Strawberry Topping Pancake Recipe

Strawberry topping pancakes

Pancakes can make a great start to the day.  But choose a MultiGrain Pancake Mix.  It is a healthier choice.  Healthier than a mix with white flour.  It will have a nutty consistency, not to mention the nutritional benefits.  I came up with a strawberry topping pancake recipe strictly because I wanted something different for breakfast.  I was more hungry than usual and this recipe was just the thing to manage that craving.

Choose a pancake mix that offers ingredients like, Wheat flour, Barley flour, Rolled Oats, Brown Rice.  These will offer some calcium, fiber and Iron.  So you’ll have a good start right up front.

Strawberry and Pancake

For the Pancakes, you’ll need:
2 cups Pancake Mix (Multigrain best)
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons oil

Utensils:
1 medium griddle or non stick pan
1 spatula
1 wire whip

Topping:
1 teaspoon – Honey
1 teaspoon – Almond Butter
3 large Strawberries
1 tablespoon – Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt

Preparation:

Follow the directions on the pancake mix box.  It usually goes something like this:

2 cups of Multigrain Mix.
1 cup of milk ( I use almond milk, you might choose whatever milk you like best.)
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons of oil ( I used olive, you might choose another, olive oil is usually used for low slow temperatures.  I use low temperatures.)

Use a wire whip and blend the ingredients until smooth.  Pour about ¼ cup per pancake onto a lightly oiled and preheated 375 F griddle or nonstick pan. Cook almost 1 ½ minutes on each side or until golden brown. This will usually make 12 – 14 pancakes.

Preparation to eat them: (this is the fun part.)

Taking your plate, swirl a squeeze of honey on the bottom of the plate.  Now

Honey Bear
Honey Bear

take your favorite nut butter, (I use almond butter.) and swirl a teaspoon full, on the bottom of the plate.  This will mix in with the honey.  Lay one pancake on top of this mix of honey and nut butter.

Then smooth nut butter on top of the second pancake.

Take your 3 large strawberries and slice them thinly. Sprinkle these slices on top of your pancakes. (If you are in a rush, in the interest of time just put the whole strawberries on the plate and slice them as you eat, that’s really sorta fun.)  Top the pancakes with a tablespoon of plain non-fat Greek yogurt.

Want some extra crunch?

Sprinkle a few walnuts on top. This adds that extras deliciousness.

Now stick your fork in and enjoy. Bon Appetit!

Other tips:

If you prefer a little heartier breakfast, add an egg on the side.

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Need a Great Smoothie for Energy?

One Great Smoothie for Energy

This smoothie is great for energy.  If you find you are sluggish and just cannot get started try this one.  I found this smoothie provides me with an immediate boost.  That’s because all the ingredients are energy producing.  The greens provide all sorts of nutrients needed to fuel the body.  Adding in strawberries and blueberries just enhances this healthy smoothie all the more.  With berries you get a good source of vitamin C.

The blueberries contain anthocyanins, these can help improve heart health by fighting plaque buildup.  These are rich in phytonutrients-naturally occurring plant chemicals and are thought to have the ability to prevent disease.  Blend all the ingredients together and drink it up.   This smoothie is so nutritious you may actually forget you were having a problem getting started.  Here is the recipe.


Smoothie for energy

2 Strawberries

1/4 cup of Blueberries

Hand full of washed spring greens

Few sprigs of cilantro

2 tablespoons of crushed walnuts

1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds

Dash of cinnamon

1/2 cup of Fage plain non-fat yogurt

1/2 cup of flax milk

1 teaspoon of honey

Blend all ingredients.

Berries and nuts smoothie

Smoothie for energy

The  cilantro gives this smoothie its special fresh flavor.

The flax milk gives it that extra special heart healthy addition of omega 3s.

Enjoy

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Please let me know how much you like this in the comments area below.

Super Healthy Breakfast Ideas, with Strawberries and Yogurt why a favorite?

Why is this a favorite for

Strawberry nut yogurt
Strawberry with Greek yogurt

breakfast?  That’s an easy one for me to answer.  The fresh smell of strawberries first thing in the morning.  Add a handful of blueberries and nuts to round this one off.  This is definitely one of the super healthy breakfast ideas.

A Favorite Go To:

I have never seen anyone turn this one away.  This is my favorite go to when in a rush which is most mornings.  So it’s hands down my favorite.  And it really is so super healthy.  With your strawberries you’ll get your vitamin C’s right up front.  Add  these to your favorite greek yogurt.  This one gives you a wonderful start to the day and it’s filling too.  Top this one off with a few shakes of the cinnamon shaker and this adds in extra nutrients like calcium, fiber and iron.  The cinnamon balances out the sugars in the fruit and helps you to stay full longer.  And the blueberries helps to clear the brain fog.  A super healthy breakfast idea, yes I think so every morning when choosing this dish.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Walnuts

    Berries
    Berries nuts and yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Granola
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey

Directions

Layer blueberries, cut strawberries and greek yogurt (no fat is my favorite) into a small deep cereal bowl or a tall goblet/parfait glass until almost full.  Top with a few walnuts, almonds and sprinkle top with granola.  Add another tablespoon of yogurt and swirl a little honey on top.  Sprinkle the top of this with cinnamon, just a couple dashes.   10 min preparation.  Enjoy this wonderful little dish.     

Please let me know what you think.  Leave a comment below.