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3 Yummy & Wholesome Pancake Recipes To Whip Up

February 25 is the ultimate day to stack ‘em high and tuck in, even if you are a healthy living advocate…

With all that flipping, whipping and dipping, celebrating Pancake Day can be a lot of fun for the whole family. And the great news is you don’t have to give up your short stack if you want to indulge but still maintain a healthy lifestyle. By lightening things up with a few easy swaps, you can totally join the worldwide celebration around the popular, versatile breakfast food without feeling guilty afterwards. 

Here are three recipes for mouth-watering, fluffy, warm and healthy pancakes. The easy-to-follow ideas by Banin Shahine, Nutrition Manager at Fitness First Middle East, can be whipped up in a jiffy…

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Banana Pancakes


  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips


  • In large bowl, mix all ingredients together until smooth
  • Heat a lightly oiled pancake griddle or normal pan over medium heat
  • Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle/pan, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake
  • Flip the pancakes on the heated pan and ensure both sides are golden brown
  • Serve pancakes hot with some sliced bananas and honey or dark chocolate syrup
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Cinnamon Bun Pancakes


  • 4 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 medium eggs


  • Mix all the dry ingredients and separately mix the eggs, vegetable oil and maple syrup
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients
  • Mix well until the batter is of a sticky consistency
  • Oil spray the pancake griddle or pan and place it over medium heat
  • Pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle/pan
  • Flip them on the pan and ensure both sides are golden brown
  • Top them with fresh berries and raw nuts and serve while hot
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Vegan Atayef Pancakes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup semolina
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 3l4 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water


  • In a blender, mix all ingredients together until a sticky batter is formed
  • Rest the batter for two hours at room temperature
  • Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat without spraying oil or brushing butter on the pan.
  • Scoop out and place the batter on the pan. Ensure both sides are golden brown.
  • Sprinkle some vanilla powder and serve with sliced fresh fruits

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