Strawberries & Cream Pancakes Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient for Added Nutrition by Elisa Schmitz

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Strawberries & Cream Pancakes Recipe Has a Secret Ingredient for Added Nutrition

Pancakes are a weakness of mine. I love my pancakes! The problem with pancakes is that they are not the most nutritious of foods. And, if you're a regular reader of mine, you know I often try to add nutrition into my cooking wherever possible.

A few weeks ago, I created this recipe for lemon blueberry pancakes with a secret ingredient to make them extra fluffy. The secret ingredient is sour cream, and trust me when I say those pancakes were AMAZING.

But when I went to make a version of that recipe with strawberries, I found myself wishing that the pancakes could be more nutritious (even though strawberries have tons of health benefits). My answer? Add another secret ingredient: oats! Yes, oats are the secret ingredient in these strawberries and cream pancakes that gives them added nutrition. Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (along with the other health benefits of oats).

Don't worry: the sour cream softens the oats, so you almost don't even notice them. To make these delicious strawberry pancakes, you need a few simple ingredients. Here's your easy shopping list: milk, sour cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and strawberries. The chopped walnuts are optional. You mix up the batter then flip your pancakes onto a griddle or skillet until they're golden brown.

I served these more nutritious pancakes for breakfast with butter and maple syrup, but they'd be great with whipped cream on top (or served plain). Serve them for brunch, as a fun snack or whenever you get that pancake craving! How about surprising the ones you love with a stack on Valentine's Day?

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes


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Recipe Notes

  • I used almond milk, but you can use your milk of choice.
  • I used gluten-free flour, but all-purpose flour works, too.
  • I used light sour cream, but you can use regular sour cream, if desired.
  • I added chopped walnuts to my batter, but that is optional. You also could use chopped pecans.
  • Serve the pancakes on their own or with butter, maple syrup or your favorite pancake toppings.

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the milk, sour cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Whisk until combined, but note that the mixture will be lumpy.
  2. Add the flour, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine, noting that the batter again will be lumpy. Do not over-mix.
  3. Gently fold in the strawberries and the walnuts, if using.
  4. Spoon the batter onto a pancake griddle or into a nonstick skillet (sprayed with cooking spray). The number of pancakes will depend on how large your spoonfuls are.
  5. Cook pancakes over medium heat until each side is cooked through and golden brown.
  6. Serve warm on their own or with butter and maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 167

Total Fat: 3.2g

Saturated Fat: 1.3g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 143mg

Total Carbohydrate: 30.1g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g

Total Sugars: 6.3g

Protein: 4.6g

Vitamin D: 6mcg

Calcium: 794mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 1788mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, these strawberry and sour cream pancakes with oats were really good. Perfect for Valentine's Day or any given Sunday!
Those look so festive. 🍓

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