easy breakfast idea: oatmeal pancake recipe

easy breakfast idea: oatmeal pancake recipe

Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a safe Memorial Day weekend filled with family, friends, and healthy choices. My husband and I stayed home, getting things done around the house and working on raising a well-behaved puppy. He’s been a lot of work, but it seems like we’ve finally gotten him house-broken. No more accidents to clean up makes for one happy lady!

This past weekend we tried a quick breakfast recipe that we had seen on the Today show. Joy Bauer is the Today show’s nutrition correspondent, often on air with weight loss tips and healthy cooking segments. She recently featured a super simple oatmeal pancake. Our new house oddly doesn’t have a microwave, so we have been looking for quick ways to have oatmeal without the laborious task of stove-top cooking. It’s safe to say that this dish is going to become a regular in our house!

Here’s the easy recipe:

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 4 egg whites (we used 1 regular egg to reap all the egg benefits, but we might have needed to do an additional egg or some egg whites to add volume)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or less depending on your daily sugar intake, your preferences, etc.)

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Combine all ingredients.

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Stir until all ingredients until thoroughly mixed.

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Shape mixture into a pancake and place on a heated frying pan. Flip every couple of minutes until crisped to your liking.

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Serve with your favorite topping.

My pancake turned out a bit dry, so it’s important to top it with something that contains a bit of liquid. I poured on syrup, but you could also use jam, melted peanut butter, Cool Whip or whipped cream with fruit, Nutella (if you’re feeling decadent), etc. The key is to counteract the dryness.

I plan on playing around with this recipe and tweaking it to my liking. Thanks to the wonderful world of Costco, I have an enormous bag of Craisins (one of my most favorite snacks) so I’m going to drop some of those into the batter. My husband added some protein powder to his mixture this morning and was pleased with the taste. The possibilities are endless!

How was everyone’s weekend? Did anyone do a Memorial Day fun run or race? Any barbecue dinner highlights?