3 Healthy Flapjack Recipes

Food & Lifestyle    February 10, 2015    0

Regardless how much time you spend in the gym, it is almost impossible to get results if you have a poor diet.  This is one of the major pitfalls when people are trying to reach their fitness goals – all of the work and planning goes into the workout and the unhealthy foods prevent the positive results.

Fortunately, you don’t have to avoid foods that you love in order to get in the best shape of your life.  In fact, with a few unique twists on some old favorites you can start to see results quickly without feeling as though you are sacrificing when it comes to eating.

Flapjacks for Tight Schedules

You probably already felt pressed for time before you started your new healthy lifestyle – now you’ve added 30-45 minutes in the gym and an extra shower to your busy day.  You might think that making a healthy breakfast would be impossible – that is where this lighting fast recipe comes into play:


  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ of maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1.  Combine butter, sugar and syrup in microwave safe bowl and cook on high until melted (1-2 minutes)
  2.  Allow mixture to cool and mix in remaining ingredients (beat eggs prior to adding)
  3.  Spread ½ of batter into greased microwave safe dish and cook on high for 4-5 minutes.
  4.  Allow to cool, cut and enjoy

These tasty flapjacks feature just a few ingredients and all of the cooking takes place in the microwave.  The entire dish takes less than 20 minutes to prepare from start to finish and with no need for pans or separate mixing equipment, there is a lot less clean up.   


Flapjacks for Heart Health

You probably wouldn’t equate eating flapjacks of any variety with a heart healthy diet – but with whole wheat flower, low fat milk and strawberries as the primary form of sweetener, this simple recipe fits that bill:


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup strawberries


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl
  2. Combine milk, egg and oil into separate bowl and mix thoroughly
  3. Blend wet and dry ingredients until all dry ingredients are moist
  4. Cook in skillet over medium heat until browned on both side, top with sliced strawberries and enjoy.

Oats help keep you feeling full and deliver sustained energy to help get you through your day.  You also get additional dietary fiber and plenty of vitamins (particularly vitamin C) from the strawberries which makes this recipe a very well rounded breakfast.

Muscle Building Flapjacks

If your focus is on building muscle while you improve your health you’ll want to boost your protein intake.  While flapjacks aren’t usually on the list of top protein foods, this power packed recipe that features a few tasty twists can up your daily protein:


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ flax seeds
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly
  2. Combine honey and oil in bowl and heat until melted (microwave is fine)
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients until dry mix is moist
  4. Pour mixture into greased baking pan (press down until even) and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes
  5. Allow to cool, cut and serve

11008074_1549739631969658_694143327_nThis recipe features oats (high in protein on their own), but kicks the muscle building potential up a few notches with protein powder and flax seeds (which are high in protein and healthy fats).  If you have been struggling to make positive strides because you can’t seem to consume enough protein during the day (at least a half a gram of protein per pound of bodyweight per day when trying to build muscle) this recipe just might get you over the hump.

Eating right doesn’t have to be a monumental challenge – and it certainly doesn’t have to be boring.  Find new and unique takes on some classics or seek out completely new simple and healthy recipes to help you power your way to your health and fitness goals.

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