February 12, 2008

Quick and Healthy Recipe: Oat Bran Pancakes

I received this recipe in my e-mail today from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

It sounds delicious -- and has a nice nutritional profile to boot -- so I figured I would post it here for all of you to make at home and enjoy!


1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1 Tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup plus
2 Tbsp. nonfat buttermilk

1 egg

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 medium banana, thinly sliced
Powdered sugar, as garnish
Fresh mint sprigs, as garnish


In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, sugar, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and oil until well combined. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix with a fork until they are just combined. The batter should have the thickness of yogurt.

Spray a griddle or large, nonstick skillet very lightly with cooking spray and place it over medium heat.

When it is hot, ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, spreading it to make a 5 inch pancake.

Cook until small holes appear and the bottom of the pancake is brown, about 2 minutes.

Carefully flip and cook until the pancake is brown on the second side.

Place the finished pancakes on a baking sheet (without overlapping) and set in a warm oven while the rest of the pancakes are cooked.

To serve, top with the fruit and a dusting of powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

Makes 3 servings (2 pancakes each).

Per serving: 300 calories, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, 5 g dietary fiber, 260 mg sodium

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