Who says pancakes have to be off limits when you’re trying to lose weight?
Fluffy, sweet and warm pancakes topped with maple syrup are a menu item that might seem like a no no for those trying to lose weight. But we have great news for fans of this classic comfort food: You don’t have to swear off pancakes! You just have to make smart ingredient swaps and be mindful of your portions.
Many traditional flapjack recipes call for large amounts of all-purpose flour, sugar, milk and butter, which aren’t exactly conducive to weight loss. That’s why we gave pancakes a nutritional flip with lighter, healthier recipes that are delicious and easy to whip up, providing the perfect reason to jump right out of bed.
Here are the healthy pancake recipes you’ll skip “snooze” for:
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1. Easy Oatmeal Pancakes >
Keep this staple pancake recipe on hand for mornings when you are seeking a little a.m. comfort food. Using a few basic ingredients, such as Nutrisystem’s Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, vanilla, baking soda, egg white and water, you can enjoy the coziness of fluffy pancakes and taste of warm, hearty oats in no time.
2. 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes >
If you wake up in the morning thinking about pancakes, but don’t want to go to too much fuss, keep this simple, yet mouthwatering, recipe on hand. Stir eggs, banana and cinnamon together for an easy, healthy batter that is ready to cook on a griddle in no time.
3. Easy Sweet Potato Pancakes >
Savor these delicious pancakes and enjoy the holiday feel of eating sweet potato pie all year. Made with nutritious sweet potatoes, egg whites, cinnamon and nutmeg, then served with sugar-free maple syrup, these indulgent-tasting pancakes are kind to your waistline and thoroughly enjoyable.
4. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes >
Wake up with these cheery, lemony pancakes to brighten your morning and help to get you moving. Poppy seeds add a fun and fancy touch that will make you feel like you are dining at your favorite brunch spot!
Too busy to cook? We’ve got you covered with Nutrisystem’s own Homestyle Pancakes. They’re one of our customer’s favorite morning meals because they go heavy on flavor, not on guilt.
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