Oatmeal Pancake Recipe - Healthy Pancakes
Almost everybody like pancakes to eat. Oatmeal pancakes have complex carbs, good protein and fiber content, and with proper filling can be great meal change for every person keeping body fat low.
Problem with 'normal' pancakes is both their batter (too much simple carbs and calories in general) and filling (again, often too much simple carbs and calories, but often large amounts of fat).
How to Make Pancake Batter
Oatmeal pancakes batter is easy to make. Put oat flour or finely milled oats in the pot (100g for 5 pancakes), then add 5 egg whites and some salt. Also, add two whole eggs and mix everything.
This batter has very 'specific' taste. To improve taste, you can add some non-caloric or low-caloric sweetener (natural or artificial) or even a scoop of some sweetened protein blend (or even 'ordinary' whey protein).
Personally, I don't add anything :o)
|Preheat non-stick frying pan, add no oil (that is why it has to be 'non-stick') and spread pancake batter evenly on the pan. Oatmeal pancakes tend to be thicker than 'ordinary' pancakes.|
Fry oatmeal pancakes 2-3 minutes on both sides (heat and thickness dependent) and put on the plate.
Spread some low fat or cottage cheese on pancake and roll it.
Low fat or cottage cheese filling is not the tastiest filling you can find for pancakes, but goal is to have healthy, slow digesting snack or meal. Anyway, feel free to add some protein blend powder into the cheese and mix them before spreading on the pancakes.
Also, low fat, high protein salami can be added to cheese - this makes these pancakes very tasty and palatable 'salty' snack.
Nutritional values of oatmeal pancakes are:
|Low fat or cottage cheese||250g||30g||5g||5g||0g|
|Calories:||304 kcal||280 kcal||216 kcal||-|
Five oatmeal pancakes have around 800 calories - these calories come mostly from protein and complex carbs and rest from fats. When I make meals with whole eggs, I try to use omega-3 eggs - they have much better fatty acids profiles.
800 calories is little bit too much (understatement? :o) ) for one sitting, but these pancakes are good for keeping in the fridge one to two days at most - one single pancake has around 160 calories, 15g of protein, 14g of carbs, 5g of fats and 1-2g of fibers - great snack on the run. Also, pancakes like this can be carried around in some Tupperware container and consumed when needed.
There is one thing that I don't like very much regarding oatmeal pancakes - taste. It could be better - feel free to experiment with adding various protein blends to batter or filling. For example, mixing peanut butter with low fat or cottage cheese makes these pancakes taste much better ...