Pancake Tuesday

Do you bloat after your yearly dose of pancakes and put it down to just eating too many?  Have you ever considered it may not be the quantity but you may in fact be intolerant to some of the ingredients contained in the pancakes such as wheat, gluten, dairy or eggs.

Whether you find pancakes too filling, too boring or suffer with an intolerance or allergy, here are a few alternative recipes that will ensure you don’t feel left out this pancake Tuesday!  And the best part is, the ingredients offer nutritional benefits too!

Banana & Buckwheat Pancakes

All the delicious taste of regular pancakes these are nutritious too.  Buckwheat is gluten and
wheat free despite its confusing name and boasts numerous health benefits.  Buckwheat is high in both protein and fiber, supports heart health and can help prevent diabetes and digestive disorders. Often referred to as a superfood, buckwheat is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. View recipe here

Chia and Cinnamon Oat Pancakes
Chia and Cinnamon Oat Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

It’s not often you hear of a pancake recipe that is actually good for us, but this one is packed with fibre, nutrients, protein and omega 3.  Oats are known to help balance your blood sugars and reduce your risk of high cholesterol, while chia seeds are packed with omega 3, are heart healthy and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.  Mix with fresh berries and natural yogurt for a guilt free and nutritious meal this pancake Tuesday! View recipe here

Almond Pancakes

Did you know almonds are a good source of calcium?  They are also a fantastic alternative in baking for those who are wheat or gluten intolerant.  These almond pancakes are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, help to balance your blood sugars and are heart healthy. View recipe here