30 Aug 2023

Foods For Hair Growth: American Pancakes With Berries And Maple Syrup

Pancakes topped with a medley of vibrant berries with a generous covering of rich maple syrup are an iconic and utterly delicious American breakfast classic. But indulging in a plate isn’t just a wonderful treat for your taste buds – it’s got awesome benefits for your hair health and your scalp as well! Join us as we discover why pancakes with berries and maple syrup pack such a great health punch. And you’ll find a super-easy recipe below too!


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The foundation of this breakfast hair health bonanza, pancakes are packed with benefits. Eggs are a brilliant source of biotin, a B vitamin that helps drive the production of keratin, the protein that forms the main core of our hair strands. Meanwhile, the carbohydrates in breakfast pancakes provide your body with a major energy boost to start your day. Sustained energy levels are crucial to maintain cell health in our bodies, and this includes the cells in your hair and scalp.


Berries are crammed full of key hair vitamins such as C and E. C’s essential in the production of collagen, the main component of connective tissue in the body. Collagen promotes hair strength and elasticity. Meanwhile, vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect cells against damage from free radicals, unstable molecules linked to premature aging of hair and brittleness as well as a host of other conditions!

Maple Syrup

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 I know what you’re thinking; nothing that rich and sweet could be good for us, right? Happily, that’s wrong – when you add maple syrup to pancakes and berries, you get more than sweetness. Maple syrup contains two essential minerals: zinc and manganese. Zinc is an important ingredient in helping regulate oil production in the scalp, while manganese plays a key role in the development of connective tissues. So, when you ooze on the syrup, you’re giving your hair and scalp health a shot in the arm.

When you treat yourself to this classic American breakfast staple, get rid of the guilt and think of the wonders this scrumptious combo is working for your hair health. And without any further ado, here’s a brilliant vegan recipe for fluffy American pancakes, loaded with berries and maple syrup!

Recipe - To Make 6 Pancakes In 15 Minutes


150g self raising flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp brown sugar

200ml plant based milk

Coconut oil for cooking


Sieve flour into a bowl and stir in brown sugar and baking powder.

Gently add the milk and whisk together until you have a smooth, wet batter.

Heat coconut oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat and spoon in the mixture. Cook for a couple of minutes until the bottom is set and bubbles begin to appear.

Flip over and cook for another few minutes until the pancake has risen and is golden and fluffy. Serve the pancakes with berries and maple syrup. ENJOY!

Final Thoughts

Including these amazing fluffy pancakes with fresh berries and real maple syrup is a delicious way to support your hair health. But remember that these benefits are best experienced as part of a balanced diet.


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