By: EatingWell User
Right on. Real Maple Syrup has much lower glycemic index, and moderation / sparingly is the key. We are all healthier when we stay away from processed foods and eat more "real" foods. A tablespoon of whipped cream is pretty minor. A cup or two of whipped cream could be a disaster. I'm happy to see more and more whole grain pancake and waffle recipes. Thirty-five years ago, I fed my kids pancakes from the book "Feed Me, I'm Yours" by Vicky Lansky. Terrific recipe, whole wheat flour, soy flour, corn meal, old fashioned oats, buttermilk or sour milk, powdered milk and other really good stuff. One was a meal. We topped them with fresh fruit that we processed with a hand crank baby food grinder. Fruit sauce. Sometimes a sprinkle of our own hickory nuts or black walnuts. Some of us can be healthy and loose weight with pancakes every day, but for some, they will be occasional and a treat. These are yummy and satisfying.