Healthy oatmeal pancake recipe ingredients:
- Apple sauce
- Egg whites
- Baking powder
- Protein powder
- Greek yogurt
- Sugar free maple syrup
This healthy oatmeal pancake recipe is a guilt-free experience and a breakfast dream come true. Not only will they satisfy your morning cravings for something hearty and sweet but are also low in calories and high in protein.
Healthy oatmeal pancake recipe 101
My task was to create a healthy oatmeal pancake recipe that was simple to make yet indulgent to taste. I love combining foods like a mad scientist. Particularly those that spark a memory, an event or a time of season. As of this writing, it is mid-August and fall will be here soon. I’ve been thinking about pumpkin pie, apple pie and all the other amazing Thanksgiving foods that his time of year brings. I have lots of great memories of family togetherness and spending time with friends. Starbucks will be bringing back their annual crowd favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. Oh how I love their lattes.
Great apple flavor
This healthy oatmeal pancake mix has a great apple flavor that’s not to sweet but is a succulent stack of golden deliciousness. With this much flavor, it’s hard to believe they are healthy to eat too. Believe it or not, they are.
Pancakes are all about texture
All great pancake recipes come out light, soft, and fluffy. Part of the trick is finding the right balance of ingredients to make this possible. Let’s just say I have spent many hours perfecting my pancakes while sometimes making and eating not so desirable pancakes. However, after much trial and error and lots of experimentation, I have achieved this lofty goal. Trust me when I say, “You’re going want to bookmark this recipe!”
Replacing traditional flour
By using oatmeal instead of flour, I have increased the amount of fiber in this healthy oatmeal pancake recipe than you would get from traditional pancakes. The addition of protein powder further amplifies the already high protein levels and adds texture. Foods that are higher in fiber and protein allow us to feel fuller, for longer periods of time, allowing us to feel more satisfied while supplying us with much needed energy throughout our daily lives.
Getting the right mixture
Each unforgettably tasty morsel of this healthy oatmeal pancakes mix recipe includes oatmeal, apple, Greek yogurt, eggs, protein powder and a decadent tasting sugar free maple syrup to boot. Each pancake comes out thick and moist thanks to the baking powder. Best of all, it contains no flour and it you are on a gluten free diet you can shop for gluten free oats at the market. Also be sure to make sure the Greek Yogurt has no gluten based additives.
Pancakes for those on the go
If you’re like me, life can get busy and it can often be stressful. It’s easy to get complacent with meals. Making sure you eat a healthy breakfast is not always on the list of priorities. The older I get, the more I realize how important it healthy eating habits actually are. Sometimes finding the time to eat seems like impossibility. However, eating healthy and not skipping meals is so vital to good health. I have small children to tend to and I would like to be around a long time for them as well as provide a healthy lifestyle model for them to follow. I don’t want to be THAT parent. You know… The parent who points his finger at his children; endlessly lecturing them on what they eat.
Easy as 1.2.3.
This healthy oatmeal pancake recipe provides a very well balanced breakfast time meal. The flavors are rich, the texture is moist and the color is a dark golden brown. Ahhhh! It’s like heaven in each bite. It’s also super easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of your time. You’ll havethese amazing beauties cooked to perfection in no time. They also allow for large quantities that will feed the entire family. The ingredients are all items that you’ve heard of and you won’t have to go out and spend a fortune at the supermarket.
Why make a healthy oatmeal pancake with yogurt?
I think the term super food gets thrown around far too often. With that being said, yogurt is a super food in the truest sense. Plain Greek yogurt is usually double the protein, has half the carbohydrates over traditional brands. Greek yogurt also contains probiotic cultures, provides an excellent source of calcium, zinc, potassium, as well as, vitamins B6 and B12. Aside from the nutritional values it provides, I simply love the taste. It gives these healthy oatmeal pancakes a distinct taste. It kind of reminds me of sour cream but not quite as strong.
On a side note, if you’re not a big apple fan, bananas work very well as a replacement ingredient. Bananas also provide an additional sweet flavor and fluffiness to the texture. I use bananas in almost all of my pancake mixes for this very reason. It is also advisable to use a pancake griddle to cook these but a simple medium to large skillet will work as well.
Timing is everything
I consider myself a bit of a pancake expert as I have made massive amounts of pancakes in my short time here on earth. I have found the secret to fluffy golden pancake is all in the timing. If you flip too soon, the pancake will tear or crumble and will not have that desirable rich, golden color. Cook it too long and you will be eating something that resembles a Frisbee.
The secret to a perfect pancake
So what is the secret you ask? The secret is in the bubbles. The bubbles are like a crystal ball. If you read the bubbles correctly, you’ll know exactly when it’s time to flip and you will become a pancake all pro like me.
It’s also very important to have the heat on the stove set correctly. To be specific, if you’re not using a griddle, make sure you coat a not stick skillet with olive oil spray and set the burner right around medium heat. You’ll want to let the pan heat up completely before you start pouring any batter.
Watch those bubbles
Once the pan is heated, pour out the desired amount of batter into the pan. Be sure not to go overboard with the amount or it will become very hard to manage. I have found that a 1/4 cup of batter is ideal. With a reasonable amount of batter in the pan, watch the pan very closely. You will start to see bubbles forming in the batter as it cooks. Once the bubbles have populated throughout the entire pancake, it is time to flip.
Finishing your healthy oatmeal pancake recipe
Watch the color of the first few attempts and adjust accordingly. If the first few pancakes are too dark, reduce the heat slightly and wait and then try again. Eventually, you’ll get the correct temperature and these healthy oatmeal pancakes will brighten your day as well as all the other lives they touch.
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