Breakfasts: Pancakes, Crepes, Wraps: Oatmeal Pancakes

Like oatmeal? Then try this healthy pancake recipe which includes whole-wheat flour, wheat germ and spices!

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
Date: March 04, 2013

Serves: 18 person(s)
Yield: 18 x pancakes

Preparation Time: 17 mins
Cooking Time: 6 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins (for refrigeration)


    1 cup quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
    2 1/2 cup skim milk
    1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
    1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
    1 Tbsp sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves
    3 egg whites, lightly beaten
    1 tsp pure vanilla or almond extract
    1 coating of canola-oil cooking spray


    In a medium-sized bowl, blend together the oats and milk and let stand for 10 minutes.

    In a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, unbleached flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spice. Mix well.

    Add egg white and vanilla (or almond) extract to oat mixture and stir together. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moistened but with small lumps remaining. Do not over-mix. Let mixture stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

    Preheat a non-stick pan or griddle coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto hot pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until top starts to bubble and bottom is browned. Turn and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Makes 18 pancakes.


    Suggested toppings:

    * A drizzle of a dressing made with fresh lemon juice and a bit of confectioners' sugar
    * Fresh or frozen fruit
    * Natural fruit syrups
    * Baked or cooked sliced apples
    * Traditional maple syrup
    * Pear Sauce (see recipe link below)

    Serving can include more than one pancake, if desired, although this recipe analysis is per pancake.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:67 cals
Kilojoules:278 kJ
Fat:0.6 g
Carbohydrates:11.5 g
Protein:3.8 g
Cholesterol:0.7 mg
Sodium:153 mg
Saturated Fat:0.2 g
Fiber:1.2 g
Calcium:106.0 mg
Total Sugars:2.7 g

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