Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip & Flaxseed Pancakes

Okay. I admit it. I’ve been in a total pancake mood lately. However, I didn’t want to just indulge in just the typical Bisquick pancake. These are just as easy and a WHOLE lot healthier. The have the following health benefits:

Banana

  • Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Potassium
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Antacid
  • Protects eyesight
  • Helps absorb calcium, leading to stronger bones
  • Promotes kidney health

Flaxseed

  • Omega 3 fatty acids – anti-inflammatory, protects bone health, protects against heart disease, cancer, and diabetes
  • Manganese
  • Fiber
  • Prevents and controls diabetes
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Antioxidants
  • Lowers high blood pressure

And if you ask me, the best way to prepare them is:

  • 2 pancakes
  • natural peanut butter spread on top of each
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • serve warm
  • YUM!

Whole Wheat, Banana, Chocolate Chip, & Flaxseed Pancakes

A.K.A. Really Good Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs whites
  • 2 bananas (smashed)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

How-To

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flours, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in a large bowl.
  2. (Tip: If you only have flaxseeds, put them in your coffee grinder and it will become flaxseed meal.)
  3. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients (milk, yogurt, honey, egg whites and bananas).
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix (Do NOT over mix).
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, cook your pancakes on a greased griddle on medium/medium high heat.

Servings: 14 pancakes

Nutrition information found on http://www.whfoods.com/

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