Monday, February 16, 2009

Oatmeal Pancakes

Over the past week, I have been working on trying to get this recipe right, and I think I did it.

The original recipe is in Joy's LIFE Diet Book -- which we are attempting (poorly) to follow.... but of course, I had to change it a bit to be gluten free. It called for instant oats, so first try, I just followed exactly what was in the book and switched out instant oats for gluten free. Didn't quite work, it didn't hold together, we also used the wrong pan, it looks like a crepe:

Then I modified the recipe a bit -- used the GF Oats, but added a spoonful of pumpkin - and about 1/2 tbsp of gf all-purpose mix, much better consistency - we also used a smaller round pan: 
Third time was a charm... added more pumpkin, and a heaping tbsp of pancake mix, and we got a nice big delicious pancake with a great texture (the forkful at the top of the page is the winning pancake:

Gluten Free Oat Pancake
4 egg whites (whisk for a few minutes)
1/2 cup of gluten free oats
Heaping spoonful of pumpkin (no sugar added!) add as much as you like
1/2 tbsp vanilla - or more if you like
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp pancake mix 
1 tbsp granulated sugar

Mix everything together in a bowl -- spray a pan with cooking spray and pour in mixture. Edges will start to look finished just like a pancake - flip, cook until done -- only takes about 8 minutes or so. Finish with light syrup or whatever you like!

Hope you enjoy it -- it's incredibly filling & healthy too! 


kj @where my boys at? said...

These sound really good!
I'm glad you're back blogging more. I found you a few weeks ago, kept going back to look for updates, and now you're posting! Yeah!

Liz said...

Yuuuuum. I can't wait to make these Ali -- and they're so healthy!

Ketaki said...


Ketki here ..dietician from India..
i wana ask hw to make dough? we dnt make pancakes in india much..can u help m in making oat-dough in healthy way?

waiting for ur response