Date Pancakes: Here’s an interesting twist that makes pancakes healthy! Rather than refined flour, we have used whole wheat flour to make the pancakes, and served them with a stuffing of dates, raisins and nuts.

The stuffing gives a wonderfully succulent mouth-feel and natural sweetness to the whole wheat pancakes, making it a delicacy to savour!

The Dates Pancake is low in salt, and also loaded with nutrients like iron from dates and omega-3 fatty acids from walnuts, which makes it a good dish for those with high blood pressure.

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Makes 6 pancakes

Ingredients

For The Pancakes
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
a pinch of salt
1 tsp low-fat melted butter for greasing and cooking

To Be Mixed Into A Stuffing
1/2 cup chopped dates (khajur)
2 tbsp chopped raisins (kismis)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
a pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

Method

For the pancakes

  1. Combine the whole wheat flour, salt and 1¼ cups of water in a deep bowl and whisk well. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it with a little melted butter.
  3. Pour ¼ cup of the batter over it and cook using very little melted butter till it turns light brown in colour.
  4. Turn the pancake around and cook on the other side as well.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 5 more pancakes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the stuffing into 6 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Place a pancake on a clean dry surface, put a portion of the stuffing on one side of the pancake and fold to make a semi-circle.
  3. Repeat step 2 to stuff 5 more pancakes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Value per pancake % Daily Values
Energy 105 cal 5%
Protein 2.6 g 5%
Carbohydrates 14.8 g 5%
Fiber 1.1 g 4%
Fat 3.9 g 6%
Cholesterol 1.3 mg 0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A 20.3 mcg 0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.6 mg 5%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 4.8 mcg 2%
MINERALS
Calcium 15.7 mg 3%
Iron 1.1 mg 5%
Magnesium 0 mg 0%
Phosphorus 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6.8 mg 0%
Potassium 42.7 mg 1%
Zinc 0.4 mg 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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