Healthier pancakes

MEGriff1950
By MEGriff1950 Latest Reply 2014-04-27 17:46:50 -0500
Started 2011-10-31 13:08:14 -0500

My sister taught me a trick with pancakes I wish to share. If you use a mix or even homemade you can incorporate this into your pancakes. Instead of using all the water and or oil replace it with 1/2 to 3/4th of the liquid called for with unsweetened applesauce.

I also make mine with frozen blueberries usually but you can use any fresh or frozen berry. After I pour the pancake mix onto my griddle I add the berries on top and cook normally turning only once. Today is the first time I used the applesauce at home, the flavor with the berries was awesome.

Special note for diabetics blueberries and bilberries are the highest antioxident berries you can use. This will help in keeping your blood sugar levels down a bit while indulging in a food that we should not eat. Eating a little protein like 2 strips of bacon or a couple link sausages also will help you to digest the carbs slower also aiding in your sugars not spiking as badly.


7 replies

evaziem
evaziem 2014-04-27 17:46:50 -0500 Report

There are no healthy pancakes…

Flour is from wheat. Wheat is grain. All grains, in addition to having bad gluten and elevating one's blood sugar, contain inflammatory agents.

Inflammation is root of many chronic diseases like heart, joints, memory loss, and, yes, diabetes 2. See the article by the government's National Institutes of Health that talks about this very issue:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2...

Breakfast cereals are another example of dangerous food that most people eat anyway. Eating eggs for breakfast instead of grains will help you stay healthier for a longer times and enjoy the only life you have…

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-31 13:28:39 -0500 Report

I used that little trick when I was making pancakes for breakfast years ago. It was yummy! That was before I was Dx'd with T 2

I've just started eating frozen blueberries. I eat them with a spoon out of a bowl. I really like them plain.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2011-10-31 13:31:40 -0500 Report

This is definately not an everyday choice but I will have to be most careful the rest of the day now that I have sinned.

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