Fitness Crazed Foodie
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What better way to start the weekend off then with healthy blueberry-banana oak pancakes? (hint: there is no better way). I love experimenting with combinations of ingredients to make a good balance between healthy and delicious pancakes. I've tried the one egg, one banana thing, and while that is the least caloric type, I just can't justify calling it a reallll pancake. It's definitely more of a "pancake", in quotations.
So, I've experimented and experimented and finally made the golden recipe. These pancakes are sweet, but not too sugary; moist, but don't fall apart; and filling, but not food coma inducing.
Originally, I wanted to make healthy waffles using this same batter combination, but it failed oh so miserably. Either my waffle maker is really old (it's from the 90's...) or my batter wasn't perfect enough (very probable...) Regardless, I pulled out the sauté pan to start making pancakes instead, and I couldn't be more satisfied this happened.
1 cup Quaker quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup almond milk
2 egg whites
1 tbsp sugar-free syrup
1 tbsp Stevia
1/2 cup blueberries
Put the oats, salt and baking powder in the blender and blend up until it looks like regular flour. In a separate bowl, mix together the almond milk, egg whites, syrup and stevia. Mash the banana with a fork on a separate plate. Add it to the wet mixture.
In the bowl, combine the dry ingredients with the wet. Whisk until mostly smooth. Then, fold in the blueberries.Don't over stir; you don't want the batter to turn blue!
Heat up a sauté pan and spray with non-stick spray. Pour batter into a couple small pancakes and flip when bubbles start forming.
I topped mine with sugar-free syrup and it was delicious! You can also keep them plain, use real syrup, top with whipped cream, or if you are feeling adventurous, combine 1 tbsp almond butter with 2 tbsp sugar-free syrup and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Any and all toppings are welcome!
Servings per recipe: makes 12 small pancakes
Serving size: 6 pancakes --> YES, SIX WHOLE PANCAKES!!!!
Calories per serving: 250
I hope you enjoy!!
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