Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fiber-rich Pancakes

We like pancakes and bacon on the weekend, but it's often a fatty and unhealthy breakfast. So, I've been trying to come up with a healthier version. It's still quite light, despite being full of grains and fiber. They're also very filling - two will usually be enough per person.

  • 3 eggs
  • 2½ cups white flour
  • ½ cup wheat bran
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup flaxseed meal
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (if desired)
  1. Beat eggs with hand beater in large bowl until fluffy. This takes 3-4 minutes.
  2. Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth
  3. Let batter sit for about 5 minutes to let the grains absorb the liquid. If it's still too liquid, add water 1-2 Tbsp at a time until it's right.
  4. Fry pancakes on hot griddle - about 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve with butter, syrup and/or jam.
This recipe yields about 18 four-inch pancakes. This will feed 4-6 people. Leftovers can be frozen and reheated for quick weekday breakfasts.

To reheat frozen pancakes: Arrange on microwave-safe plate, and cover. Microwave on high about one minute per pancake, rotating at about 30 seconds. Times will vary based on your microwave oven.

1 comment:

Ramsey said...

Great recipe!

How about fiber rich muffins? Under 100 calories per muffin with 7 grams of fiber - Just add water, mix and bake! You can find them at Miracle Muffins