I’ve mentioned before of certain ways to make your favorite foods in a healthier fashion, and this is another way to do so! I can name so many recipes that use oil as a main ingredient. In fact every person I know has oil stocked in their cupboards because of how often they use it. We make some great things with oil whether we are frying some chicken legs or making a birthday cake. How can you make it healthier? Try using soy oil, a healthier alternative to many oils on the market today.
Did you know Soybean oil has the following better-for-you health benefits:
- 0g trans fats per serving.
- Great source of Omega-3’s, which help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
- Great source of Vitamin E, which helps prevent cell damage that can lead to cancer and heart disease.
- Contains unsaturated fats which can lower cholesterol levels when replacing saturated fats.
I’m all about making changes that help us enjoy our favorite foods while being healthier.
You may also already be using Soybean oil. Nearly 100% of oils labeled ‘vegetable oil’ are actually soybean oil, check the labels of the oils you have on hand…you may already be making healthier foods for your family. Are you ready to see what I made with my soy oil?
I made the Wholesome Soy Berry Pancakes Recipe but tweaked it just a smidge:
Wholesome Soy Triple Berry Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cup White whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal, quick cooking
- 2 tablespoons Baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup Vanilla or plain soymilk (I used Vanilla)
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons Brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons Soybean oil (often labeled “vegetable oil”)
- 4 cups Fresh blueberries, divided
- Maple syrup (optional)
- Combine flour, oatmeal and baking powder in medium bowl. Whisk soymilk, eggs, brown sugar and soybean oil in large bowl until blended.
- Add flour mixture to soymilk mixture; stir just until blended. Stir in 2 cups berries.
- Heat large skillet over medium heat; brush lightly with soybean oil.
- Pour 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet; cook until bubbles begin to burst. Turn and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with remaining berries and maple syrup, if desired.
The recipe calls for blueberries, but I used frozen organic berries (which had blueberries in it, so I didn’t stray too far.) It was great, I would recommend putting the berries on your pancake after you put the batter on your skillet so you don’t discolor your batter like I did.
Zoey had been eating these pancakes all day, this recipe makes quite a large batch and could feed a family of 5 easily.
I’m convinced that using Soy is a good move for my family, so I’m 100% ready to make the complete transition to soy oil.It will start saving me money as well, because going soy doesn’t break the bank…it costs on average a tenth of the price of other competing oils.
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and the United Soybean Board. However, all opinions expressed are my own.