Sunday Around the Table: Low Calorie Oatmeal Pancakes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yes, I know last week was a Gluten Free recipe, and this week is "Low Cal." I'm not a health nut (I wish I was), but I have a massive sweet tooth, so I love anytime I find a healthier alternative to junk food. Recently, I stumbled upon a pancake recipe from the Biggest Loser. My In-Laws have been making a similar pancake for years, so the recipe didn't sound too crazy to me. This recipe omits egg yolks which are high in cholesterol and it doesn't call for flour (less carbs!). Instead, the rolled oats help lower cholesterol, and they are high in fiber! The Egg whites and cottage cheese are high in protein too! Don't let the health benefits scare you, these cakes are delicious!! They are probably the best pancake I've ever had and I will not be eating the old fashion ones ever again!! If you want to get crazy, you can even put the batter in the waffle maker.



In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth (I use the Magic Bullet, it's much easier to clean than the blender). Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each pancake pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip when they start to bubble and cook until golden brown on both sides. Makes about 10 pancakes.

Number of Servings: 3

Nutritional Info Per Serving:
181 Calories, 2.7g Fat, 10mg Cholesterol, 361mg Sodium, 20g Carbs, 2.8g Fiber

I didn't change anything from the original recipe, but there are a lot of variations you can do. My In-laws do not blend the batter, so if you like it chunky that's one less step! They also add raisins and nutmeg to their batter. I want to try it with some blueberries, bananas, strawberries, or even chocolate chips! The recipe is great on it's own, but there are a ton of ways to switch it up!

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1 comment :

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Oatmeal pancakes sound delish - thanks for a healthy recipe!