Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
From the South Beach Diet cookbook. This is a phase II recipe.
- 1 1⁄4 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups nonfat milk
- 1 eggs or 1⁄4 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- In a medium bowl, combine oats and milk and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- (You can also process this in a blender for a smoother consistency).
- Stir in egg, flour, wheat germ, baking powder, sugar substitute, oil, and salt.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Let batter stand for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle; spray with cooking spray.
- Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto skillet or griddle; cook until the top starts to bubble and the bottom is browned.
- Turn and cook another 1-2 minutes.
I first tried this recipe when I was living overseas (where wheat germ, among other things =) was very expensive) - so, I would make this without the wheat germ and put either extra oats of extra flour in the recipe to replace it. Sometimes it was still too watery so I'd just decrease the milk. I LOVE this recipe and make it all the time! It works best when you let the oats soak in the milk for the full 10 minutes (or longer) to get a thicker batter (which I tried to skip out on once in awhile because I was hungry or in a hurry!). Now that I'm back in America, I love topping them with a little sugar-free maple syrup, although I think they're wonderful plain as well! Oh - I also have tried adding either a teaspoon of vanilla extract or cinnamon just to change it up a little. Yummy, delicious, and nutritious.
I had to add about 1/2 cup whole wheat flour because the batter was too runny. I used instant oats instead of the rolled, maybe that was why? Anyway, I also needed to add about 2 tsps. of baking powder because they were coming out completely flat at first. But after that, these pancakes were Fabulous! They were light, moist and flavorful. Thanks for a great recipe.
Wonderful recipe! Very light delicate texture. I did make a few substitutions. I used lowfat buttermilk instead of milk, raw wheat germ instead of toasted, flax oil instead of canola oil, and becuase I was out of regular Quaker Oats, I used the new low sugar Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal packets (3 of them) and it turned out wonderfully. This will not only be in my make again list, but in my make often list!! Thanks!