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Are Pancakes Healthy?

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Are Pancakes Healthy?

Getting a good head start on your day means eating a healthy breakfast, but with so many choices, finding healthy choices can be puzzling. Pancakes are a hearty breakfast food, providing a high quantity of carbohydrates and a range of vitamins and minerals. However, pancakes can also be fairly high in fat, calories and sodium. With careful meal planning, you can include a serving of pancakes in your diet. Even if you have a gluten allergy or you are a vegan, there are some substitutes available to you, making your pancake absolutely healthy to relish on.

What makes pancakes unhealthy?

A big pile of pancakes made with maida/refined flour, loaded with sugary syrups rapidly increases your blood sugar level, which is harmful for your health, it increases the risk of heart disease. People who binge on white-flour goods have a greater chance of heat related diseases.

How can you make your pancakes healthy?

When you make them with wholesome ingredients like millets, lentils, whole grains etc, pancakes can be a healthy breakfast option. One can make healthy pancakes variety of gluten free flours available in the market, which has high fibre, high protein and essential vitamins to keep you full.

You can try NIHKAN’s Pancake & Waffle Mix  which is made from super healthy ingredients like Green banana flour & Sorghum millet flour without adding any sugar. Nihkan Pancake mix has no sugar, no milk and no seasoning added to it. So, one can add seasonings and flavors according to their preference. Nihkan pancake mix allows you to make Savoury pancakes as well you can even sneak in more fibre by adding shredded vegetables like zucchini or carrots to make it healthier. Green Banana Flour which is nutritious and contain high fibre and protein. Consuming green bananas can help keep your gut bacteria healthy. It can also increase the production of short-chain fatty acids, which are important for digestive health. Sorghum is a superfood which comes from the millets family it has amazing health benefits. This grain is much more popular in other parts of the world but is gaining its popularity everywhere because it’s gluten-free. Sorghum is also high in antioxidants and phytochemicals, which helps to control cholesterol.

We have some great news for you – pancakes can help you lose weight! If you use whole, natural ingredients, you can make pancakes that are great for weight loss. The key is to use whole-grain flour instead of refined flour or wheat flour and avoid refined sugar. You can sweeten pancakes with fresh fruit rather than sugary syrup to keep your sugar intake low.

How can you make your Pancakes Vegan?

Whether you’re eating muffins, cakes, or brownies, you can find plant-based options that cater to vegans, or one can make their own pancake by replacing ingredients like eggs and milk with vegan alternatives makes it easy to achieve similar results. Most of the pancakes around the world, however, are not vegan-friendly. Vegans need to check the ingredients to ensure their meal is completely plant-based.

Many pre-made pancake mixes can contain powdered milk or buttermilk. However, however these days it is easy to find brand mixes that contain only plant-based ingredients. Mixes precisely marked as vegan are also available. All dry pancake mixes require either water or milk; vegans can always opt for a dairy-free choice.

Refer to our Youtube channel for recipes – NIHKAN Youtube channel

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