Posted by: Stephanie Tuck | October 19, 2011

Cousin Rachel’s Flaxseed and Oat Power Pancakes

Fuel up for the day with Rachel's delicious pancakes

YUM. Here’s an easy and delicious pancake recipe for a super healthy/super complete breakfast, courtesy of my delightful cousin, Rachel Sacher (who is looking insanely great and fit, by the way.)  I was her guest  last week in Boca Raton and she made this for me and I road tested the recipe myself this morning. Both batches came out great and took about 5 minutes to prepare. You’ll be revved up and well-satisfied until lunch, and your body will thank you. Here goes:

RACHEL’S POWER PANCAKES:

  • 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds) or chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • dash vanilla
  • dash cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites (you can buy liquid egg whites for extra easiness. Use 1/3 cup)

Blend ingredients in a blender. Spray a skillet with Pam and make a big pancake with the batter.  Cook on medium heat. Garnish with berries for extra flavor and vitamins (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) and serve with sugar free maple syrup if you want it. BAM.  What’s great about these pancakes is they are loaded with fiber and protein so you will be fired up for your day, they’re low fat, and they are delightfully doughy so if you like muffins and bagels (my Kryponite: tasty but high cal and with no nutritional benefits) these are an amazing substitute. Bottom line: you’ll start your day right. Enjoy! xxoo Steph

The numbers:

  • Calories: 300
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Fiber: 9 gm
  • BONUS: tons of Omega 3’s from the flaxseed

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