whole wheat oatmeal pancakes

This is one of our go-to Saturday morning pancake recipe. They’re extremely easy to whip up and extremely tasty! It’s also a pancake that you don’t have to feel totally guilty about eating! With 12 servings each pancake comes out to 75 calories, 0.8 grams of fat, 2 grams of sugar and about 4 grams of protein. If you go to a different restaurant “house” you’re looking at about 155 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 5 grams of sugar for one pancake. So this is definitely a no brainer.

This was the first recipe I tried whole wheat pastry flour and I’ve used it in everything ever since! It has the same great wheat flavor with a softer texture.

To make things even easier in the mornings mix a double or triple batch and leave the dry ingredients in an air tight container until ready to use! When you are ready you’ll just use about 1 1/2 cups of the dry mix then add in your wet ingredients! Easy peasy!

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Ingredients:

recipe slightly adapted from: sophistimom.com

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

2/3 cup quick oats

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tbls. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 egg whites

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk wet ingredients in a separate bowl, or in liquid measuring cup, then add to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, don’t over mix!

Heat non-stick skillet or griddle to medium high heat. Spray with nonstick spray then drop 1/4 cup batter onto skillet. Cook until little edges from around the edges. Turn over and cook for thirty seconds more.

Serve with real maple syrup and fresh fruit!