Sunday, April 6, 2008

Banana Pancakes (Healthy)

So it's my last week to prep for all the media action at the Pillsbury Bake-Off, so I'm trying to eat healthy and exercise my butt off. I scoured the Internet for a healthy pancake recipe and found one which I tweaked. They aren't quite as good as regular pancakes, but it's nice to have something sweet for breakfast that's good for me too. I ate 3 of these little pancakes for breakfast today plus 2 links of this great Chicken & Apple Sausage. I topped the pancakes with fat free spray butter and this yummy sugar free maple syrup I discovered at Whole Foods (the brand is Joseph's, see pic). This recipe makes 12 small pancakes, which you can freeze as well.

3/4 cup Plain Nonfat Yogurt
1 cup Oats (I used McCann's Steel Cut)
2 Eggs
1/4 cup Ground Flax seeds (usually found in baking section or health section)
1 Banana
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until very smooth! If it's too thick, add another tbsp of water. Heat a griddle to medium and pour batter, when edges look pretty dry, flip them over and cook for another 2 minutes or so. Then top off the warm pancakes with some butter spray and sugar free syrup.