Spring 2012 eNewsletter
Kate's Favorite Recipes-Power Pancakes!
It’s the new year and most of us have resolved to eat healthier and better this year. With that in mind, I thought I would share a really easy and healthy breakfast idea that Tony and I like. It came to me from a trainer at the Ultimate U Fitness Center. They taste like a combination of french toast and pancakes. It’s loaded with protein, complex carbs and little fat. Power pancakes are a great start to any day!
1 cup of lowfat cottage cheese (I use 2%)
1 cup egg whites
1 cup of raw oats (I use Old Fashion Oats)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Yes, the oats will become fine like a coarse flour. To cook, spray a griddle with cooking spray, and pour pancakes (doesn’t matter if they are large or small). Cook just like a pancake; turn when edges are cooked and center bubbling and cook on other side. Can refrigerate unused batter for another day – just blend and cook.
Serve with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar, jam, fresh fruit, or lite syrup.
Note: Each serving is 150 calories (without toppings) and 16 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fat