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Healthy Bake: Wholegrain Greek Yogurt Berry Pancakes

It is pancake day!! And therefore I must experiment with healthy but tasty alternatives.

Now your standard pancake recipe, it isn’t broken and so doesn’t need fixing. It has stood the test of time and will always be tradition. Tradition includes a thick layer of nutella too, right?

But for our OTE recipes are always looking for a different, healthier alternative. These Wholegrain Greek Yogurt Berry Pancakes are thicker and very filling. A stack of 3 small pancakes is enough, leaving you satisfield and not reaching in the cupboards for more food. That is because they are protein packed and use low GI flour, which equals that full for longer feeling

They are not overly sweet, infact this recipe is probably for those that don’t have that super sweet tooth.  But if you do, then you can always add an extra drizzle of maple syrup or agarve nectar, I won’t tell 😉

Ingredients

  • 130g Wholegrain self raising flour (you can use normal white flour, it just won’t have quite as nutty taste thats all)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 240g Low or no fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 handful of mixed berries of your choice (frozen or fresh, I used thawed out frozen mixed berries)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or you could use honey or agarve nectar)

 

Take all the main ingredients (except berries and maple syrup), place in a bowl and mix them up. This will take seconds using an electric whisk. The consistency should be quite thick and could vary depending on the thickness of the yogurt you use. You could always had a little more milk it is really thick.

In a small frying pan, place 1 handful of mixed berries and the maple syrup and slowly heat this through until it starts to cook down.

Whilst the sauce is simmering away, prepare you frying pan with either butter or i used coconut oil. Then drop small ladel of mixture into the pan. It is important you leave them long enough to cooke through because these pancakes will be thick. Look for the edges starting to firm and bubbles appearing. Then flip and cook the other side. Remember with them being wholemeal they will look a little darker than normal.

Stack 3 pancakes and drizzle with your warm berry sauce. I added a scoop of Fro Yo (frozen vanilla yogurt) but that is optional. A 3 pancake stack should come to only around 230kcal- YUM! 

 

 I hope you enjoy!! If you have any alternative recipes, topping or a story about a flipping good pancake then go ahead and comment below!

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