Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes with Bananas

My kids are absolute fans of pancakes, so its needless to say that I make them very often. Now, how do you make something like pancakes very healthy? - its a great challenge! The traditional pancake recipe calls for all purpose flour which is not very healthy, so use whole wheat flour instead. Add whatever fruits you have on hand and cut down on sugar. Mostly I add bananas or blueberries, but you can add whatever fruit you want. Its a great way to get picky kids to eat fruits. Last but not the least, I serve them with sugar free syrup :))

Ingredients: 1 cup 100% Whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoon sugar (adjust according to taste), 1 & 1/2 cups milk approx (adjust according to need), 2 tsp Vanilla essence, 2 tsp oil, 1 egg, 1 tbsp butter, 1 sliced banana.

Procedure: Take a bowl and mix together the wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add the egg, oil, vanilla essence, milk and butter. Mix till smooth preferably with a hand mixer. Now add the chopped bananas. Take care that the batter is not too runny. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat and grease it lightly. Pour the batter onto the pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook on both sides and serve hot with maple syrup or the sugar free syrup - your choice :)  BTW, Please don't ask me how the sugar free syrup tastes, because personally I never eat pancakes, but my kids don't seem to mind the sugar free version of syrup.

Tip: For people who do not eat eggs, you can omit them and add 3 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp baking soda instead.
I am sending this as an entry for Priya's (Mharo Rajasthan) : CFK - WWF Event originally started by Sharmi. Being busy with the move n'other stuff, I was on break and not posting any recipes, but could never dream of missing my dear friend's event, so here's my entry Priya :))

33 comments:

Jagruti said...

tempting pancakes...enjoy your break!

Trendsetters said...

great n simple recipe

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

super yummy and healthy pancakes for kids....

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely pancakes. Without the eggs, this becomes the sweet dosai my ma used to make for me.

Kiran said...

Healthy and yummy pancakes.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks Rupali. Love you, beautiful looking and healthy pancakes :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi Rupali, these are totally healthy and delicious pancakes...looks very inviting. Recently I saw dietitians in a show suggesting to replace sugar with honey as a healthy alternative for kids..I hope this helps you...take care :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy and easy pancakes..

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy pancakes! looks fantastic!

Sadhana said...

Healthy & yummy too.

simply.food said...

Healthy and delicious pancakes.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pancakes are healthy and looks fantastic..

R said...

Jagruti: thanks, will n'joy :)
Trendsetters: sure! thnx.
Sanyukta: couldn't agree more, thnx!
Cool Lassie: wow, thnx for sharing this info :)
Kiran: yep, thnx!
Priya: thanks so much!
Gita: yes, honey sure is a good alternative, thanks so much for sharing, it was very useful! and yes, thnx for ur appreciation too :)
Sushma: sure! thnx.
Rachana: thanks so much!
Sadhana: they sure r, thnx!
Simply food: yes, thank you!
A2Z: thanks for appreciating!

Gouri Guha said...

The pancakes are really healthy, delicious. I prepare something similar to this but without eggs.

R said...

Gouri: thanks! i have prepared the eggless version only once for a relative. good part is - there is no difference in taste :)

PranisKitchen said...

rupali really delicious and healthy snack.nice picture too

R said...

praniskitchen: thanks for appreciating!

knk said...

delicious pancakes looks nice nice recipe

R said...

knk: thank you so much!

Jay said...

Hy Rupali,
First time here...Loved your space n interesting collection of healthy recieps. Am your new follower now...:)
Do drop in at my space sometime.

R said...

jay: thanks for appreciating and taking the time to stop by. BTW, could not see ur profile in followers list, u may need to sign up again :( will stop by ur space soon....

Mausi said...

Hello! Thank you for coming to my blog and leaving a comment.
Your wheat pancake looks good! I have never tried wheat pancake but your photo made me wanna try it sometimes! Thanks for sharing.

R said...

Mausi: u r welcome, sure, try it out.

Panchpakwan said...

Pancakes look healthy and yummy.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Hey Rupali
no I haven't changed anything...I've added some gujarati text there...why does colour or anything looks diffrent?

have a nice day 2morrow..

R said...

jagruti: oh ok, i thought the pic (belan, and ganpati) were new... don't know why i thought something was different!! :)

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

My family loves pancakes! Thanks for posting this delicious and healthy recipe!

Padhu said...

Healthy and delicious pancakes!!

R said...

Linda: thanks for ur appreciation!
Padhu: yes, thanks!

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks yummmilious.:)

George said...

I'm trying these whole wheat pancakes.

Preeti said...

Looks delicious

R said...

Malar: thanks for appreciating!
George: do try them and let me know
Preeti: thanks!