GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Mix up your weekend brunch with this healthful twist on traditional pancakes.

Savage Hy-Vee dietitian Melissa Bradley, RD, LD will show you how to create delicious Walnut-Whole Wheat Pancakes topped with a Mixed Berry Sauce.

Walnuts contain the highest amount of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids in comparison to any other nut and are packed with protein and fiber to make them a nutrient powerhouse. For more information on heart-healthy products throughout the store, you can contact your local Hy-Vee dietitian.

Walnut-Whole Wheat Pancakes with Mixed Berry Sauce

All you need:

1 cup whole-wheat flour

2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

3 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup plus 2 tbsp milk (and additional milk if needed)

2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

1 tbsp maple syrup

Canola oil (for cooking the pancakes)

All you do:

1. Combine the flour and 1/3 cup of the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until the walnuts are finely ground. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir with a whisk to combine the dry ingredients.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk and beat until blended. Add the applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.

3. Wipe the surface of a nonstick skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, spoon the batter onto it, using about 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake–a 12-inch skillet will hold four pancakes. (If the batter seems too thick, add another 1 – 2 tablespoons of milk.) Sprinkle each pancake with about 1 teaspoon of the remaining chopped walnuts. Cook until the pancakes look dry around the edges and bubbles break on the surface, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook about 1 minute more on the other side.

4. Top your pancakes with the mixed berry sauce instead of traditional maple syrup! (See recipe below)

Recipe adapted from: California Walnuts –

Mixed Berry Sauce

All you need:

1 cup blueberries

1 cup raspberries

1 ½ cups strawberries

2 tbsp honey

All you do:

1. In a blender, puree a ½ cup of blueberries, ½ cup of raspberries and 1 cup sliced strawberries. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds and transfer puree to a medium-sized saucepan.

2. Add 2 tbsp of honey to the puree. Turn heat to medium and bring puree to a boil, stir, then reduce to low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, reserve and keep at room temperature.

3. Add the remainder of the blueberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries to the cooked puree. Stir to combine and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, reserve and keep at room temperature.