Everybody loves pancakes!
And just because you may be on a ‘diet’ doesn’t
mean you need to stay away from them!
In fact, here is a recipe that’s much healthier
and weight loss friendly.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…
Anytime we attempt to take something so glorious (such as pancakes) and make a ‘healthy’ version of it it never comes even close.
However, these panckes will taste just as good (if not better) than
your processed pancakes do!
And the best way to taste test them is on your kids! They will love them.
I tend to eat these on weekends, just because I have more time to spend in the kitchen, and my clients LOVE them as well!
Before I share this recipe with you one thing you need to know,
these pancakes are the ultimate breakfast because of how
macronutriently balanced they are.
Your typical pancakes are high in carbs and fats and low in protein, not ideal if you’re looking to tone up and slim down.
These pancakes are lower in carbs, low in fat and high in protein which makes them a great breakfast option for anyone trying to lose weight or simply eat healthier.
This exact recipie was first introduced by Bill Phillips (Body For Life) back in the late 90’s and since there has been many modified version, but none of them
are as good as this.
Here we go…
- 1 cup uncooked whole-grain oats (non-instant)
- 6 egg whites
- 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 packets of sugar substitute (ex. Splenda)
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein (this is optional but highly recommended, it improves texture and increases your protein intake). I like Harmonized Whey from NZ (you can find it at loblaws in the organic section)
- 1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
1. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray; place over medium heat.
2. In a blender, combine oats, egg whites, cottage, cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar substitute (vanilla protein if you have it). Blend on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
3. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup at a time, onto hot skillet. Cook pancake until bubbly on top and dry around edges. Turn and cook other side until golden brown, about 2 more minutes.
4. While pancakes are cooking, microwave maple syrup until warm, about 20 minutes.
5. Place a portion of pancakes on 2 seperate plates. Top with warm maple syrup and mixed berries. Serve and enjoy!
The macros are: Carbs 35.5g/Protein 25g/Fat 3g (if adding 1 scoop of protein, your protein will be at 50g.
Please e-mail me and let me know what you though of these!
Your Coach & Mentor
Ottawa’s Leading Weight Loss Expert
Women’s Weight Loss Coach