Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us eat pancakes, but did you know they can be healthy? We have this assumption that pancakes are too high in carbs and fat. But, these days, healthy pancakes are the new craze in town. Come along with Dessert Advisor, as we introduce you to its health benefits, how they came about and where you can find them near you!
Health Benefits of a Pancake
When we think of pancakes, we think of a hot and fluffy meal. It’s delicious and fulfilling, but it is often filled with a lot of carbohydrates and topped with high-sugar syrups. We can make healthy pancakes by swapping the usual ingredients for something more healthier, such as whole-wheat flour, honey, flax seeds and adding more fruits and vegetables. With that being said, let’s dive into the multiple health benefits of a pancake.
History of Pancakes
The first reference to a “pancake” was found in Ancient Greece. They made pancakes, called tiganites, made out of wheat flour, olive oil, honey and curdled milk. They also made statinos which had the same ingredients, but were topped with honey, sesame and cheese. They were typically served at breakfast, just as we do nowadays.
In contemporary days, the typical American pancake is made out of eggs, milk and flour. It can be topped by virtually anything: syrup, whipped cream, chocolate, fruits, and so on. But, each region has their own twist on pancakes. Let’s dive in.
Where to Find Healthy Pancakes
Now that you’re well acquainted with healthy pancakes, let’s give you a tour on where you can grab some!
If you’re into vegan pancakes, we know the right places for you. Aux Vivres, Hello 123, Fresh and Crudessence restaurants offer some of the best vegan pancakes. They are topped with fresh fruits and vegan syrups. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or a smoothie, and you’re good to go! You can even enjoy a lentil pancake at saVeg Cafe, or a banana pancake at the Moth Café. Having some gluten intolerance? Fear not, Planta, Benny’s Breakfast Bar, the Coastal Café and LOV serve gluten-free pancakes. You can still savor a plate of pancakes without worrying for your health. They’re delicious and packed with nutrients. If you’re craving a savoury meal, Korean restaurants are your best friend. Sam Cha, Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, Songs Korean Restaurant and So Hyang Korean Cuisine offer pancakes filled with scallions, kimchi and a variety of seafood. And if you’re in the mood for French-style crêpes, Juliette & Chocolat has a selection of warm hearty meals, like crêpes with béchamel and ham.
Pancakes are not as frightening as they may seem. With the right ingredients, your tastebuds can savor a delightful meal, all while packing nutrients in your body. Not only is it eaten during breakfast, but you can also enjoy it at any time of the day. Happy eating!
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With a mission to facilitate foodies’ search for their desired products, the site allows finding locations that dessert items are sold at, enhances knowledge on various treats (i.e., variety, flavours, health benefits, history, origins, etc.), and enables people to enjoy the wealth of life.