In case you haven’t heard, it’s “National Pancake Day”… and that means that we are throwing the spotlight on some of our favourite Canadian food bloggers and their amazing (and *shockingly healthy*) pancake creations! Normal pancakes are mostly white flour and sugar – ie basically empty calorie cake. Pancake can be so much more! We think you’ll find that the pancakes highlighted here won’t just taste light and fluffy, but leave you feeling that way too! Without further ado, let’s dig in!
Oh She Glows – Strawberry Shortcake with Whip Cream
They’re vegan. They’re gluten-free. Also, they’re made by Oakville’s own health and wellness powerhouse, Angela Liddon. Check out the recipe here for these decadent delights here, and don’t forget to add the coconut whip cream for additional dairy- free bliss.
Dreena Burton – Apple Oat Pancake
Apples and spice and everything nice! Ok, we know that’s not quite the rhyme, but roll with us here. In this recipe, Dreena Burton uses ground oats as a flour alternative and adds in some baked apples and spices to make some truly delightful and wholesome breakfast treats. These are also gluten-free, vegan and sure to warm your heart and belly. Find the recipe here.
Pure Ella – Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Caramel Roasted Nuts
The perfect fall breakfast! Or the perfect “fall in love with these pancakes” pancakes. Also, these are just so good!! The wholesomeness of the pumpkin, the nuttiness of the pecans, the sweetness of the maple syrup… and finally, some additional spices to round out the flavour! Yum. These are also vegan and gluten-free! Find the recipe here.
Abbey’s Kitchen – Black Forest Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Chances are you know we’re chocolate lovers over here. So, when we found this recipe we had to try it. And, boy, does it stack up. No pun intended. (Pun totally intended). These are just beyond decadent. Oats, chocolate, greek yogurt, honey, vanilla… and don’t forget the cherries on top!! These are also gluten-free and adjustments can be made to turn them vegan like adding in a coconut or almond milk based yogurt alternative. See the recipe here.
Choosing Chia – Vanilla Buckwheat Pancakes
Hello, gorgeous! These are just about the prettiest pancakes that we’ve ever seen. And they taste amazing too. Vanilla bean, almond milk, buckwheat flour… and a whole bunch of beautiful berries and flowers on top for garnish. Treat yourself right and try the recipe here.
Kito Green – Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes
Some fluffy blueberry pancakes topped with all sorts of other healthy goodies? Sign me up! This healthy option features strawberries, blueberries, coconut oil, almond flour and more. They are also an awesome healthier alternative to regular blueberry pancakes and they’re just so photogenic too! Find the recipe here.
Steph Yu – Epic Banana Pancakes
These were called “Banana Pancakes” on IG, but we added the word epic in because LOOK AT THEM. Remember that cheesy Jack Johnson song on the same topic? Yeah, pretty sure that was about these. Also, they are just so colourful, and decadent and healthy to boot. Find the recipe here.
Erin Ireland – Great Granny’s Never Fail Pancakes
First of all, this is the sweetest name for a recipe. Like, probably ever. Who doesn’t want to eat Great Granny certified pancakes? These ones feature bananas and blueberries too, as well as a healthy serving of other berries on top. They’re also totally vegan and can be easily made gluten-free with a gluten-free flour alternative. See the recipe here!
Two Spoons – Rainbow Party Pancakes
These are so cute! The perfect birthday breakfast! These feature bananas, coconut oil and blueberries, strawberries, mangoes and spirulina for colouring. They also taste amazing. Now you can pretend it’s your birthday every day by eating these. See the recipe here.
Shockingly Healthy – Molten Chocolate Pancakes
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a recipe of our own. These are our Molten Triple Chocolate Shockingly Healthy Brownie Pancakes. They are basically (healthy) dessert for breakfast! These feature oat flakes, almond meal, cashew milk, chia seeds and a Shockingly Healthy Brownie of course! They also feature a bunch of other healthy ingredients of course! Chocolate lovers, we’ve got you covered!! Find the recipe here.
That’s all folks! Thanks for stopping by. We heard any day is a good day for making some healthy pancakes at home! Which one do you want to try first?!