Sweet Potato Pancakes

I love it when our kids have already downed a serving of whole grains and vegetables by the time breakfast is over. Just one ounce of sweet potato contains a gram of protein and more than 100% of the DV for Vitamin A. It’s also a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Strawberry Almond Pancakes

I often use a blender to speed up prep time for muffins, quick breads and pancakes. After finding a recipe for strawberry waffles, I thought I’d alter it to whip up some tasty pancakes. I added whole wheat flour and almond meal to boost the nutritional value and used a blender to reduce the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Before trying the original version of this, I had seen a handful of oatmeal pancake recipes that looked appealing, but they all required overnight soaking. I wanted to be able to whip up thick, puffy oatmeal pancakes for breakfast without prior planning, and this recipe allows me to do just that.

In addition to the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Easy Sourdough Oatmeal Pancakes

Here’s a fun way to put your sourdough starter to good use in something other than bread. The first sourdough pancakes I made were… um… sour. After several modifications to that recipe, I came up with these, which are tender, tasty and nutritious.

They’re not the most photogenic pancakes I’ve made, but they are good. [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter Oat Waffles

This recipe is adapted from Peanut Butter Planet, a great cookbook by Robin Robertson. My version includes whole grains (oats), more protein (egg) and less sugar (by one tablespoon) than the original. It’s also easier on the wallet because I use brown sugar instead of maple syrup.

This is another breakfast option enjoyed [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Multigrain Pumpkin Pancakes

This recipe falls into the semi-homemade category, a lá Sandra Lee, using a boxed mix to speed things up. It includes whole grains and a vitamin-packed veggie for a hearty, healthful breakfast. Enjoy!

Note: I have a hard time making my pancakes look good (round) if the batter is runny, so this is a little [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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