Thursday, August 15, 2013

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

Good Morning! It's time for my favorite meal of the day. Breakfast! On occasion, I like to break an old habit, like the everyday fruit and yogurt bowl. Today, I'm serving up a stack of whole wheat pancakes. 

Whole grains play an important role in a healthy diet.  Substituting refined grains for whole grains comes with significant health benefits. Studies show that consuming at least 3 servings of whole grains daily are associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases, such as, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and decreased blood pressure levels. 

Every baked good can be translated into something wholesome and delicious.  

Try this delectable pancake recipe using whole wheat flour...

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup skim milk
1 egg
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt

1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly coat the pan with olive oil.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, milk and eggs. Mix well.
3. Add sugar, olive oil, raisins, cinnamon, honey and salt.  Continue to mix thoroughly.
4. Spoon out pancake batter onto the hot skillet.  When the pancakes start to bubble, flip them over and let cook until golden brown.

Serve with maple syrup. 

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