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)
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)
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?