Let’s cook: Pancakes 3-ways

Hi there! I hope it’s not too late for me to post breakfast ideas now that the weekend is here. If you’re like me and love eating pancakes on Sunday’s (or pretty much any day of the week, to be honest), this post is right for you!

In the course of my life I’ve tried so many different pancake recipes, and I’ve fallen in love with hundreds of them, from healthy ones with bananas or almond flour, to not-so-healthy recipes with big chocolate chunks or even dulce the leche (you really need to try these). Of course I’ve tried all of Sascha Fitness‘ recipes since my addiction is mostly her fault, but lately I’ve been trying to transform some of them with whatever I have in hand, and so these three recipes where born!

I’ll start with the healthier ones and then go up from there. I have to start by saying that just like any mom, I love them all equally! They’re just different and each of them have something I enjoy, so pick one depending on your mood and go from there!

This could be sort of like a combineating: pancake edition, because I repeat some of the base ingredients, but I won’t put it into that category because they’re all pancakes and I like combineating recipes to end with different results.

Now, enough with this never-ending talking and let’s start the recipes.

Oatmeal pancakes

Healthy pancakes with zero guilt and tons of fiber

Oatmeal pancakes with peanut butter and strawberries on top

You’ll need:

  • 1 egg + 3 egg whites (you can use just 2 eggs instead)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp stevia or even just honey. Whatever sweetener you prefer should work
  • optional: 1 tbsp flax seed to add some more fiber

Preparation for all of these recipes is simple: put everything in the blender. That’s it, now you have pancake mix.

I usually take a big pan and spray some coconut oil over it while it’s heating, and then make 2-3 at the same time (because I’m crazy hungry all the time and I don’t like waiting).

These I like to eat with peanut butter, jelly, and sometimes even both! Since they’re so healthy, I eat them for breakfast after my morning cardio and I’m good to go. You can even make some ahead, keep them in your fridge, and then reheat them when you want to eat them. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Greek yogurt pancakes

Greek yogurt pancakes with greek yogurt, honey and chopped peanuts on top

I took this recipe from Peggysfood, Sascha’s mom, who also has some amazing healthy recipes so if you’re into that, you should follow her. Her account is in Spanish, so keep that in mind if!

I just made some small changes so I could get fluffier pancakes that hold my hunger for at least 3-4 hours.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (I use natural greek yogurt but I bet vanilla or even flavored greek yogurt would work and give you a flavor twist. I might try doing this next time!)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal, or 1/3 cup oatmeal + a banana. This combination is deadly addictive and makes them even yummier. It’s great for when I do HIIT or know it’ll be long before lunch.
  • 2 eggs (or 4 egg whites, depending on what you like to use)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp stevia or even just honey. Whatever sweetener you prefer should work

Once again, put everything in your blender and then make pancakes as you regularly would. I like topping mine with greek yogurt and honey because the combination between those flavors is amazing, but you could top them with whatever you like. Chocolate chips also work great with greek yogurt, in case you’re looking for some excuses to sneak chocolate into your breakfast, just like I tend to do.

Triple chocolate pancakes

Triple chocolate pancakes, with Nutella, cinnamon and chocolate chunks on top

I’m not going to lie. These aren’t healthy by any means, but you can modify them to make them healthy depending on the toppings you choose, so there’s that. The pancakes on their own aren’t bad by any means, but they’ll never be as good as this triple chocolate tower of deliciousness.

You’ll need:

  • 1 egg + 3 egg whites (you can use just 2 eggs instead)
  • 1/3 cup of almond flour/coconut flor (or just use oatmeal if you don’t have these at home)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 tsp stevia or even just honey. Whatever sweetener you prefer should work
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. As many as you’d like
  • optional: 1 tbsp flax seed to add some more fiber

Once again, you put everything in the blender (except for the chocolate chips/chunks). You’ll add those when you’re making the pancakes, just before it’s time to flip them. You can also skip this step and just add the chunks between pancakes but mixing them makes the chocolate softer, almost like it’s melted, so I definitely recommend adding them like I said. Finally, I topped them with more chocolate chunks, I like to use dark chocolate because of its rich flavor but you can use any chocolate you like. And of course, I couldn’t skip Nutella! If you’re like me and you love chocolate, you just know Nutella makes every breakfast better (not sponsored! although I wish someone at Nutella would even read this).

So those are my three favorite ways to make pancakes. I really hope you try them yourself and if you do, please let me know how it went! You can upload your picture on Instagram and tag me (@michellelovestoeat) or simply PM me the picture! I’d love to see you try any of my recipes 🙂

If you have any other pancake recipes that you’d like to share, please do! I’m always open to trying new things. Also, if you enjoy this recipe, let me know what other recipes you’d like me to share next time! I’m thinking about more combineating posts in the near future, so stay tuned for that!

See you next time!

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