Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kid-Approved Pancakes TRIM HEALTHY MAMA style!

UntitledI love pancakes. I mean LOVE pancakes. It's my guilty pleasure so to say.  In fact, I make and feed them to my kids at least three times a week because I LOVE pancakes.  The hubby thinks enough is enough but let's be real - I LOVE PANCAKES.  I'm big on feeding the kids a "healthy" breakfast and we alternate between lots of things.  I don't love cereal (though we do have it in the house) more often than not I'm making eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit with yogurt, english muffins, bagels, muffins (from scratch) or pancakes....have I mentioned my love for pancakes, yet?

Well - I came upon this recipe for pancakes and I need to share it with you because I've made a lot of different pancakes and the kids voted this THE BEST PANCAKE RECIPE EVER.  It's easy and healthy!!!  

All you need to do is put 1 cup of oats into a blender (if you are gluten free just make sure use gluten free oats). Blend the oats until they are like powder.  Add 1 cup of liquid egg whites (don't have egg whites in a carton I think its about 7-8 eggs you need -- just the whites though!), 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese, 2t baking powder, 3t Truvia and 1/2t vanilla.  Blend in the blender. Now you are ready to make them!!  I always do a quick spray to moisten the pan.  Then dollop your batter onto the griddle (or your skillet). You'll know they are done when they turn a golden brown.

If you are following Trim Healthy Mama you can have THREE of these (medium-sized) for your E breakfast.  With THM you won't want to use any butter but can top with fresh fruit or yogurt.  The kids love to use whip cream and a few chocolate chips (not THM approved) or even fresh fruit.  And, the hubby eats them, too!  We haven't had any leftovers and the kids have requested these a few times already!  All the kids voted them the best pancake EVER!  I love them because they taste great but also because they are protein-packed!!

1 comment:

Jenifer Tong said...

I never thought to make pancakes healthy. Great idea Jen! I can't wait to try these!