Food & Health

12 Delightful Homemade Pancakes

So, last Sunday I was gorging on a choco-chip pancake, and a thought came to my mind: Feed a man a pancake, you make him happy once; teach the man how to make a pancake, you make him happy forever. There are not many fads in the world that never go out of style and are universally accepted. Love is one of them. And so are homemade pancakes. It doesn’t take much to imagine the aroma of a delightful heap of freshly made pancakes. That enticing smell of yummy, hot homemade pancakes, slathered in sweet, sticky syrup and tossed in butter, just waiting to be devoured. As soon as this fluffy hot piece of heaven covered in moderately cold syrup enters the mouth and touches the taste buds, there is a rush of euphoria and irreplaceable comfort. 

Every pancake has same basic ingredients and process of preparation. With the following 3 steps you can prepare any kind of pancake:

  1. In a bowl, mix 1 and a 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 3 Teaspoons baking powder, pinchful of nutmeg, 1 Teaspoon salt and [additional ingredients 1 (Honey/Sugar/Jaggery Powder approximately 1 Tbsp)]. Stir until properly blended. In another bowl, beat 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of melted butter and [additional ingredients 2 ( Milk/Buttermilk/Yogurt approximately 1-1/4 cup)]. Blend it thoroughly. Pour the mix from the second bowl into the first bowl, and best until no lumps are present.
  2. Once the surface of the pan is hot enough, you’re ready to start cooking your pancakes. You may lightly oil the cooking surface (Oiling non-stick griddle and my pancakes turned out great).
  3. Take a scoop the batter and spread it onto a warm pan. Cook for 3 minutes on medium flame . Flip the pancake and cook the other side for 2 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Here is a list of 12 healthy pancakes that will make you go weak in the knees: 

1. Chocolate Homemade Pancakes

It’s a real treat for all the chocolate lovers out there. I like a slightly bitter taste of pure cocoa in my pancakes topped with grated dark chocolate. Since there is nothing like too much chocolate for us chocolate lovers, top it up with hot fudge.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Cocoa, chocolate chips, 1 Tablespoon Jaggery Powder
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  1 and 1/4 cup milk

Topping: Hot fudge, Raspberries

2. Whole Wheat Homemade Pancakes

All the health conscious people would agree that although we choose whole wheat breads over white, we all secretly fancy the taste of white bread more. But when it comes to pancakes,whole wheat tastes much better and is much more filling. These whole wheat pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and are absolutely delectable! You can have them guilt free.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Honey, Whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Buttermilk

Topping: Maple syrup, or add fruit like sliced strawberries and bananas

3. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Everyone loves banana pancakes. And why not, don’t Bananas and pancakes go synonymous. Quiet easy to prepare, these flour-less pancakes are a healthy, filling and one of the most popular breakfast options.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Rolled oats flour instead of all purpose flour, ripe bananas, maple syrup as sweetener
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Almond milk

Topping: Fresh fruits

4. Multigrain Homemade Pancakes

I love this one. It’s a perfect blend of taste and health. The cornmeal in the pancake gives it a unique flavor and texture. Moreover, a distinct tang and warmth of cardamom will make the pancake delightful.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, rolled oats flour, cornmeal (each flour in equal proportion), honey, cardamom powder
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Milk, yogurt (in the ratio of 3:1)

Topping: Berries, hot fudge

5. Cinnamon Quinoa Homemade Pancakes

This is another excellent option if you prefer gluten free pancakes. Cinnamon gives it a rich aroma that will stay with you for the rest of the day. The taste is not like a regular pancake because of the quinoa flour but it is nevertheless delicious.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Quinoa flour instead of all purpose flour, vanilla extract
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Honey, Milk, Cinnamon powder

Topping: Berries, maple syrup

6. Peanut Butter Pancakes

This one’s for the love of peanut butter. I have it on one of my cheat days when I am craving to appease my taste buds. The soft and fluffy pancakes with the richness of peanut butter is very filling and quiet easy to make.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Cocoa
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Peanut butter, milk,  tablespoons maple syrup

Topping: Fruits- Berries, Oranges,Banana

7. Buckwheat-Walnut Pancakes

Healthy! Oats and Buckwheat pancakes are divine. It’s a perfect gluten-free and vegan diet. Buckwheat flour is rich in protein, fiber and vitamins. Most ingredients in this pancake are powerhouse of nutrients. Start your day with this pancake to add some zing to it!

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Rolled oats flour and Buckwheat flour instead of all purpose flour (Preferably in the ratio 3:1), chopped nuts and seeds, mashed banana
[Additional Ingredients 2]:  Peanut butter, milk, maple syrup, no eggs required

Topping: Berries, maple syrup, apple or strawberry sauce

8. Butter Milk Homemade Pancakes

I go topping-less with this one.  The crunchiness of almonds and the sourness of butter milk makes for a perfect treat. It’s like a perfect snack I feel when you are not so much hungry but need something good to gorge on. This along with a hot chocolate is all the leisure I need from life!

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Jaggery Powder, grated almond
[Additional Ingredients 2]: Butter milk

Topping: Berries, ice cream, strawberry sauce

9. Yogurt Homemade Pancakes

This is your quintessential pancake and the easiest to prepare. You can experiment on the toppings as per your liking. In case you are a beginner in cooking, this is is where you can begin and get your first success. No one can mess up in preparing this go to yogurt pancake.
[Additional Ingredients 1]: Jaggery Powder
[Additional Ingredients 2]: Yogurt, water (in the ratio 3:1)

Topping: Berries, ice cream, strawberry sauce

10. Carrot Pancakes

Carrot are one of the super foods. These carrot pancakes are not just tasty but loaded with essential nutrients! These pancakes have carrots, herbs, and walnuts in them, and topped with almonds and cashews. This is not your usual pancake with syrups and sweetness. It is very differently flavored and you’ve got to try it to love it.

[Additional Ingredients 1]:Grated ginger
[Additional Ingredients 2]: Yogurt, water (in the ratio 3:1), finely grated carrots and chopped walnuts

Topping: Crushed almonds, crushed cashews

11. Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes

One of the healthiest pancakes on the list. This pancake is a great option if you are one of those you who are stringent about how many calories calories you can consume. It is super healthy as can be seen from the ingredients, moderate on calories and quite delicious.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Flax seed, cocoa powder, oat flour instead of all purpose flour
[Additional Ingredients 2]: Shredded zucchini, almond milk, maple syrup

Topping: Strawberries

12. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

These healthy pumpkin pancakes are very fluffy despite being whole wheat flour. It is naturally sweetened with pumpkin and is sure to become your favorite. Okay, just a disclaimer, it took me a couple of servings to acquire a taste for these pancakes. But once you get used to the taste, you’ll love it.

[Additional Ingredients 1]: Cocoa
[Additional Ingredients 2]: Milk, pumpkin purée, maple syrup

Topping: Hot fudge, Raspberries

This is the list of my favorite homemade pancakes. Do let me know if there are any of your favorite homemade pancakes recipes featuring on this list or in case you tried to make any of these. Post your suggestions on the comment box below. If this post on homemade pancakes resonates well with you, please like, share and subscribe.

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Disclaimer: Some of us might be allergic to certain food items. Kindly consult a specialist before consuming anything that doesn’t suit you.

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