The easiest way to make recipes healthier is to swap all purpose flour in your daily recipes with oats flour, millets, quinoa or even whole wheat. Don't try to swap out completely as there will be a change in taste. If the recipe calls or 2 cups all purpose, start with replacing half of it with a healthier alternate.
I have used homemade oat flour. You can also make quinoa and millet flour the same way.
Oat flour recipe:
1 cup whole oats
Spread it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Warm it in a preheated oven at 200 F, for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool. Pulse it in a food processor until the flour is fine in texture. You may also use a coffee grinder for this. Store the flour in an air tight container, metal or glass preferably.
Yields 12 pancakes
- 1 and 1/2 cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 2 Tbsp white sugar or 1 tsp Stevia
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Berries, butter and maple syrup for garnish
- Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- In another bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk well.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet. Combine and set to rest for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, place a griddle on medium heat.
- Smear butter on the pan and let it foam. Pour a ladle full of batter.
- Let it cook until it is full of bubbles. Flip and let cook. Devour with maple syrup, butter and berries. Enjoy!