Healthy and Tasty Oatmeal Pancakes


I have a question for you all.  Are you trying to be healthier?  It seems like we are usually doing something to be healthier whether it be our diet, or how much we exercise, or eating more dark chocolate because of the antioxidants.  😉  Well,  I LOVE breakfast almost as much as I LOVE my followers!   And pancakes are my weakness, and are usually terrible for my mid-section; however,  I have found this amazing, healthy, tasty, BEST-ever pancake recipe and I’m going to share it with you!  I got it from a dear friend who was watching my little girl one day, and when I walked in her house, I took one whiff, then had to take another to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.  They smelled SO good so I had to get her recipe.  I have altered it a little and I am now going to share it with you, so brace yourselves.
Healthy and Tasty Oatmeal Pancakes

I changed a couple of ingredients from ones that I never have in the house to ones that arereadily available in my house.  (so the pancakes are very readily available to EAT!)

1 cup whole wheat flour (don’t you DARE use white!)
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup Flax seed
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups milk for thinner pancakes and 1 1/2 cups for thicker, fluffier pancake
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla

Look at all those healthy ingredients in these pancakes!  If you want to make them even healthier, exchange the brown sugar for a low calorie sweetener, and use a “healthier” choice of margarine.  Don’t use margarines with hydrogenated oils (check the ingredient list).  A better choice than ANYTHING with hydrogenated oils would be just plain butter or get something without those evil hydrogenated oils like Smart Balance margarine.

Mix the dry together, the wet together, and combine.  Let the pancake batter rest while the griddle is heating up.  Don’t argue with me, just let it rest.  I know that its very hard to sit and stare at it and not want to stir it, but refrain from doing so.  It does something magicalwhile it rests.  Haha.  It thickens up a bit and your pancakes will be fluffier and hold their shape better.  My dad makes the fluffiest pancakes in the WORLD, and until I learned to let that batter rest, I never achieved that level of fluffiness.  It’s a serious talent people.  Dad you need to get your pancakes on here and show them!  🙂

Ok, but THESE pancake are more about your health than being so extremely fluffy so I figured out the caloric content for you (don’t you love when someone does that for you?  You can thank me later.)  Haha.  I am done babbling, here it is.

Use a 1/4 CUP batter for each pancake.  This should make about 15 pancakes.  Then each pancake will have about 110-115 calories.  Not bad.  But DON’T go ruining that by slathering it in sugary syrup!  We are all working to make our bodies healthier right?  So, top it with someAGAVE NECTAR.  This is much better for you.  It doesn’t spike your blood sugar and its much sweeter than sugar so you can use less.  Some grocery stores carry it, if yours doesn’t, you can find it at a whole foods store.  If you haven’t tried it, then DO!  These pancakes are extremely filling and satisfying so eat one or two…not a whole stack…like the picture…that was just to make it look pretty!  Enjoy and have a great day!