We seem to have doubled down on our healthy eating lately and really focused everything on our nutrition. (Especially in light of the fact that I have a broken arm and working out is not really an option…) In doing that, we have been searching for creative ideas to keep us interested and on track. This is easily our new favorite! This very simple pancake gives you the feeling of eating a pancake while keeping the ingredients clean letting you walk away full and satisfied with a low cal, quick breakfast option. Based on our calculations, you end up between 170-250 calories per serving depending on how much oil you use. Not too shabby! We have already made it three times in a week and Ali has tried some variations also. In our house, we top it with a couple tablespoons of real maple syrup, but you could do fresh fruit or a lovely compote. Get creative and enjoy!
1 Cup Rolled Oats
6-8 Egg Whites
1/2 Green Apple Grated
Cinnamon to Taste
Pinch of Coarse Salt
Separate egg whites and add to a large bowl. Add oats, cinnamon, salt, and other seasonings if desired (we like to add some lemon zest and sometimes a bit of nutmeg). Beat with a whisk like batter to get froth in the egg whites. Allow to stand for ten minutes until quite thick. Heat oil over medium heat. Pour batter into the pan pressing into a round pancake shape. They will be quite thick. (About 1/4 inch). Fry until you begin to see small bubbles around the edges and golden brown on one side. Flip and cook until brown on the other side.
Top with your favorite and enjoy a healthy breakfast!
**The recipe makes about 3 pancakes, you probably only need one to one and a half since they are very filling.
If you are like us, it may become a weekend event with coffee under the umbrella on the deck enjoying all that summer has to offer!