Low Fat Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
Makes approximately 3 pancakes (between 250-300 calories for whole recipe)
Prep & Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
1 small banana
2 egg whites
1/3 cup of oats
1 pinch of cinnamon & salt
1 pinch of baking soda
1 packet of sweetener (optional)
1/3 scoop of protein powder (optional)
Wet Ingredient Prep:
Mash up the banana with a fork in a small bowl until broken down and relatively uniform (a few lumps are ok and make for good pancakes). Add egg whites to the mixture and whisk vigorously with a fork until bubbles form. Set aside...
Dry Ingredient Prep:
Very simple here. Just add the oats, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, protein powder and Splenda to a food processor (or repurposed coffee grinder) and process it into a flour.
Note: If you don't add protein powder you may have to put a little more oatmeal in there to thicken it up!
Now gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just mixed. Try not to over mix it as that will make your pancakes a lot less fluffy.
Note: An easier way to make this recipe is simply throwing all the ingredients into a blender and turning it on until the ingredients are incorporated. However, I find the consistency of these to be a bit flat and dense so I prefer my method. If you do use a blender be careful not to over mix!!
Now heat your skillet or pan to medium heat and add a tiny bit of oil to the pan if it isn't a non-stick. Cook on one side until small bubbles form and pop around the cakes. At this point you should be able to get your spatula in there and flip CAREFULLY!! ( I usually get impatient and go for the flip too early, don't be like me).
Now put on a plate and serve with whatever toppings you choose! I go with peanut butter because I'm all about that salty sweet combo. Oh! Canada!
Enjoy! And PM me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!