I forgot what it feels like to be a woman again..cravings this week are OUT OF CONTROL! There’s quite a possibility that if you put anything edible in front of me, I’d devour it. All of it.
I’m going with the flow it this is what it takes
Going along with the cravings, I’ve been longing for pancakes. Not the Bisquick kind (though nothing is wrong with them), but homemade ones. Either with oats or whole wheat flour, I’ve been experimenting and I think I’ve nailed it.
I wouldn’t say this recipe delivers fluffy, moist pancakes, but rather, hearty and oaty-textured ones with an earthy flavor that leaves you feeling full and not fully weighted down.
Another plus, it’s a single serving recipe! One large pancake or 2-3 smaller ones. Great for people who are greedy,
like myself, and don’t want to share the wealth or have leftovers.
In the mix:
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt (you could try a flavored yogurt if you’re adventurous)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
Stir to combine. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Pour into a sprayed pan over medium heat. Cook until little bubbles form on the top, then flip and cook until the middle isn’t runny.
A peanut butter fiend, I topped my pancake with freshly ground honey roasted peanut butter and served strawberry jelly (because I didn’t have any syrup) on the side. A cut-up apple (core included) rounded out the breakfast!
This recipe worked for me; it was more grainy than fluffy, but that’s what I expect when it’s a healthier-style pancake..no? I think I spent this past week searching for an easy, minimal ingredients (ingredients that a non-health nut
normal person would have on hand), and little assembly required recipe for a whole wheat pancake. Many of the recipes I found didn’t fit the bill (not to say they didn’t sound AMAZING, but I didn’t 1) have the ingredients, 2) have the time/patience, or 3) have an army to feed) so I took ingredients from all of the recipes I found and made my own.