these oatcakes.





Ingredients:

2 ripe banana
2 eggs
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 ts.p cinnamon
1 tbsp flax meal


Directions:

1. Using a blender ( I used my Ninja blender), blend all the ingredients together on high until smooth.


2. Using a coconut spray or oil, grease a pan and heat to medium. Pour the batter and cook for about 30-40 seconds. I cooked mine for about 45 seconds since our kids love a certain "brownish" oatcakes.


How easy is that? I have also made this the night before and just warmed it up. It is fluffy and most importantly healthy!



A tablespoon of flax seeds contains omega fatty acids and,

  • Carbs: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 1.9 grams
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
  • Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
  • Folate: 2% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 2% of the RDI
  • Iron: 2% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI


Serve with fruits such as berries to boost its vitamin content.  

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