YUM! And they’re good for you too :). I am trying to use less (if any, really) white flour when I cook. And now that I’ve taken the plunge and bought a Vitamix with the dry grains container, making my own flour is too easy!
I love oatmeal and so does Quint, so I decided for these I would use flour made from steel cut oats! I don’t know what I like better, the actual flour, or watching the Vitamix blast the steel oats into oblivion. Mwahaha…
OK, so here is the recipe for the pancakes. Makes about 12 small, but very filling pancakes!
1/4 cup steel cut oats
2 tbsp vanilla whey (I used a sweet cream flavor once too, and I am going to try it with Vanilla Shakeology when I get it!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
2 egg whites
About 1/2 peach
First, put the steel cut oats in the Vitamix. Start on 1 and then gradually increase to “high.” Leave it on high for about 10 seconds until the flour is billowing around in there. Add all your other ingredients and and blend until it looks like, well, pancake batter!
Heat your skillet over medium heat. Grease your skillet (I use Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray) and pour silver dollar shaped rounds onto the skillet. Wait until those little bubbles form on top and flip them over!
For the Sauce, I blended 1/2 container lemon greek yogurt and a handful of blueberries. Not too much, just enough so that it was all combined. You could add a spoonful of cottage cheese if you wanted to thicken it up or if you add too many blueberries.
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