I love pancakes. Actually, I love pancakes with my syrup. As much as I love pancakes, I used to avoid making them because I use so much syrup. Then being the experimenter that I am, I came up with a solution to make the syrup and pancakes healthier but still tasty.
Easy Peasy Healthier Pancakes
1/2 C white flour (or 1/4 C white flour and 1/4 C whole wheat flour)
1/2 C quick oats
1 egg beaten
2 T baking powder
1 C milk
¼ t salt
2 T oil
For a special Fall treat add 1/2 t cinnamon and 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
In a medium bowl mix egg, milk, and oil. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour dough onto hot, oiled griddle. Turn when bubbles appear and batter is set. Makes 4-5 8” pancakes.
Easy Peasy Healthier Syrup (Don’t worry. Your kids will love it)
In a small sauce pan mix 1/2 C syrup with 1/2 C juice and warm it up. That’s all there is too it. You can use just about any juice (except orange and grapefruit) but personally I like grape, apple, blackberry, and strawberry.