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How many calories are in pancakes, benefits, recipes
How many calories are in pancakes, benefits, recipes

Pancakes are an original Russian dish. They have long been prepared from flour in milk, yogurt, whey or water. The high calorie content of pancakes at that time did not cause concern, because people in the old days led an active lifestyle.

This dish is popular today, but given the modern sedentary lifestyle, people try to limit the consumption of high-calorie fried foods.

The benefits and harms of pancakes


For the preparation of pancakes, natural healthy products are used: kefir, milk, whey, eggs, flour, butter or vegetable oil.

  • Eggs contain essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are useful to the human body and help maintain the health of the skeletal system, nails, hair, and skin.
  • Milk is a valuable product for people at any age, except for those for whom it is contraindicated due to allergies or lactose intolerance.

The dish is useful for people who are exhausted and weakened after long-term illnesses, they help active recovery thanks to nutritional value and healthy ingredients.


Features that can negatively affect the health and shape of a person are as follows.

  1. The pancakes are fried in vegetable oil, in which carcinogenic substances are formed.
  2. Flour consists of a large amount of carbohydrates, which significantly increases the calorie content. To reduce it, use rye flour with the addition of oatmeal.

Calorie content of pancakes of different types

The energy value depends on the composition of the food.

The calorie content of kefir is from 30 to 53 kcal per 100 g, depending on its fat content.

Chicken eggs contain 157 kcal per 100 g (1 egg weighs 70 - 80 g).

The most nutritious product for pancakes is flour. Wheat flour is rich in carbohydrates, and there are very few vitamins and microelements in it. It is recommended to knead the dough with the addition of rye flour and oatmeal rich in healthy fiber.

Type of pancakes Calories per 100 grams (kcal)





Pancakes with milk




Kefir pancakes with egg












Zucchini pancakes


Yeast pancakes


Is it possible to eat pancakes while losing weight

You can use pancakes without fear for your weight:

  • in the morning, when the metabolism is most active, - during the daytime, the body will cope with unnecessary excess calories;
  • replacing classic flour pancakes with low-calorie vegetable and fruit pancakes;
  • without overeating or overusing your favorite tasty dish

People who are constantly engaged in active work can not pay attention to how many calories there are in this dish, and use it without fear for their weight, since during the day the body will cope with them.


Below are recipes for popular types of pancakes.

Kefir pancakes


  • Kefir - 500 g;
  • Flour - 300 g;
  • Salt to taste;
  • Soda - 1 tsp


  1. Mix salt with kefir;
  2. Mix baking powder with flour;
  3. Sift flour with baking powder into kefir and stir so that the dough is like thick sour cream;
  4. Fry in vegetable oil in a hot skillet. The fire should be medium. When one side is browned, turn over and watch until the other is browned.

Caloric content - 193, 2 kcal per 100 grams.

On kefir with egg


  • Kefir - 500 g;
  • Flour - 300-350 g;
  • Egg - 1 pc.;
  • Baking powder or soda - 1 tsp;
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Beat the egg, mix with flour and kefir, stirring thoroughly so that there are no lumps;
  2. Add salt, soda, stir;
  3. Fry in vegetable oil until browned.

The calorie content of kefir pancakes with egg is 213 kcal per 100 grams.

Squash pancakes


  • Zucchini - 1 pc.;
  • Egg - 3 pcs.;
  • Flour - 2 tbsp. l.;
  • Garlic - 1 clove;
  • Greens, salt, spices to taste.


  1. Wash, peel, chop dill and garlic;
  2. Mix eggs, peppers, garlic, dill in one bowl;
  3. Add grated zucchini to this mixture;
  4. Pour flour, add salt, stir;
  5. Fry in vegetable oil, serve hot with sour cream.

The calorie content of the dish is 136 kcal per 100 grams.

Pancakes in the old days were a festive dish. After the feasts, the eaters rested and worked so actively that they enjoyed delicious food without fear of overeating and getting fat.

Nowadays, when most people lead a sedentary lifestyle, it is not at all necessary to forget about your favorite dish from childhood, the main thing is to use low-calorie ingredients in cooking and observe the measure when consumed!

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