Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My own recipe---Vanilla Protein-Packed MultiGrain Pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Ready In: 30 minutes 
Servings: 4 
1/2 cup quick cooking oats 
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
1/4 cup whole wheat flour 
1 tsp. baking powder 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1 dash salt (optional) 
1 and 1/2 scoops of vanilla flavored protein powder 
1 cup low-fat or fat free buttermilk 
1 egg 
cooking spray 
1/8 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional) 
1. Place the oats into a blender or a food-processor.  Grind until the oats are  a flour-like powder.   
2. Begin warming a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.   
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: ground oat flour,  all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and  protein powder.  Mix well.   
4. Add egg and buttermilk to the dry ingredients.   
5. Mix until all flour is incorporated.   
6. Let stand for a few minutes until the mixture becomes slightly bubbly.   
7. When a drop of water sizzles and evaporates almost immediately the skillet or griddle is ready.   
8. Spray skillet with cooking spray.   
9. Pour batter onto hot skillet.  Cover and let cook until bubbles cover the surface of the pancake. Depending on the heat of your skillet or griddle and how crispy you like your pancakes, this usually takes around 2 or 3 minutes.    
10. If desired, add the pecans or walnuts now, before flipping. 
11. Shake the pancake to make sure it slides easily.  Then flip with a spatula  or egg-turner.   
12. Cook another minute on the backside, until slightly browned.   
13. Then remove to a plate and continue with the rest of the batter. 
Recipe Submission from Erin, Emailed from 6/24/2009 

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