In celebration of our launch of B4BC Canada, this week’s Tasty Tuesday highlights maple syrup, a delicious treat that has some surprising benefits! Pair it with these awesome low fat pancakes for an energy packed breakfast.
Maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese and zinc, two heart healthy antioxidants. When choosing your maple syrup, be sure to find a bottle that says “pure maple syrup,” not “maple flavored syrup.” The first one has all of the good stuff, but the second one is a poser made from corn syrup. Ew.
These pancakes are made with whole wheat flour for added fiber, and applesauce replaces oil to cut down on the fat. Adding banana gives you the extra bonus of vitamins B and C and potassium, too!
Banana Applesauce Pancakes
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup skim milk
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana, cut in half
In a bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, and then add the egg and milk, mixing well. In a separate bowl, mash together half of the banana with the applesauce. Add the banana mixture to the batter and stir until combined.
Pour pancakes onto heated, lightly greased griddle or frying pan. Cook until bubbles form, flip, and cook for a couple more minutes. While pancakes are cooking, slice up the other half of the banana.
Serve hot with maple syrup and top with banana slices.