Mmmm… cakey goodness! Like most of you I wanted to find a “healthier” way to enjoy my pancakes. I don’t eat them often but when I do I always look for ideas to make them worth my health.
A Better Pancake
- store bought pancake mix of your choice*
- 2-3 table spoons flax meal, per 2 servings
Cook as directed!
Yup, that’s it! I love flax meal – I use it when I can in pretty much everything: juice drinks, pancakes, waffles… while I like the taste of flax I do try to “hide” it. Flax is very high in Omega 3, and has cancer protective properties. It is recommended that individuals, especially women, consume flax on a daily basis. If you do not have flax meal you can grind flax seeds into a powder like consistency. This is the optimal way to eat it, as it releases all of the essential fats from the seeds. BUT I am always looking for a time saver so flax meal it is.
*Stores offer a wide variety of pre-packaged pancake mixes. Look for organic options, gluten free or what ever kind you enjoy.
Toppings are always fun with pancakes! I love fresh fruit like strawberries or fresh blueberries, and nuts; walnuts are my favorite! Add some dark chocolate nibs for a special treat, or simply top with pure maple syrup!