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Healthy recipes for Better Breakfast Month

Friday, September 1, 2017

By: Melissa Barth


Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? The facts say yes, if your breakfast is healthy.

 

Eating a healthy breakfast helps adults get more vitamins and minerals, control their weight and perform better at work. It’s also good for children. They’ll get their daily nutrient requirements, maintain a healthy weight and have better concentration.

 

Kids are sure to love these pancake and French toast recipes before they head to school in the morning during September, which is Better Breakfast Month.

 

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

Ingredients

1½ cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups buttermilk

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon butter, melted

¼ cup peanut butter, heated until thin

2 bananas, mashed

½ cup maple syrup

Jam, optional

 

Directions

  1. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, butter.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and bananas.
  4. Heat greased griddle on medium-low. Pour 3 tablespoons of batter onto griddle for each pancake.
  5. Cook until golden brown – about 3 minutes a side.

 

Source: Health Magazine

 

 

Healthy French Toast

 

Ingredients

2 large egg whites

1 large egg

¾ cup low-fat (1 percent) milk

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons butter or trans-fat-free margarine

8 slices firm, whole-wheat bread

 

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Beat the egg whites, egg, milk, salt, and vanilla with a whisk until blended.
  3. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1 teaspoon butter or margarine on medium heat.
  4. Dip bread slices, one at a time, in the egg mixture. Coat both sides well.
  5. Place 3 or 4 slices in the skillet. Flip and cook until lightly browned on each side. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes a side.
  6. Repeat with remaining butter or margarine, bread slices, and egg mixture.
  7. Top with fruit, if desired.

 

Source: Food Network, courtesy of Cooking Channel

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