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Friday, July 8, 2011

Oatmeal Pancakes with Whipped Strawberry Butter

Don't you just feel awesome when you make a perfectly healthy meal..then ruin it by adding an unhealthy topping (a la whipped butter and maple syrup as I did below!). I am going to show you how to accomplish this feat!
First make your Oatmeal as per package instructions. Instant Oatmeal would work for this too!
Make about 4 cups worth for this recipe.
 Add any of your favourite flavours to the oatmeal. I like to add Cinnamon, Vanilla extract, 1 scoop of Protein Powder and organic honey. But you can also add some dried fruit and nuts...anything that you would normally put in your oatmeal. Stir to combine.
 Let your oatmeal cool down a bit (about 5 minutes or so) and add about 1/3 cup of liquid egg whites. I buy the cartons of them and freeze them until i am ready to use them. Stir to combine and get your frying pan ready.
 Set the temperature to medium low and ladle in about 1/2 cup of the oatmeal mixture at a time. These do take longer to set up than regular pancakes, so be patient and cook slowly.
 Once the bottom has set up and is lightly browned, you can flip very carefully. The pancake will fall apart if the bottom is not cooked enough.
 There you have it...a nice healthy breakfast...great to take to go in the mornings too! But if you want to go over to the dark side...follow me.
 Take 3/4 cup of room temperature unsalted butter and whip using a hand held mixer or a whisk until the butter is light and fluffy.
 Add 2 Tbsp of either fresh finely chopped strawberries or strawberry preserves. I used some of that runny homemade jam I made.
 Mix to combine and place in your fridge for about 5 minutes to set.
 Top your Oatmeal pancakes with the Whipped Strawberry butter
and pure Maple Syrup...mmm mmm good!
Enjoy your weekend!

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