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 :))