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Banana Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes

Growing up, weekend mornings were always for fresh-baked pancakes with sausage and topped with fresh fruit or local maple syrup. Our Banana Nut Whole Wheat Pancakes are full of whole-grain goodness with lots of protein thanks to the addition of wheat bran. Try making this recipe with your family for the perfect breakfast option this weekend!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp soy oil

Toppings:

  • Sliced banana
  • A handful of pecans or walnuts
  • 1 tsp of honey

Directions

  1. Add flour, wheat, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Mid well
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together cottage cheese, eggs, milk, vanilla and soy oil.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well mixed. Add small amounts of milk if too thick.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a spoonful of pancake mixture to the heated frying pan.
  5. Cook until golden brown on both sides
  6. Top with sliced banana’s, pecans or walnuts and finish with a drizzle of honey!

Alternatively, if bananas, nuts and honey isn’t your thing, try topping your whole wheat pancakes with soy butter: a great protein and nut-free spread that tastes great on sandwiches, sliced apples and on pancakes.

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