Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

These delicious Funfetti Pancakes are secretly healthy and all natural!  You’d never know these sweet, buttery and tender pancakes are low sugar, high fiber, high protein and gluten free!

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I had to make FOUR batches of these pancakes in order to finally make it to this glorious recipe, but it was SO so worth it.

The first batch was really tender but it had no structure.  With a little drizzle of pure maple syrup, the pancakes nearly disintegrated into moist crumbs with every forkful.  Absolutely delicious, but way too delicate for when you’re ravenous in the morning.

The second batch was just as tasty as the previous one but it was super gooey in the middle, despite being cooked for what seemed like forever.

The third batch was still a little too moist in the center and I accidentally overcooked (aka burned) half of them.  Oops!

Finally, the fourth batch came along.  While these pancakes aren’t as thick and puffy as I usually like my pancakes, they have the perfect texture and perfect flavor.  The pancakes are soft and tender but don’t fall apart like my first trial did.  The pancakes are moist but not overly moist like the second and third trials.  The pancakes are sweet and rich and oh so buttery, it’s hard to believe they’re all natural, low sugar, high protein and gluten free!  I’m still convinced someone snuck some butter and sugar into the batter when I wasn’t looking…

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Unlike the typical Funfetti Pancake recipe out there, this recipe contains no trans fats, no artificial food coloring, no artificial flavorings, no white sugar and no bleached white flour, yet it tastes just as delicious…  if not better!

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (gluten free and all natural)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: makes 10-12 pancakes

Serving Size: 5-6 pancakes

Calories per serving: 200

Fat per serving: 7g

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (gluten free and all natural)

Delicious Funfetti Pancakes made HEALTHY and all natural. Low sugar, high fiber, high protein and gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 123g (1/2 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 Large Eggs (preferably organic)
  • 2 Large Egg Whites (...)
  • 5 packets Truvia (or packeted sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Butter Extract
  • 28g (1/4 cup) Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Homemade Metamucil
  • 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs Natural Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Spray a nonstick pancake pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, almond milk, eggs, egg whites, truvia and extracts.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, metamucil, baking powder and salt. Keep the sprinkles on the side for sprinkling onto the pancakes.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan and top with some sprinkles. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and edges appear dry.
  5. Flip and cook for about a minute. Place the pancake on a plate and continue cooking until all batter is used up.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh strawberries, raspberries, healthy whipped cream (be careful, some brands contain hydrogenated oils... I used Soyatoo Rice Whip) and more natural rainbow sprinkles!

Notes

This recipe is: low sugar, high fiber, high protein and gluten free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-funfetti-pancakes/

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Here is a nutrition label comparison between my healthy pancake recipe with Betty Crocker’s unhealthy recipe:

nutrition label Unhealthy Pancakes Betty Crocker  Healthy Homemade Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) nutrition label - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Wow, Betty Crocker’s recipe contains 2g of deadly trans fats per serving!!  Oh, and 25g of sugar.

No thanks, I’d rather have my Healthy Funfetti Pancakes — healthy fats, complex carbs, lots of fiber and a ton of protein.  This is the kind of breakfast we can feel good about indulging in  :D

Healthy Funfetti Pancakes (all natural) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

You can always count on a stack of (healthy) pancakes for a super fast and filling, energizing breakfast.

Or dessert…  or lunch…  or dinner  ;-)

Labels: Applesauce, Breakfast, Coconut-Flour, Egg-Whites, Eggs, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Nutrition-Label

Comments (8)

  1. These look delicious! I have seen recipes like this on Pinterest, but the ingredients in them are always horrible!! Great job recreating this for a healthy version! This sounds like a great Sunday breakfast tomorrow. :)

  2. dessertswithbenefits: March 9, 2014

    Awww thanks Annie!! Hope you like/love/ADORE these pancakes :)
    -Jess

  3. NomNomSatFats: March 10, 2014

    So I noticed that you’re food is “low sugar, low fat,” and you expressed your frustration about finding “healthy” recipes that “aren’t healthy cause they’re either low in sugar and high in fat or high in sugar or low in fat.” And this website is full of recipies that are low sugar AND low fat. Just to give your “fat zone” a buffer, fat, ESPECIALY saturated, is not bad, but good, good, good. REALLY good. If skeptical about my info, please lookup the detoxinista.com, wellnessmama.com, and Mark’s Daily Apple. You can look on their websites for how fat is GOOD. I love eating a ton of fat and I’m not fat at all….RESEARCH IT!

  4. dessertswithbenefits: March 10, 2014

    NomNomSatFats-
    Trust me, I have no issue with fat! :) Healthy fats are extremely beneficial/REQUIRED for the human body. I don’t believe that anyone should omit fat from their diets or go on a restrictive low fat diet (unless you have been diagnosed with specific medical issues or have had your gallbladder removed or something). Eating fat-free or low-fat is not what this blog is all about — it’s about finding balance and eating in moderation. Personally, I like to make recipes on the low-fat side because I like to top my desserts and baked goods with higher-fat toppings (like peanut butter on a single-serving muffin, frosting on a low-fat cupcake, etc). Just like how it’s not good to eat too little fat, it’s not good to eat too much fat. When you top high-calorie/high-fat foods with high-calorie/high-fat foods, it adds up. I try to make my recipes suitable for everyone — those who are trying to lose, maintain or gain weight. It’s easy to make a high calorie dessert by adding some extra toppings (I have a pretty high metabolism, so this is what I do most of the time), but it’s hard to make a high-calorie dessert low in calories. I struck a balance between the two by just making low calorie desserts, and if you want/need extra calories/fat, add some chocolate chips, add some peanut butter, add some pure maple syrup, etc.
    Thank you for the comment, but please know that I have nothing against fat, and I sure hope no one else does either! The only problems I have, really, are with trans-fats/hydrogenated oils and genetically modified refined white sugar :)
    -Jess

  5. Wooow: June 9, 2014

    Now I know what to eat for breakfast:D

  6. dessertswithbenefits: June 11, 2014

    Wooow-
    Haha, we’re in this together then!! ;)
    -Jess

  7. Inez: June 24, 2014

    I have tried many a protein pancake recipes, and the majority of them haven’t cooked well at all or they were just awful tasting. But THESE, these are the ULTIMATE pancakes. The right consistency, flavor.. everything. I will definitely make these again.
    Thank you for coming up with amazing recipes!

  8. dessertswithbenefits: June 24, 2014

    Inez-
    YESSS! SUCCESS!!!! I’m so glad you liked the recipe :)
    That’s too bad that some other pancake recipes didn’t work out. That’s exactly what happened to me when I was testing out THIS recipe… they were like mush in the center, no matter how long I cooked them… odd.
    Anyways, thanks for making the Funfetti Pancakes and letting me know how they turned out! :)
    -Jess

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