too if you like the taste (cinnamon boosts the antioxidant content and also stabilizes the blood sugar response).
3. Use whole eggs instead of egg whites, and use 1 extra egg than what the recipe calls for to increase the protein and healthy fats content.
4. After mixing in the milk called for on the box, whisk the mixture in a bowl. Now you're ready to pour the healthier pancakes into the pan. Don't forget to top them with some blueberries or other berries for some extra taste and healthful benefits.
5. The best oil to use in the pan for cooking is virgin coconut oil. I use virgin coconut oil for most of my cooking, as it's one of the healthiest options. It's a much more stable oil for cooking so it's not prone to the oxidation and free radical production that typical vegetable oils are prone to.
If you're confused about which cooking oils are healthy and which are not, this article of mine clears that up.
Again, the trick to this recipe is using only 1/3 of the dry pancake mix (since that's the least healthy part of this recipe) and the other 2/3 of the dry materials are the oat bran, rice bran, and whey protein to boost the fiber and protein content of the pancakes.
I only do pancakes on occasion as they are a nice treat, but at least with this recipe, you have yourself a much healthier version of pancakes that are quite high in fiber and much higher in protein and healthy fats than your typical pancake recipe... but they still taste like pancakes and are delicious in my opinion!
And do yourself a favor and please do not ruin this meal by dousing it with your typical fake maple syrup, which is usually all high fructose corn syrup! Real maple syrup is better than fake syrup, but beware, as it still packs a LOT of sugar and calories.
Instead, a much lower calorie option is to simply top your high fiber, high protein pancakes with some REAL butter (grass-fed, organic) and some fresh berries or other cut fruit instead of syrup.
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Til next time,
Don't be lazy... be lean.
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