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Growing up I remember loving the mornings  when I would wake up to the smell of fresh pancakes from the kitchen.  This past weekend after the passing of my grandfather I spent time home in Cleveland with my family.  We talked about the past, memories from growing up, and how certain foods make us reflect on old experiences.  Pancakes were always the breakfast or brunch tradition for any holiday or on a weekend where we weren’t running off to church or soccer practice.  Now that I’m older I love meal prepping breakfast foods such as better for you pancakes for my husband and I to eat throughout the week with our morning coffee before work.  In my opinion nothing pairs better than a sweet breakfast and a good cup of coffee.  This pancake recipe is made better for you from my Grandma’s recipe with a few simple ingredient swaps.

Better For You Pancakes made with simply pure vanilla coffee creamer and other healthy ingredient swaps

Simply Pure Vanilla and Caramel Coffee Creamers

I used a special key ingredient, Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer purchased from Walmart in the milk and dairy section to slightly sweeten the pancake batter.  Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer is made with only five simple ingredients and have no artificial flavors or colors.  So I feel good using it to make my morning coffee more flavorful and loved the idea of using it in a recipe.  Just one tablespoon of creamer added to the pancake batter really gives them the perfect amount of sweetness.

Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer

I use whole wheat flour for the added fiber and nutrients.  I highly suggest sifting the dry ingredients together because it helps break up the flour.  To make the recipe better for you and lower in fat I also replaced oil with yogurt.  I often double or triple the recipe so we can easily warm up a quick breakfast during the busy work week.  And you better believe my husband and I never forget our morning coffee as well.  We both work long days and between work, workouts, cooking, and things around the house, coffee is used to fuel most of our activities.

Simply Pure Vanilla and Caramel Coffee Creamers

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A better for you pancake recipe to enjoy for weekend brunch that pairs perfectly with your morning coffee.
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla or plain greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the coffee creamer, milk, egg, and yogurt then add to the dry ingredients mix and whisk to combine.
  3. Heat griddle or pan to medium heat with a little oil or butter.
  4. Add ½ cup of batter. Flip once bubbles begin to pop.
  5. Top with maple syrup, fruit, or nut butter.
  6. Enjoy while sipping on a cup of coffee with Simply Pure Vanilla or Caramel Coffee Creamers.

Better For You Pancakes made with simply pure vanilla coffee creamer and other healthy ingredient swaps

Find Simply Pure Vanilla and Caramel Coffee Creamers at your local Walmart to sweeten your favorite breakfast dish and your morning coffee with simple ingredients that do not lack flavor.

Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Linking up with Meghan for Weekend Highlights and Estherhttp://www.thefitfoodiemama.com Farrah,  and Jess for Foodie Fridays.  And you can find more Better For You Recipe here.

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20 Comments on Better For You Pancakes

  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    April 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm (6 months ago)

    Sorry to hear about our grandfather! I’m glad you got some quality time with your family. Those pancakes look perfect. I’d have never thought to use creamer! My childhood memories are all about French toast on crappy white bread. My mom made it ALL the time.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:21 pm (6 months ago)

      Yes we had french toast on crappy white bread too! lol. But it was so delicious!

      Reply
  2. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    April 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm (6 months ago)

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. It was good that you were able to come back to Cleveland to be with the family.

    These pancakes look delicious and I’m super impressed with the idea to add coffee creamer to the recipe. Well played.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Meghan and I know I figured I have added maple syrup, why not coffee creamer if it’s just cream and some sugar.

      Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Kelli! It was fun experimenting!

      Reply
  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    April 25, 2017 at 12:37 am (6 months ago)

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather <3 These look very delicious! Although I use dairy-free creamer, I always love to add a bit to french toast batter or pancake batter for extra flavor.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm (6 months ago)

      Yes, so glad I’m not the only one who thought this was a genius idea.

      Reply
  4. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    April 25, 2017 at 1:39 am (6 months ago)

    Hi Patricia! Sorry about your grandpa. 🙁 But having a comforting food tradition is always a good idea. I’ve never thought of sweetening pancakes in this way. So clever! Looks yummy!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Ashley, my grandpa loved food (I wonder where I get it from) so it only seemed appropriate to make delicious meals all weekend =)

      Reply
  5. Emily
    April 25, 2017 at 3:56 am (6 months ago)

    Our family loves fluffy pancakes. I’m so thankful you used this as a way to reflect and honor him. <3

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm (6 months ago)

      Aren’t pancakes the greatest family tradition?

      Reply
  6. Deli posts
    April 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm (6 months ago)

    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfatherd. These look amazing I am def going to make these someday!!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm (6 months ago)

      I hope you do! =)

      Reply
  7. Annmarie
    April 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm (6 months ago)

    These actually look quite delicious – I bet my hubby would love them! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing 🙂

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      April 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm (6 months ago)

      Can never go wrong with pancakes right! 😉

      Reply
  8. Farrah
    May 1, 2017 at 3:15 am (6 months ago)

    Yay! Great minds think alike–I love pancakes! 😛 That’s awesome that you used some creamer to make em’!!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm (6 months ago)

      Pancakes are the best weekend food right!

      Reply
  9. Paul
    May 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm (6 months ago)

    So sorry about your grandfather 🙁

    But these pancakes look like they would make for great comfort food.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks Paul and they are delicious!

      Reply

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