Here's a healthy breakfast idea: pancakes made in a toaster.
Revolutionary huh? I think so too 🙂
Just to clarify, when I say toaster, I mean the British kind of toaster a.k.a the sandwich toaster.
Where did this Healthy Breakfast Idea Come From?
The annals of my lazy mind - that's where.
I've always hated waiting around the frying pan for pancakes to be ready.
Also, by the time the last batch of pancakes is ready, I'd have finished all the pancakes from the first batch!
Or, worse, the pancakes would be too cold to enjoy properly.
So for those of us that don't have the patience (or self control) to make traditional pancakes, this is gold!
I find this recipe to be easier, faster, and less messy than traditional pancakes.
Honestly, I don't think you'll find me near old fashioned pancakes anytime soon.
Health Notes on Pancake Toast as a Healthy Breakfast Idea
Before we jump into the recipe, let's talk about the health aspect.
Afterall, this post is all about giving you a healthy breakfast idea.
- These pancakes are sugar free
- They use whole wheat flour instead of white flour
- They are high in protein
- And they also have a good amount of fiber!
The calorie count depends on how large you make your pancake toast.
If prepared according to this recipe, you're looking at about 200 calories per toast!
A toast sandwich of the same size can be anywhere from 350 calories to 500 calories or more.
The other reason I'm excited about this recipe is that I see it as a base recipe.
I can already imagine all sorts of sweet and savory variations.
Now, onto the recipe
Pancake toast recipe
Pancake Toast Recipe
Easy, healthy, pancakes made in a toaster! So perfect
- 1 1/2 cups White whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use full fat but nonfat works too)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Cooking oil spray
Combine the dry ingredients (flour through salt) together into a large bowl
Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl (yogurt through vanilla), whisk with a fork. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir (you'll have a nice thick paste). Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to combine.
Plug in your sandwich toaster and lightly spray with cooking oil spray. Once warm (not hot), gently pour in a little bit of batter into each section of the toaster. You may have to gently spread the mix a bit as the batter will be quite thick.
Close the toaster and cook for 3 minutes. Once this time is up, flip the pancake toast around and cook again for another 3 minutes.
Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!
Cooking time may vary depending on your toaster make and model. Please be sure the batter is cooked through before eating! You may need to unplug the toaster, let it cool, and re-plug it to make sure you can cook the pancake toast all the way through without burning.
You can also enjoy this recipe as a traditional pancake (as in, fry in a frying pan). I've done it both ways and they turn out delicious every time 🙂