11 Healthy Pancake Recipes You Can Make At Home

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I’m not ashamed to admit that if I could eat pancakes for breakfast every day, I would. And I’m not just talking about any old pancakes either. I’m talking a thick stack of banana ricotta hotcakes, drizzled with caramel syrup and served  with vanilla ice-cream. If you’ve ever had the joy of trying the famous hotcakes at Bills Australia, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. That said, I’m also partial to Nutella-filled crepes, jam-covered silver dollars, or savory Japanese pancakes. Basically, if it’s flat, made of carbs and covered in delicious toppings, I’m down.

Unfortunately, it would appear that the visible ab definition I’ve been chasing for a while does not go hand in hand with eating indulgent pancakes everyday. I know, I was shocked, too. But what’s a girl to do—eat egg whites with spinach for breakfast every morning? I think not. Luckily, with a bit of experimentation I have found a way to eat pancakes every day.

They’re a bit lower carb/higher protein than what I’d normally go to for Sunday brunch, but are delicious nonetheless. I just mix 1 scoop of vanilla Amazonia Raw Protein powder with two eggs, pop it on the frying pan for a few minutes then serve with a tablespoon of Pics peanut butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. This makes one large pancake or two smaller ones. That’s 40 grams of protein, 9 grams of carbs and 20 grams of fat, for all you macro nerds out there! But if this bodybuilder-esque version of pancakes doesn’t do it for you, don’t fear! There are plenty of other easy, healthy alternatives you can make at home for your daily pancake fix.

Here are some of our faves:

1. Chocolate Banana Oat Pancakes

via SimplyDelicious

These chocolate pancakes from Simply Delicious may look indulgent, but they’re as healthy as can be! Whether you pair them with maple syrup or berries (or both!) you can’t go wrong with this guilt-free recipe.

Recipe here.

2. Strawberry Quinoa Pancakes

via RecipeRunner

Quinoa isn’t just for salads or stir-frys anymore! We love the fact that Recipe Runner has incorporated the ancient grain into this delicious pancake recipe.

Recipe here.

3. Blueberry Almond Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/Sweet Peas and Saffron

If you love your pancakes extra fluffy, this recipe is for you! Sweet Peas and Saffrons’ blueberry and almond pancakes includes greek yogurt, a delicious way to get your daily dose of dairy.

Recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/Meaningful Eats

All things pumpkin spice from September to January, right? This pumpkin oatmeal pancakes recipe from Meaningful Eats is the perfect combination of sweet, savory and spicy—and we’re obsessed.

Recipe here.

5. Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/thehealthymaven.com

This recipe from The Healthy Maven is for anyone who likes their pancakes on the zesty side. We’re obsessed with how thick these pancakes are, while still being super wholesome.

Recipe here.

6. Skinny Oreo Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/itscheatdayeveryday.com

Who says oreos can’t be healthy? Cheat Day Every Day is an absolute genius at coming up with conscious alternatives for indulgent meals and these incredible pancakes are no exception. Dare we say they’re actually better than real cookies?

Recipe here.

7. Matcha Green Tea Coconut Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/The Healthy Foodie

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the health benefits of matcha green tea powder. But did you know you can use it to make pancakes? These ones from The Healthy Foodie are so heavenly you’re bound to forget that they’re even good for you!

Recipe here.

8. Peanut Butter Chickpea Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/thealmondeater

 

Let’s face it: getting your daily recommendation of legumes can be tricky sometimes. But thanks to this delicious recipe from The Almond Eater, you can now tick it off at breakfast time. Not only are these pancakes completely gluten and dairy free, they’re also sky-high in protein. Score!

Recipe here.

9. Red Velvet Beetroot Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/myfussyeater.com

We know, beet pancakes don’t exactly sound appetizing. But hear us out: The other goodies in this recipe from My Fussy Eater (like vanilla extract and honey) eliminate that earthy, dirt-like taste associated with beets. Not only will you sneak some extra veg into your breakfast, the deep red veggie gives the pancakes that ‘red velvet’ look without artificial food coloring!

Recipe here.

10. Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/memeinge.com

Yes, you can eat cake for breakfast! We’re absolutely flipping out over this mouth-watering recipe from Meme Ing. We think this guilt-free take on carrot cake is the perfect thing to make on lazy Sunday mornings.

Recipe here.

11. Light and Fluffy Buckwheat Pancakes

Image: Pinterest/goodnesstoglow.com

Sometimes you just need to keep things simple. This tasty recipe from Goodness To Glow is as easy as it gets, taking just 15 minutes to make and using just four ingredients. We love how versatile these buckwheat pancakes are, too: you can use them as a base for pretty much any topping you like!

Recipe here.

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Emma Norris
A true believer in balance, Emma is just as passionate about pizza as she is about pull-ups. When she’s not writing, she loves strength training, visiting new cafes and trying out new fitness classes. Having lived in Ireland and Canada, Emma was bitten by the travel bug at a young age. She loves nothing more than visiting new destinations and experiencing different cultures. Emma grew up (and currently lives) near the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she’s near a body of water. She started her career in magazines and has recently made the exciting transition to the digital world.