This recipe is for my sister who absolutely hates oatmeal and has asked me to post a recipe she would eat. Like the rest of us, she's trying to eat all those cholesterol-lowering foods like oatmeal, but if you can't stand the stuff it's not going to work.
I got this recipe from one of the Information Technology mavens at my hospital while we were listening to a Grand Rounds lecture on, what else, "Nutrition and the Heart". I didn't believe this odd collection of ingredients would really work-but it did.
He told me he makes quantities of these pancakes on a Sunday and stockpiles them in his freezer for on-the-run-breakfasts. One batch makes only 3 servings for me, and I'm too lazy to double or triple the batch. Maybe with a pancake griddle it would be faster.
Here's this super simple, high protein, low fat recipe:
OATMEAL PANCAKES WITH MIXED BERRIES
1 cup of whole grain oats
1 cup of liquid egg whites
1 cup of non-fat small curd cottage cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
top each pancake with 1 cup of fresh or thawed mixed berries, like Rader's Farms or Dole
Mix everything in a medium bowl, and let it sit for about 1/2 hr. until the oatmeal softens a bit. Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil over medium heat and divide the mixture into thirds, about 2/3 cup per pancake. I make them 1 at a time, flatten them out in the pan, and wait until they're really set before flipping the them. Cool the pancakes & store them in the fridge or freezer for a quick breakfast. When serving, top each pancake with a cup of the berries.
Here's the nutritional count: