Some savory, some sweet—here's seven healthy ways to perk up whole-grain flapjacks. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD
Sidney Fry, MS, RD
February 21, 2015
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Nothing tops hot whole-wheat pancakes quite like butter and maple syrup. But those tasty add-ons nearly triple the calories of your healthy breakfast, taking it from 143 calories for two 4-inch cakes to 415 with 2 pats of butter (72 calories) and 4 tablespoons syrup (200 calories).
It's time for something healthier. Here are seven options that top out around 150 calories to help put breakfast on the table without sacrificing nutrition.
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Strawberries and bananas are an unbeatable combination, especially when blended with creamy peanut butter and maple syrup.
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Tropical Browned Butter
You may not usually associate tropical fruits like kiwi and pinapple with pancakes, but this easy recipe will have you thinking again!
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Tart-Sweet Lemon Blackberry
Powdered sugar, lemon curd and blackberries will make your breakfast pancakes taste more like a decadent treat.
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Orange Creamsicle Crunch
Sweet and citrusy, this pancake topping compilation gets a welcome texture twist with the addition of crunchy almonds.
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Sweet and Spicy Egg
Pancakes can't have protein...or can they? Mesh two breakfast favorites by layering an egg on top of fluffy flapjacks—it's that simple!
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Cheddar, Bacon, and Apple
Savory meets sweet when sharp cheddar, apple butter, and center-cut bacon sit atop a short stack.
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Pomegranate, Pistachio, and Cream
Greek yogurt and goat cheese make a rich, homemade cream—ideal for drizzling over your favorite pancakes.