Home made VS IHOP

This morning, I made pancakes for breakfast. The blog from which I adapted the recipe also included a nutritional facts box, and while nomming on the pancakes, I got the idea of comparing the nutritional content to some standard American pancakes. To be nice, I chose the healthy option at IHOP: their Harvest grain n nut pancakes.

First: the ones I made, last: IHOP.

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Now, a little disclaimer. I must correct the nutritional analysis from the pancakes I made, as I found the serving size to be rather small. I’d say double the serving.
This will leave you with about 5 pancakes (at IHOP I think you get 3). New numbers:
Kcal: 460, fat: 16 g (24%), sodium: 105 mg (4%), carbs 80 g (25%), fiber 14 g (60%), protein 12 g (about 30% for me).

You might say, that well, even after doubling the healthy recipe, the IHOP pancakes have much more protein, and protein is good. Yes, but, relative to their other content, no. Besides, most people get more than enough protein in a day.

I wouldn’t rob you of the recipe, which is adapted from this blog. What is noteworthy, is that they’re gluten free. I personally find that, even though I don’t have celiac disease, that I feel much better if I exclude gluten from my diet. It’s difficult to find anything to eat when you’re out and about if you require it to be both vegan and gluten free though, but I have great expectations for options when I go back to the States over the summer. Anyway, recipe!

Raspberry buckwheat pancakes

2 dl almond milk
1 dl water
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp agave
1 tbsp coconut oil

-> mix and let sit while you make the buckwheat flour!

Put 2 dl rinsed buckwheat in a food processor, process until it’s become flour (can be a little grainy still)
blend with a dash of ground cardamom,
pinch of salt,
1 tsp baking powder,
0.5 tsp baking soda

Add to the wet mix, and lastly add about 1 dl raspberries. Works well if they’re frozen, as it’s hard to fry water.

I served them with apple sauce which was great 🙂

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