Honey has been all the rage for thousands of years, but what can this sweet nectar actually bring to the table? Greeks, Romans and Egyptians have all used honey to repair imbalances in the body, treat burns and wounds, and as a sleep aid on those hot Mediterranean nights. Even today, honey is an important ingredient that shouldn’t be overlooked. Check out these 3 reasons why you should cook with this golden ingredient:
- Antioxidant-Enriched. Loaded with these natural regulators, honey can give you the antioxidants that may reduce risks for cancer and other damage throughout your body.
- Natural Sugars. The natural glucose can give your body that quick boost of energy in the morning or right before that late night workout.
- Allergy Alleviation. Consuming locally harvested honey can help trigger your body’s natural immunization to allergies you face every day.
Honey has truly stood the test of time, and now it's time bring this “liquid gold” into your kitchen with these delicious oatmeal honey pancakes!
Recipe: Oatmeal Honey Pancakes with Blueberries
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or as desired
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or as needed
- Chop oats in a blender or food processor until they are the consistency of flour. Combine ground oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Whisk together eggs, honey, almond milk, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Stir oat mixture into egg mixture until batter is well mixed. Then add blueberries or any other desired fresh fruit.
- Heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil on a griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, around 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.
345 calories, 10.1 g total fat, 93 mg cholesterol, 401 mg sodium, 57.4 g total carbs, 5.4 g dietary fiber, 8.9 g protein
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