Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

Ahhhh, I forgot to post a cupcake recipe yesterday!!! You all will be seeing two cupcake recipes posted today… along with this delicious healthy buttermilk pancake recipe! For as many cupcakes as I have been making and “testing” aka eating… I needed some health in my life. I searched in Pinterest for healthy pancake recipes, I love putting healthy twists on classic favorites. So, this recipe was derived by me comparing other healthy pancake recipes along with adding in certain ingredients I wanted to. The result….. UM YUM. I just had some before writing this post, and they were so so so delicious.

I added in Peppermint chips and Dark Chocolate chips. The dark chocolate I added in were 53% cacao. Which, I originally had no clue what that meant until I read about it here. I think the next time I bake/cook with dark chocolate I am going to go for a higher percentage of dark chocolate. Which hopefully will be soon, because I really want to make a healthy chocolate bark!!

Ok, back to these pancakes. I know when some people think of  healthier versions of food- they think “that’s going to be disgusting, if I’m eating pancakes (or insert junk food here), I’m going all out and eating a damn pancake”…. I kid you not, these pancakes will not leave you thinking that. I used Greek Yogurt in place of the buttermilk. This gives the pancake a great, thick and rich texture and flavor.

I did use 1 c. of flour, which split between 9 medium sized pancakes (how many the batter made) doesn’t seem too terrible. I did also use 1/2 c. ground organic flaxseed, because I didn’t want to use only flour. I love using ground flaxseed whenever I can. It is so good for you, and you cannot taste it in anything. Why not sneak it in whatever you can if that’s the case?!

These are best eaten more or less right after they have been made! I wouldn’t suggest making these for “make-ahead” breakfasts.

Ok, well now that I’m done blabbering- here is the printable recipe for these delicious healthy pancakes! You can add in whatever you like in your pancakes, such as blueberries (double points for being super healthy!!!!) or just eat them plain.

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I added extra chips on top for a little extra sum’ sum’!
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Just LOOK at that ooey gooey healthy goodness!!!

Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

9 small/medium pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 c. Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted but not extremely hot!
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 c. + 6 tbsp Milk, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 c. Peppermint Chips

Instructions

  • In a medium or large sized bowl, combine your flour, flaxseed, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until mixed.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together your oil, eggs, vanilla and milk. Whisk together until the eggs are scrambled.
  • Pour this liquid mix into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients. Whisk together until mixed.
  • Add in your greek yogurt and whisk together. You may need to break out a spatula to fully mix the greek yogurt into the batter.
  • Once you greek yogurt is fully incorporated, fold in your dark chocolate chips and your peppermint chips.
  • Heat up a large frying pan on medium heat and grease the pan. I used more coconut oil to grease the pan.
  • Using an ice cream scooper, or a spoon, pour pancakes on the frying pan approximately 2 inches in diameter.
  • Once you see the sides of the pancake starting to become solid, flip and cook on the other side. Cook until you can stick a tooth pick into the middle of the pancake, and it comes out clean.
  • Top with some syrup (I use Organic Maple Syrup from Trader Joe's), and enjoy!
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