Monday MMM MMM

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. Fast though, wasn’t it? Seems to me like it was over in the blink of an eye. But, who am I kidding, I’m a teacher, and with the summer off, every day feels like a weekend day! I still enjoy the actual weekend, if only just the principle of it….

Saturday night, the husband and I put the kiddos to bed and played a little pool out in the garage, and for some reason, he brought up having pancakes for breakfast. Now, pancakes are something I gave up a long time ago. The term “Bisquick” doesn’t exactly exist in my diet vocabulary anymore, if you know what I mean. And yet, the idea of once again eating a plateful of delicious, warm pancakes was very enticing. I’m ashamed to admit that I actually dreamed about pancakes that night, and as you can imagine, I woke up a determined dieter to uncover a way to have healthy, clean pancakes.

I scoured Pinterest for a little bit, searching for that perfect pancake recipe, but couldn’t find something that really met all my requirements. I felt a little discouraged, until I realized the recipe had been right under my nose the entire time. And enter the perfect clean eating oatmeal pancake.

I found this recipe on a bag of oat flour I had stored in the back of my pantry that I had purchased to make my own protein bars. I tweaked it a bit, because what is a recipe without tweaking? These little pancakes came out delicious, satisfied my pancake craving, and ended the hunt for a clean pancake recipe. Perhaps it may end yours, too!

Clean Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes 25 pancakes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup oats
3/4 cup oat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 packets Truvia
2 eggs, whites and yolks separated into different bowls
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk to boiling. Add oats and stir, let sit 5 minutes.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix oat flour, baking soda, salt and Truvia.
3. Add oatmeal and milk mixture to mixing bowl and stir.
4. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks and olive oil. Add to mixing bowl.
5. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until frothy and add to mixing bowl.
6. If batter is too thick, add milk until desired consistency is reached.
7. Using a tablespoon, drop batter onto a greased skillet. Cook until bubbles form on top, and flip to cook other side. You can also use a 1/4 cup to measure batter to make larger pancakes.

Nutrition Information (per 1 pancake)
38 calories
1.5 g fat
4.5 g carbs
1.5 g protein

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Aren’t they just adorable little things!

Top these however you want: honey, syrup, peanut butter, fresh fruit, etc.

These clean pancakes are also 3-year old approved, so you really can’t go wrong!

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Have fun eating clean!

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