Blissful Breakfast

Happy Friday!

Looking for a blissful beginning to your day without breaking the caloric bank? Give these lemon oat pancakes with peanut butter and honey a try! Filling, nutritious, and easy to make, these tasty cakes are a perfect pairing with a little OJ to start your day!

You’ll Need: 1/2 c. whole wheat flour, 1/2 c. old fashioned oats, 1/2. tbsp baking powder, 1tbsp. honey, 1tbsp. apple sauce, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 egg whites, 1.2 c. buttermilk, zest from about 1/4 lemon (for a hint of lemon use less and a more intense lemony flavor add more).

p1Combine your dry ingredients (lemon zest too), combine your wet ingredients and then pour wet into dry. Try to wisk as little as possible – just enough that everything is well mixed. Turn your burner to medium heat, grease your pan and measure out your batter (about a 1/4 c. a cake). Flip your cakes when you start to see little bubbles and cook evenly on both sides.

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The recipe makes about 10-12 cakes depending on the size and viscosity of your batter but either way you’re looking at under 75 calories a cake. I personally like to let them cool and have one each morning smeared in peanut butter and drizzled with honey on my way to work but you can eat them warm as well.

p3Hot or cold, these cakes are a blissfully delicious breakfast or even late night treat. If you’re looking to add some more protein you can throw a scoop of vanilla protein powder in with the wet ingredients instead of vanilla extract, you can forgo the lemon zest, you can add a little cocoa powder to your peanut butter, go classic with some maple syrup…the possibilities are deliciously and nutritiously endless!

Give yourself a blissful start…enjoy!!

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