Pancakes are quite delicious and also have good nutritional value. These are mostly served at the breakfast time and are especially a favourite amongst the children. A typically prepared pancake which has about 4 inches diameter and weighs 38 grams contains a total of 86 calories. Out of these 86 calories around 44 calories come from carbohydrate, 36 calories come from fat and 6 calories come from protein.
Pancakes also impact your cholesterol level. The cholesterol content in one pancake which is of the same size and weight as above is 22 mg, the sodium content in it is 198 mg. Pancakes also contain traces of various other micronutrients such as iron, calcium, folate, thiamine, selenium, niacin, phosphorus and riboflavin which are essential for performing various functions in the body.
A comparatively bigger pancake having a 6 inches diameter weighing around 77 grams contains around 149 calories out of which 17 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal sized pancake is 1.9 grams of which saturated fat content is 0.4 grams, polyunsaturated fat content is 0.6 gram and monounsaturated fat content is 0.7 grams.
Two large sized pancakes weighing around 232 grams contain approximately 520 calories out of which 126 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of pancake is 14 grams of which 5.9 grams is saturated fat content, 2 grams is polyunsaturated fat content and 5.3 grams is monounsaturated fat content. It contains cholesterol content of 58 mg, sodium content of 1104 mg, protein content of 8.3 grams and total carbohydrate content of 90.9 grams.
Pancakes are as it is quite delicious however many people like to add butter and syrup to these pancakes in order to enhance their taste. Adding both these ingredients certainly add up to the taste of this food item but at the same time also increases its calorie content.