Aside from smoothies, the summer I trained for my half marathon the only things I ate for breakfast were oatmeal or egg whites. Luckily for me, I came across a recipe that combined the two so that I could switch it up!
These are high protein “pancakes” (I use that term loosely because they really have their shape in common with pancakes…and that is it). They are super simple, taste pretty good and make you feel full for a long time. I will say that the consistency can take some time to get used to, but you can adjust to make it more suitable to your tastes.
- 1/4 cup of quick oats
- 3 egg whites (A little over a 1/3 of a cup if you use All Whites in a carton)
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (if you don’t have any, just leave it out.)
- All Natural Peanut or Almond butter (optional)
- Choice of non-stick spray or oil (olive oil and coconut oil are my go to choices)
Combine the oats and the egg whites until oats are covered in egg whites. This helps makes them stick together when forming the “pancake.” Add cinnamon and vanilla and mix well. Use your choice of non-stick spray or oil, lightly oil a skillet (this is important…these WILL stick if you don’t use something.) Use a spoon to put mixture into pan and shape into a pancake. Flip once the first side is set, you can start to see the edges becoming brown and solid. Then enjoy!
Like I said, you will find a consistency that works best to your taste. I do not like mine egg-y, so I use a little less egg whites than this recipe suggests. I also like to put a natural nut butter on mine, some people use a Greek yogurt and honey mixture. If you’re not going for extreme health and don’t mind a little syrup do that, I did sometimes. I do love this recipe because it’s so simple you can really do anything to it. I add mashed banana to the mixture sometime too. Happy eating!