Purify with Pancakes

With all of nature’s bounty from which to choose ingredients, preparing food that purifies and detoxifies your body should be an ongoing delightful adventure. If you do the main part of your shopping in the produce aisle, buying fruits, vegetables and whole grains and keeping packaged foods to a minimum, you’re on the right path. Here is a scrumptious recipe to get you started.

Breakfast Apple Pancakes
These ginger-spiced pancakes are terrific, and they’re ready in just 20 minutes.

2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup unbleached flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
3/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 apple, shredded

1. Coat a large, non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

2. In a blender or food processor, pulse the whole wheat and unbleached flours, cornmeal, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, yogurt, egg substitute, honey and oil until just combined. By hand, stir the apple into the batter.

3. For each pancake, spoon 2 or 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the skillet. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

These pancakes are good for digestion, improving liver function and colon health. Apples contain pectin, a kind of water-soluble fiber that sweeps the intestines clean of toxins. Whole wheat flour and cornmeal are also rich in fiber.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving: 137 calories, 5 g protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

Adapted from The Purification Plan: Clear Your Body of the Toxins That Contribute to Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Chronic Illness from the Editors of Rodale Health Books (Rodale, 2005).


Lynn C.
Lynn C5 years ago

Made with real ingredients (no substitute eggs - read the ingredients for them!) and cooked in some kind of nontoxic cooking pan, this sounds like a good recipe.

Why do you recommend those coated pans? Many warnings out about the coating being poisonous, especially when cooking at higher heats.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

J.L. A.
JL A6 years ago


Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley6 years ago

Thanks for yet another great recipe!

LM Sunshine
James Merit6 years ago

yum, thank you!

Kamryn M.
Kay M6 years ago

sounds good. i may have to try all these pancake recipes.

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham6 years ago

LOOVE this article :)

Joan Mcallister
6 years ago

They sound good to me Thanks

Melinda K.
Past Member 6 years ago

and I guarantee you the 3/4 cup of egg substitute is some weird unnatural manufactured quasi food that will actually toxify your body!

Melinda K.
Past Member 6 years ago

there is nothing in this recipe that is purifying or cleansing for the liver, as claimed. A whole fresh apple does contribute pectin which is detoxifying, but some apple hidden in a big partiatlly white flour pancake does not make a detox food!