Why does oatmeal have to be boring? Guess what, it doesn't! Here's my take as a body transformation specialist. Why not blend it and make it into an easy pancake? Oats are a complex carbohydrate containing good amounts of fibre. It is also low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It also contains thiamin, magnesium and phosphorus, and is a very good source of manganese. The addition of ground flax, hemp hearts and an egg provides a good dose of quality fats and protein.
Back when I was competing in natural bodybuilding I would have the typical bowl of oatmeal and eggs for breakfast. It gets boring....really quickly! I would change it up on the weekends by making the exact same thing into a pancake. Instead of syrup I would use a touch of almond butter. Not as good, but it met my needs. Again, so easy to make!
Take 1/3-1/2 cup of large flake oats and make them into oat flour by whirling in your coffee grinder or blender. Pour into a bowl and add 1/4 tsp baking powder, 2 TBSP hemp hearts, 1 TBSP ground flax seed and 1 egg. Mix together and add however much milk beverage you need to reach your desired pancake consistency.
Heat a frying pan with a bit of coconut oil and add half of the batter in. Fry as you would any pancake and put onto plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter. Once done, add to the plate and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.
If you are adding an egg, cook that in your favourite style and place on top. Again, if you choose, add a slight drizzle of pure Canadian maple syrup, a sliver of avocado and maybe a berry or two. So good...and so easy! Dig in and enjoy! Let me know how you liked this recipe by commenting below!
Shirley Van Egmond
Personal Fitness Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Helping women over 40 get strong and healthy bodies so they can live their best life!