For those of you who have given up a big carb-filled breakfast to eat healthy, here’s a recipe for you:
1 cup uncooked whole-grain oats (non-instant, the bigger ones)
6 egg whites
1 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnnamon
3 tsp sugar substitute
1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
1/4 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
Lightly coat a skillet or griddle with non-stick cooking spray; place over medium heat.
In a blender, mix egg whites for 30 sec, then add oats, cottage cheese vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar substitute. Blend on medium until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour batter onto hot skillet about 1/3 cup at a time. Wait for bubbles to begin bursting on top, then flip and cook until golden brown.
Place a portion of pancakes on two separate plates and serve with syrup and berries.
**This batter is also good in a Belgian waffle maker!
For those with high activity levels, or in a mass-building phase, you may add a strip or two of turkey bacon (it’s really not so bad).