Diet Friendly Dish: Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

So my kids were begging for pancakes for dinner last, which is great for them. Not so much for us as we try to cut back on our unhealthy carbs at night time. We wanted to join the kiddos on pancake night so we decided to take a healthy approach.

Oatmeal-pro-pancakes

We thought about it and decided to create our own oat flour by grinding up the old fashioned oats that we always have on hand (we buy in bulk) and create homemade pancakes with that.

First we took two cups of oats and placed it into our blender, mixing it up to a fine powder.  We then made our own pancake mix:

Mix all ingredients together and pour desired amount onto griddle on medium heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side and then flip.  Cook until center is cooked through.

*We added the protein for 2 reasons: 1) We are working out often and want to maintain healthy protein levels in all of our food. 2) The vanilla protein was for added flavor because we were not using syrup, only peanut butter as our topping.