Go ahead and serve yourself a stack! These healthy pancake recipes offer fewer calories and less fat than buttermilk flapjacks, with a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Power up your metabolism, regulate your blood sugar, and satisfy your cravings for a sweet and decadent brunch with one of these tasty twists on the traditional pancakes.
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If you're not sure what to do with leftover quinoa, whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes  this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes.
If gluten is off-limits for you, whip up a batch of these wheat-free pancakes  made with almond flour and flaxseed. They're high in protein and fiber but low in sugar.
Apple Ring Oatmeal Pancakes
Slice fresh apples — any variety will work — and dip them in oatmeal pancake batter to make these apple ring pancakes . We're talking more fruit, more fiber, and fewer calories. They're so sweet that no syrup is needed!
Banana Sweet Potato Pancakes With Honey Nut Yogurt
Roasted sweet potatoes mixed into the batter not only add a warm, autumnal orange hue, but also increase the fiber and offer a soft moistness you'll love. Top it off with Greek yogurt sauce to cut down on sugar while upping the protein, and this veggie-filled breakfast  will fill you up and keep your energy high all morning long.
High-Protein Pancakes With Banana Cream Sauce
While Greek yogurt, eggs, and protein smoothies are excellent high-protein breakfast ideas, here's a scrumptious meal that'll offer over twice the amount of protein — almost 30 grams per 378-calorie serving !
Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce
It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to make a sweet pink heart-shaped breakfast. Aside from being low in calories — under 260 — these adorable heart-shaped flapjacks  are made with protein powder. The pancakes are also topped with a Greek yogurt sauce, so the protein punch (almost 20 grams) will keep you energized for a butt-kicking workout later.
Blueberry Banana — and Spinach! — Pancakes With Sweet Cream Sauce
If you're into throwing greens into your fruit smoothie, then you'll love this recipe that adds spinach to your pancakes . Although the greens add a slightly teal earthy hue, they also add fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.
Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Pancakes With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt
Save calories by topping these mixed berry pancakes  with maple cinnamon Greek yogurt.
Protein Coconut Flour Berry Pancakes
These protein coconut flour berry pancakes  are naturally sweet and satisfying.
Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes
Made with the goodness of quinoa , Greek yogurt, and egg whites, this scrumptious recipe is one to check out.
Whole Wheat Vanilla Strawberry Pancakes
Made with whole wheat flour and nonfat milk, these vanilla strawberry pancakes  are delicious, moist, and fluffy!
Fall flavors never tasted so good! This recipe for pumpkin pancakes  is hearty and healthy, not to mention tasty!
Basic Yet Brilliant Vegan Pancakes
We take the milk and eggs out of this recipe, but these vegan pancakes  still stack up against a batch of buttermilk ones.
Banana Almond Oatmeal Pancakes
Here's a whole wheat pancake recipe  that includes hearty and fiber-rich oats and fresh bananas.
Whole Wheat Cinnamon Pancakes
Skip the all-purpose flour and go with this whole wheat pancake  recipe. It's made with cinnamon for flavor and because it can temper the blood-sugar surge that follows a sweet treat.