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Ultimate Health Pancakes


#1

Yo, i just invented some very tasty pancakes this morning which i would reccomend to anyone, heres the recipe

1 cup cooked oats ( i use steel cut)
1 cup egg whites
1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1.5 Tablespoons Olive oil
4 Twists of salt
1 whole egg (omega-3 Enriched)
Produces: 3 medium pancakes

2 Tablespoons 100% maple syrup

I think thats all...

LET ME know how you like them, i think they're fucking awesome


#2

What's the point of going to all that trouble of making "healthy" pancakes and then putting maple syrup on it? Kind of defeats the purpose.


#3

Vanilla Metabolic Drive, almond meal, egg. Damn good. Be careful not to overcook or they will be bad; otherwise they rock.


#4

I hate having pancakes if I don't have syrup. Their just not pancakes then. But yes I know what you mean by defeating the purpose. I'm sure if you use it sparingly then it won't be as bad. I'm the "give it a good coat" kind of guy lol.


#5

Same here lol, if I have waffles or pancakes I smother those MFers in peanut butter and syrup.

BTW if any of you guys have never tried putting peanut butter on your waffles/pancakes prior to adding syrup, you are really missing out.


#6

I make similar pancakes and use Carr sugar free syrup. Delicious.

Christopher


#7

You had me at peanut butter...

I'm having one of those moments where I'm skipping in a grassy flower filled field holding a pancake coated in peanut butter and syrup listening to...


#8

Can you elaborate with amounts (general is fine) and do you add water - WTH? LOL.


#9

If it's real maple syrup its a shitload better for you than any of the other syrups and astronomically 'better' for you than that sugar-free, chemically created shit.

Don't be afraid of real food.


#10

hmnn yeah, I've never used almond meal for anything, curious what the breakdowns are.

S


#11

Fairly low glycemic index. Sugar is not the enemy if it's a training day, right?


#12

wouldn't be my choice for first thing in the morning, but true.

Not to take anything away from the OP but I don't see the point in making a cheat food "healthy", takes the fun out of it :slight_smile:


#13

PB makes everything better, and even left-over pancakes cold from the fridge tastes good with pb.


#14

This is what I use... http://www6.netrition.com/bobs_red_mill_almond_flour_page.html

Doesn't taste too shabby when used in the pancake mix.


#15

Hmnnn 1/4 cup contains
160 cals
6g carbs (3g sugar)
6g protein

sounds promising,... wonder what else you can mix this in as opposed to regular flour.

S


#16

I used a small amount with pork for sweet and sour pork, and it came out fine. Give it a whirl and see how it turns out.


#17

i forgot to mention that of course there is water in there as well, and like 4 packets of splenda I think. You just put in enough to make it about the consistency of pancake batter. Sadly, I didn't really have a specific recipe when I made these, so i have to just guess. I just kind of threw the stuff in. I'd guess about 2 cups protein, about 1.25-1.5 cups almond meal, and 3 eggs. You're welcome to play around with it and if you find a better mix than that, let us know! I don't remember the water amount, but just add enough so it mixes all together. Warning, if the mixture gets overcooked though, it's almost unbearable. I think the secret is to let the eggs get to just about "over medium," so that the yolks retain a lot of the moisture.

If you're really adventurous, you can try this. I also put this mixture in the microwave. I made good waffles once and bad ones once. So the next time I made the mix, I decided to throw it in the microwave because it would be less likely to dry it out. Using a glass loaf pan, I just poured it in. It was a weird consistency but it was pretty damn enjoyable. My gf thought it was nasty though, but I still thought it was crazy good. It was almost like a loaf of bread. You could cut slices, but they were a little soggy (undercooked) in the middle of the loaf. The soggy parts were almost better though.

I guess if you weren't afraid of raw eggs, this could be a smoothie as well.


#18

I get my almond meal at trader joes


#19

I make my own nut meals by just buying some nuts and blasting them in the food processor for a while. My FAVORITE is to make some macadamia meal, coat some fish in it (with seasonings), and cook it up in some coconut oil. A little flavor of the islands right there!


#20

FYI, I wouldn't expect almond meal to work as a thickening agent like flour or cornstarch does. There is supposed to be a low carb thickener (arrowroot I think) but I've never tried it.