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08/11/2014 03:40 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2014

Healthy Pancakes? Yes, Please! Where Do I Sign Up?

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Morning meals are traditionally packed with empty calories. But substitute a few ingredients and you can enjoy the same tastes and textures with fewer carbs, more protein, and just as many pancakes.

My team at Men's Fitness has compiled a list of easy swaps and delicious recipes to help you start your morning off right.

Here's just a taste of the recipes inside the September digital edition of Men's Fitness.

Flourless Pancakes

Makes: 5 large cakes

INGREDIENTS:

2 bananas

4 whole eggs

2 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp coconut oil

Strawberry preserves or strawberries (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend the bananas, eggs, and almond butter to make a batter (you can use a blender on a low setting or mix the ingredients with a fork).
  2. Heat a medium-size skillet on high. Pour in the coconut oil. When it's hot, add the batter to form cakes. Cook until bubbles form and burst and then flip. Cook another minute or until undersides of pancakes are brown.
  3. Plate the pancakes and cover with strawberry preserves or fresh strawberries, if you like. (The pancakes are sweet enough without it.)

NUTRITION:

Per pancake, makes 5 servings
163 calories, 7g protein, 12g carbs, 10g fat

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