Making a large batch of healthy pancakes/waffles from scratch and then freezing it for future FAST breakfast works wonders. Pop them in either the toaster or microwave. You control what goes IN it and what goes ON it. (try one of the sparkrecipes)
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Use WHOLE GRAIN MIXES TO MAKE WAFFLES OR PANCAKES or buy wheat pancakes.Eating a plain waffle can raise blood sugar immediately, so add some nut butter with flaxseeds and/or fruit as the protein from the nuts will cause the sugar to be released gradually. Or simply top your waffle with a soft boiled egg.
When you're baking muffins or quick bread or making waffles or pancakes, you can substitute applesauce (or pear sauce) or mashed ripe banana for a portion of oil. I generally sub 1/2 to 3/4 of the volume for muffins or quick bread, and about half for waffles or pancakes.
For the waffles or pancakes, make sure you've got a good non-stick surface.
Most of us have heard the tip to dip our fork into the salad dressing instead of pouring it on. I have started to use the same trick for syrup on pancakes/waffles and sauces (cheese etc) on vegetables. It gets the taste where you want it, you'll use way less...and your pancakes don't get soggy!!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.