Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods, but they come with a fair amount of guilt. I mean, they’re basically empty carb patties drenched in fat and sugar. Oh, and they have like, zero nutrients.
While I’m not going to say that these pancakes are entirely guilt-free (hello white flour and maple syrup!) but I am saying that they’re an improvement on the classic. Nutritionally, anyway. And they taste pretty good, too. Not as light and fluffy as good old buttermilk flapjacks, but but still delicious and satisfying.
To make them, you’ll need:
1 1/2 cup milk (soy, cow, whatever)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
t tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
Blend the milk and oats until smooth. Then add everything else and blend until smooth. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, set up your skillet on high heat. Give it a generous spritz of nonstick spray, and pour a 5-inch circle of batter. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4.
They’re the perfect thing for a ladies brunch when you and the girls are all watching your figures. This recipe is from Fitness Magazine (2012) so I know that you can have 2 pancakes for 235 calories… just in case you’re still sticking to your New Years Resolution.