Regular pancakes and waffles are out for me since my angioplasty because the nutrition nazi I saw told me nothing with white flour. Salt content also is high in such offerings. But I can have the occasional whole wheat offering, especially if I buy low-fat, low-salt pre-made ones like Van’s whole wheat lite variety.
Butter is out too, but I can go with sugar-free syrup for some flavor. If you go the sugar-free route too, do read the labels. Salt content can vary tremendously in such offerings. I have found Cary’s sugar-free the best choice at home. It has 115 mgs of sodium per quarter cup, which is two ounces. A Jewel store brand lite version, in comparison, has 180 mgs of salt.
Hungary Jack sugar-free syrup has 160 mgs of sodium in a quarter cup. And a variety I’ve been served in restaurants called Maple Maid has 150 mgs of sodium per quarter cup.
Pure maple syrup, by the way, has only 5 mgs of sodium per quarter cup but it has 50 grams of sugar, so anyone who needs to be on a low-sugar diet should avoid that like the plague, sorry.