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Healthy Pancakes

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Anyone have a good recipe for healthy pancakes? I'd love to be able to make a batter at the beginning of the week so I can toss them on the griddle in the morning before I head off to work.

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  1. I have heard this recipie many times, and always heard good things, but I can't say I have tried them myself. They probably aren't nearly as good as normal pancakes, but they are about as healthy as you can get

    3/4 cups egg whites
    1 cup oats
    1 cup low or nonfat cottage cheese
    1 medium banana

    blend untill smooth, then cook like a normal pancake and top however you would like

    1. Not a recipe, but a tip: You might be better off cooking a big batch and freezing the pancakes, then toasting them in the morning. It's more work at the start but so much quicker every day.

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      1. re: piccola

        Thanks for the advice, will keep that in mind!

        1. re: piccola

          piccola is 100% correct...I make these Harvest Grain and Nut pancakes on the weekend, freeze and then use...they.are.delicious!!! It was the only somewhat healthy item on the IHOP menu when I was forced to go there a while back...these are fantastic...must tell you that some kind of homemade blueberry sauce would be much healthier than crappy Aunt Jemima syrup but do your best...hope this recipe works for you ...we love it!

          http://www.grouprecipes.com/38845/cop...

          *Note...I don't ever use 1/4 cup of sugar in this...maybe 1 TB, just fyi.

        2. Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes
          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          Changes I make:
          Use less butter
          Egg whites
          Add cinnamon

          I've also made it on several occasions with brown rice flour (instead of the AP) for a gluten free version. I usually make the whole batch on Sunday and heat them for breakfast throughout the week.