Whether it’s the promise of pancakes or the actually serving of them, applesauce pancakes are hard to resist.
Don’t believe me? History shows that the ancient Greeks and Romans ate them sweetened with honey, while the Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples. They were even served on Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, a day of feasting and partying before the beginning of Lent.
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That said, if you are diabetic or trying to eat right, the prospect of sugary pancakes topped with syrup is daunting at best. Even more startling is fact that 1 in every 17 Kenyans has, says World Health Organisation.
The first Global Report on Diabetes released this year, indicated that the prevalence of diabetes in Kenya has more than doubled in the last three decades. Being overweight and obese are some of the factors behind the increase, thus the need for interventions to promote healthy lifestyles.
However there is hope. This sugar-free Applesauce pancake recipe by Healthy U is perfect for you if you’re diabetic or simply just eating right.
What you need:
- ¼ cup of applesauce
NB– According to the science of eating, a cup serving of unsweetened applesauce provides about 100 calories and 2.7 grams of fiber, or 11 percent of the daily value. It’s an especially good source of soluble fiber, the type that dissolves into a gel-like substance and helps maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
- I cup of flour
- I tablespoon of baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons of toasted wheat germ
- I cup of almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, toasted wheat germ in a bowl.
Then make a well/ whole in the middle and add the almond milk, applesauce, coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
Heat a pan with a dash of cooking oil and cook the pancakes. Serve with fresh fruit and organic maple syrup.