Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oat Whole Wheat Pancakes

I look forward to breakfast every day because I like to start my day off with a yummy meal. One of my favorite things to make during the week is pancakes! It seems like I'm having dessert for breakfast and it's a nice indulgence a few times a week. 

I can't have a normal pancake for breakfast because I find myself hungry soon after. Protein fills me up longer than carbohydrates so I love the addition of oats in this recipe. It's such a power food to me because it has a huge list of benefits including: helps keep our heart healthy, lowers cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar, and enhances our immune response to infection. It adds fiber, nutrients (manganese, selenium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, zinc), and whole grains to my daily diet. 

Every 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats has 150 calories, 3 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 2 g unsaturated), 4 g dietary fiber, and 5 g of protein. 


Oat Whole Wheat Pancakes (Makes about 8 pancakes)
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Skim Milk (give or take depending on how the consistently looks)
1 Egg

Optional Ingredients
Chocolate Chips, Blueberries, Dried Fruit, Nuts, Cinnamon, Flax Seed, Bran

1.) Blend the oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a food processor
2.) In a mixing bowl, beat egg and incorporate milk
3.) Mix in dry ingredients and whatever additional ingredient you want 
4.) Allow mixture to sit for at least 5 minutes and check the consistency. Add a dash more flour or milk depending on how it looks
5.) Heat a pan on medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray
6.) Pour batter (approximately 1/3 cup each pancake) on pan 
7.) Cook about 1-2 minutes on each side or until you see the sides pull away slightly
8.) Top with syrup, jam or fresh fruit

Do you eat oats? How do you eat it? 

I've never eaten oatmeal but I'm willing to try it out!
What's your favorite way to make oatmeal? 

9 comments:

  1. I might have to try this! I have never had whole wheat pancakes and I'm like you... I'm always hungry again shortly after.

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  2. You've never eaten oatmeal???? I eat a bowl a day.

    Here's my staple bowl:

    1/2 cup of dry oats makes a LOT, so I like to use

    1/3 cup of old-fashioned oats
    2/3 cup water
    1 banana, chopped (divided)
    dash of salt

    Nuke the oats, water, and 1/2 the chopped bananaw for 3-4 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn't overflow. Stir well and sweeten with a teaspoon or so of sugar or stevia (the banana makes it fairly sweet). Add the other half of the chopped banana on top, sprinkle with some fresh berries, a dollop of peanut butter, and a splash of milk.

    The blog "Fit Foodie Finds" has some GREAT oatmeal recipes and ideas.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I might try this soon. Btw, I love your blog, I'm a new follower. I do eat oatmeal, I cook it 5 minutes in a deep pan, add milk and sugar. Garnish with fruits, raisins and nuts when served, yum!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe and I have to try it out.

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  5. delicious pancake... my daughter love pancake too

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  6. those look delish. I don't usually have time in the morning before the babies wake up to make pancakes. Maybe I will try to prepare the mix the night before to cut down on some of the prep time.

    You read my blog, so you know I love oatmeal. I make it with cinnamon, raisins and a touch of vanilla extract. Yum!

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  7. They look delicious :)

    I hate oatmeal, I've tried a million ways but I just can't take the texture after a while!

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  8. Those look so good!! I will have to try them! I make oatmeal all the time, but I add a tablespoon of peanut butter to it. It adds some protein and healthy fats, it keeps me full for so much longer, and it makes my plain oatmeal taste really good. Oh, and it melts into the hot oatmeal. I add a chopped apple and enjoy :)

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  9. hi, i stumbled on your blog and would definately try this out... i personally do not like oatmeal.. as i get tired after a while, so what i do is, whatever cereal i'm having, i add extra oats to it to increase the fibre level

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