2 egg whites
1 cup apples, peeled sliced and pre-cooked*
¾ cup oatmeal
¾ cup multi-grain pancake mix
2 scoops vanilla protein mix
2 tablespoons vanilla or plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup blueberries, rinsed well
Nonstick cooking spray
*Strawberries, bananas, kiwi slices, blueberries and apples with a dollop of nonfat yogurt and cinnamon make for a great topping!
1. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat egg whites then add apples, oatmeal, pancake mix, protein, yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Slowly add ¼ c. water and mix until batter is a thick consistency, (spatula should stand upright in batter.) If batter is too thick add a little more water; if it is too thin add a little more oatmeal. Next, gently fold in blueberries.
2. Preheat large skillet with nonstick spray over medium-high heat. Place four large spoonfuls of batter in hot skillet, pancakes should be approximately 3 inches in diameter. Check pancakes in two-three minutes by sliding spatula under checking for desired brownness. Flip pancakes and repeat to other side. Repeat; makes 5-6 pancakes.
3. Serve hot, top with more cooked apples and blueberries, honey, low-fat syrup or even low-fat yogurt. Sprinkle with cinnamon and Mmmmm what a great way to start the perfect day!
*To pre-cook apples simply microwave on high for two minutes.