Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

During the school year my working hours are 715am-345pm. This summer I agreed to be the a site director for my district's summer camp and now my hours are 9am-6pm. Huge change- not a fan.


Not having to be in until 9am, you would think that would give me plenty of time to cook a great breakfast every morning....not really. My entire schedule has changed. I can't get to my workout classes until later in the evening now, which means I get home a little later, which means dinner is a little later and bedtime is a little later. Breakfast has now become a throw-together-whatever-I-can-find meal.


My top choices as of late have been:
two eggs in a whole wheat tortilla with melted jalapeno jack cheese
protein oatmeal- protein powder, oats, coconut milk, shredded coconut
Greek yogurt and frozen fruit smoothie
or a bowl of cereal which I know will leave me hungry again in an hour.




These babies, which I of course found on Pinterest, now join that list! They were quick to throw together, super filling, and tasty! Since they cook on a lower heat and the batter is a bit thicker than normal pancakes, I was able to get dressed and fix my hair while they were cooking. A breakfast that lets your multi-task! Love it.





Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
adapted from Biggest Loser Recipes

3 egg whites
1/2 cup rolled oats- dry
1/2 cup greek yogurt (I used peach)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients together with a blender or hand held blender, this is a MUST. Heat non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan about 1/4 cup at a time. Flip when they start to bubble (may be 2 mins or so) Cook until both sides are golden brown, respraying the pan each time.
I topped mine with some Apple Butter, mmm mmm tasty!
*NOTE- these will be thicker than normal pancakes, they will also have a different texture than normal pancakes because they're made with oatmeal instead of flour. My recipe made me 3 good sized pancakes, but you can certainly make them smaller or double the recipe.