Trim Healthy Pancakes or Waffles (E)

These make for a great energizing breakfast topped with your choice of berries, fruit, all-fruit jelly, Greek yogurt, Slim Belly Jelly (THM Cookbook, p. 478) or Pancake Syrup (THM Cookbook, p. 480). Trim Healthy Pancakes use everyday, inexpensive ingredients, so it’s easy to make up a quick batch for yourself or feed the whole family. Our children are big fans of these pancakes. But even if it is only you eating them, it’s a good idea to try your hand at making a family batch, especially if you work outside the home. You can put some of the pancakes in the fridge for a quick grab-and-go breakfast and freeze the rest (using coffee filters or wax paper to separate the pancakes). The best success in making these pancakes is achieved using a nonstick griddle and a light spray of coconut oil. The preparation is the same for both single and family-serve quantities. As waffles, they can be made in an electric waffle maker; follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

SINGLE SERVE  (makes 3 pancakes)

Ingredients:

- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

- 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese

- 1/3 cup egg whites (carton or fresh)

- 1 teaspoon Super Sweet Blend

- 1/3 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Generous 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

- Coconut oil cooking spray

 

FAMILY SERVE  (makes 18 pancakes - see Note)

Ingredients:

- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

- 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese

- 2 cups egg whites (carton is easier, but can use fresh)

- 6 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder

- Coconut oil cooking spray

 

Instructions:

  1. Put the oats in a blender and blend until they turn into a powder. Turn off the blender and add the cottage cheese, egg whites, Super Sweet Blend, vanilla, and baking powder. Blend well, then allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to let it thicken up.

 

  1. Lightly coat a nonstick griddle or nonstick fry pan with coconut oil spray and heat over low/medium heat. Ladle desired- pancakes-size amounts onto the griddle and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and brown the other side, an additional minute or two.

 

NOTE:

If multiplying the ingredients for a family batch, enjoy 3 pancakes for your serving.

The Trim Healthy Pancakes recipe uses no special ingredients (NSI) when you replace the THM sweeteners with store-bought sweeteners.

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