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Nutritious homemade pancake recipe made with Vanilla Ensure® Regular

Easy Pancake Recipe

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  • This easy pancake recipe is nutritious and quick to make — you can even enjoy them on a weekday morning!

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

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    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

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    Ready in 30 minutes or less

  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 20 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 12 pancakes


  • 1 bottle (235 mL) Vanilla Ensure® Regular
  • 250 mL (1 cup) pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) butter, melted
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) water

How to make

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to moisten.
  • Pour batter onto hot, lightly-greased skillet. Turn when bubbles appear and underside of pancakes is golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup, fresh fruits and/or fruit sauce.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 2 pancakes
  • Calories
  • 160
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • Sodium
  • 320 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 22 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 0 g
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • Here are some cooking tips to take your recipe to the next level
  • Tip

  • Add blueberries or banana slices to batter.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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