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Heart Healthy Valentines Day Pancakes

Jackie WinklerComment

Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with flowers, chocolates and sweets. What better way to show someone you love them than with treats, right? I am the first to admit I haven't been able to avoid the indulgence of sweets during this time. This recipe calls for better quality ingredients that overall will satisfy your cravings but also substitute "healthier" alternatives that are better for one's health. 

Whether you are taking the time to indulge in some self-care for Valentines Day or with a loved one, make sure to spread some love and get your day off on the right foot with these pancakes!

Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted then cooled
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 C fresh or frozen strawberries, quartered and sliced (thaw if using frozen)

Directions

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, eggs, butter, and almond extract. Combine with dry ingredients. A thick dough should form.

Let batter sit for about 5 minutes and heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

When skillet is ready, scoop 1/4 – 1/2 C of batter at a time and cook pancakes 4-5 minutes per side. You’ll know they are ready to be flipped when the outside edges begin to bubble. Be careful not to burn.

**I added a dash of red food coloring to make these beautiful pink pancakes!*

Serve with strawberries or other berries of choice!

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