Banana Buttermilk Pancakes With Pecans

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Here's a pancake recipe that is the ultimate morning breakfast. With healthy ingredients such as bananas, pecans and vanilla bean it's a gourmet way to start the day. Pancakes sometimes get a bad rap, that's because people think of them as fattening, and unhealthy. But when you use naturally low-fat buttermilk, with some whole grain, mashed banana and nuts, you've got a great breakfast. This pancake recipe a nice change from your usual breakfast, and is sure to be a breakfast food idea you'll love. This banana pancake recipe with pecans calls for all-purpose flour and white whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped pecans, vanilla bean, buttermilk, egg, vegetable oil and some freshly grated nutmeg. For the exact ingredients and the full step by step recipe instructions, you will want to take a look at the View From the Great Island site. For this pancake recipe, you could use regular whole wheat flour or oat flour in place of the white whole wheat flour.

Using pecans in this pancake recipe is a good way to get the added benefits of pecan nutrition. One of the benefits of pecans is you may experience lower cholesterol levels. A high level of cholesterol in the body is one of the causes of cardiovascular ailments that are common. Once high cholesterol is detected a person is put on medication that is used to control the cholesterol levels. Eating pecans on a regular basis may help to balance the cholesterol levels. Pecan nutrition with high monosaturated fat may be prescribed as part of a healthy diet which is low in cholesterol levels to patients or healthy individuals.

Pecan nutrition may also help to control diabetes. Nuts such as pecans may be beneficial in maintaining blood sugar levels especially for people who suffer from diabetes. Diabetes increases the risk of cardiovascular disorders, and therefore it is important to have a healthy diet that has necessary nutrients and minerals. Their consumption is not only recommended for those with diabetic condition but for those aspiring to keep this medical condition at bay. Research suggests that the intake of pecans and other nuts may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Pecans can also help to promote a healthy heart. Health benefits of pecans may include reduced risk of heart-related ailments. Nuts such as pecan have plenty of pecan nutrition such as protein, vitamin E and oxidant properties which help in protecting the heart and reducing the risk of hypertension. Prevent Heart Diseases. Pecans contain constituents like tocopherol that help in inhibiting oxidation of the lipids that exist in the blood which in turn offers protection against heart diseases.

The research was conducted to study the effect of pecan on postprandial antioxidant capacity and catechins and help to decrease LDL oxidation in humans, and the findings suggest that the bioactive composition may contribute to postprandial antioxidant defences. Pecans may also be beneficial in managing weight. It is rich in fats but also contains protein and fiber which may make one feel full for longer duration and thus help in lowering intake of other high-calorie foods. Pecan nutrition may also help to reduce the risk of cancer. Pecans may also help in reducing the risk of cancer. It is rich in phenolic compounds, tannins which are associated with prevention of various diseases including cardiovascular disorders and cancer. You will find this pancake recipe on The View From Great Island site. On the site, you will find main dish food ideas, pancake recipes, cake recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes, beverage recipes and so much more. **

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