Healthy Recipe: Cinnamon Orange Pancakes

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55wqb1v9Find yourself skipping breakfast on a regular basis? By depriving yourself in the morning, you could be paying for it all day and may end up overeating later. With this recipe for Cinnamon Orange Pancakes, courtesy of the American Heart Association, you won't want to miss your a.m. meal. Is there anything better than warm pancakes on a blustery February morning? 

(Makes 6 servings)

1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon grated fresh orange zest
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 large egg, or egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg
Vegetable oil spray
Cooking Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the vegetable oil spray. Pour into the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Don't overmix.

Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Remove from the heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray (being careful not to spray near a gas flame).

Using a 1/4-cup measure, pour the batter onto the griddle. (You should have 12 pancakes.) Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tops are bubbly and the edges are dry. Turn over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Photo by rstanek via flickr.

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