Monday, December 7, 2009

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancake

I could have sworn I found this recipe on the internet, but I have searched and searched and cannot find where it came from, now. So if this is your recipe, please comment and let me know and I will attribute it to you.

The recipe makes 1 serving and calls for:

½ cup egg beaters (I use 3 egg whites)
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup blueberries (I use frozen)
Dash cinnamon
Dash salt
Splash vanilla



Mix them all together and cook like any pancake: in a pan sprayed with non-stick spray and watch carefully for flippin-time. I would recommend cooking on a lower heat setting so that the pancake cooks all the way through; with the blueberries and the oatmeal, it is a thicker pancake. I used ½ cup frozen blueberries this time and it was a little too many berries for the batter.
 
I use either fat-free Promise or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray, and instead of syrup, heated agave nectar. The amber variety of Madhava Agave Nectar has a smoky, almost maple flavor and goes very well with pancakes. It also has a lower glycemic index than syrup, or so I hear. Which it means it has less impact on blood sugar. Keep in mind that all my medical information comes from random internet searches so take my statements for what they’re worth. All I know is I lovelovelove Agave Nectar! I will probably dedicate an entire post to it sometime in the near future.
 

 
The pancake looks a little scary because the frozen blueberries squished; trust me, it is yummy! And it’s low in fat, packed with protein and fiber and antioxidants… all those things that I like to seek out for my healthier diet. The protein and fiber help keep me full almost all the way to lunchtime.

I just wanted to share that I have gone to the gym for the first time in months, and I have gone two days in a row! Yesterday I did 20 minutes on the elliptical machine, stretched out and did some situps, and today I did the same thing except added 10 more minutes to the elliptical. I go so slowly on the elliptical because I try to stay in the “fat-burning zone” and I reach that pretty quickly. It’s almost embarrassing and whenever I hear anyone laugh I look around to make sure it’s not because of my slow-mo workout! Ok, two more trips to the gym this week and I get my reward of a new pair of sneakers.

Have a fab week!

5 comments:

Cammy said...

Yaay for gym time!

Thanks for the recipe. I may try that with bananas. I bought that same brand of agave nectar this week! :)

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Mmmmmmm.

I second Cammy's comment - YAY GYM TIME!

Hehe.

Hope you have a great week! :)

liz at imsheddingthefatsuit said...

Thanks you guys! I figure I'll go on Saturday for my 4th trip to the gym for the week, so I'm trying to figure out when my 3rd trip will be. Cammy, I cannot say enough good things about the agave nectar! Have you tried any other flavors or brands?

Stephanie said...

Have you read EAT FAT, LOSE FAT? It's a great book on the importance of saturated fat in the diet...not only for health but to lose weight! I only say this cause I think those pancakes would be so much better (and healthier) with a lil' butter or coconut oil...
BODA lose weight

liz at imsheddingthefatsuit said...

Stephanie, I do not disagree! Since I'm a Weight Watchers member I follow their recommendation of at least a certain minimum amount of healthy oils each day. I have been known to cook the pancake in some olive oil (I have no qualms about combining olive oil with sweet baked/cooked goods, though I know some people don't like to). But I usually have my oils on a salad or on vegetables.