I adore pancakes, but it's hard to make gluten-free, wheat-free, low fat, and enjoyable pancakes. They simply don't exist. My niece and nephew love anything sweet, and frankly, 'healthy' sugar substitutions don't match up.
However, I recently discovered sweet freedom - a natural sweetener made from 100% fruit sugars. Intrigued, I tested this out in a pancake mix I'd been playing around with, and both my niece and nephew loved them. I've used low fat, but natural, soft cream cheese in place of milk or cream, so they're healthy, and still delicious.
Quinoa makes a great substitute for oats or flour. Quinoa flakes in particular, are the perfect addition to this recipe because they puff up gently, add texture, and are naturally high in fibre.
As a grain, quinoa is the only carbohydrate which contains all nine essential proteins, which is why it has been hailed as a 'super grain'. Either way, it's a healthier alternative, and safe for little ones with coelic, or are simply intolerant to wheat.