February 27th is National Strawberry Day. To honor this yummy occasion, we teamed up with the LSU Ag Center to prepare healthy-ish strawberry pancakes for our patients. See their recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • Mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

Stir baking powder into the yogurt. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix with a whisk. Add the flour and mix to combine. Stir in oats and strawberries.

Heat a frying pan. Melt some butter in pan so pancakes do not stick (repeat for each pancake). Pour part of the batter and spread it with a spoon. Cook over medium heat until you bubbles on the surface. Flip pancake and cook for another minute or so until browned.

Makes 10 3-4″ diameter pancakes.

DID YOU KNOW:

Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, fibers, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals. They can also help regulate your blood sugar and protect against heart disease and cancer. 1 cup of strawberries provides 113% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Tip: Add them to yogurt, a smoothie, a salad, or a few slices in your water.