Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pancake Makeover

Pancakes are usually wasted calories. Yes, they are light and fluffy, but they are definitely not filling and I sure don't feel satisfied after eating them.

These pancakes WILL leave you feeling satisfied. They are hearty and filling and have a hefty 8 grams of protein per serving. That is twice as much as a pancake made from a regular mix. These pancakes also have all of the goodness of whole grains in them to give you lots of energy.

Just make sure to read ALL of the directions as the batter needs to sit around 40 minutes before you make the pancakes. Step 1 can even be done the night before so you are ready to roll in the morning.

I am not sure if there is an American equivalent to the main ingredient, Red River Cereal (man, you Americans have crummy Smarties, Kinder Eggs are banned and there is no Red River do you live??) Here is a place you can order it. Amazon has it too.

Anyhoo, without further ado, here is a really yummy recipe for pancakes in a way you probably haven't had them before

Hearty Red River and Oats Pancakes


  • 1/2 cup Original Red River Cereal
  • 1 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups 1 % milk
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil


1. Combine Red River cereal with 3/4 cup BOILING WATER and let stand 30 minutes
2. Add oats and milk, let stand 10 minutes, until milk is absorbed
3. Combine dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl
4. Add eggs and oil to cereal mixture. Mix well, and add to flour mixture, beating until smooth.
5. Spoon batter by 1/4cupfuls onto preheated lightly greased griddle or frying pan. Cook until bubbles break on surface and underside is golden. Turn and cook other side until golden. Serve hot with butter and syrup or honey.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 pancakes
Calories 229
Calories from Fat 85

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 9.3g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 9%
Cholesterol 74.8mg 24%
Sodium 25%
Total Carbohydrate 27.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 8%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 8.5g 17%

Fat: 37%
Carbs: 47%
Protein: 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.

1 comment:

  1. Shanny12:55 am

    Hi, I am just checking out your blog. I've been telling my mom about this amazing pancake I have made it twice now and it has a permanent place in our fridge ready for breakfasts, quick snacks (I served it today for lunch to Claira with peanut butter and hazelnut spread and Alan toasted one last night with sharp cheddar cheese on top
    ....Anyway, my mom is intrigued so I'm sharing with her too (she's not exactly computer literate so I will copy and paste into an email for her.
    Did not realize you've been blogging for a few've done a fabulous job and you are so interesting!...

    I'm kinda getting a bug to do so to so I may be blogging some day soon but for now, I'd better head to bed after I make my donation to the Haiti relief!