Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LV'S Mighty Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients for the pancake batter:

½ cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant)
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese or Ricotta cheese
4 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Process all ingredients in a blender or beat until smooth. Spray a non stick skillet with cooking spray. Pour batter into skillet and cook over medium heat until both sides are slightly brown. Top with a low sugar syrup or peanut butter and your choice of fruit.

***For an additional nutrition boost, Add 2 T. ground flaxseeds to get omega 3 fatty acids

Yield: About 2 medium size pancakes
Nutrition Facts for 2 Pancakes:  288 calories, 4 g of total fat, 1 g of sat. fat, 422 mg potassium, 450 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 28.6 g protein