Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vanilla Oat Bran Protein Pancakes with Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

These pancakes are light and fluffy and will give you great energy to start your day! Chia seeds can soak up to 70 times their weight in water. Which makes them perfect for storing energy and helping you stay full for longer!  :-)

I recommend making the chia seed jam the night before you plan on making these pancakes for breakfast.


1/3 cup oat bran
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp stevia
1/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blueberry Jam:
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tsp stevia

To make the jam, just microwave the blueberries for 1-2 minutes until they are tender. Add stevia and chia seeds and mash with a fork until blended. EASY! :-)  Makes 2 servings.
NOTE: It is best to let jam set in fridge for at least 3 hours (or overnight). This will give the chia seeds time to soak.

For the Pancakes: Put egg whites in separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients together and Mix wet ingredients. Combine. Then beat the egg whites until they reach stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into batter. Try not to over mix.

Pour about 1/4 cup pancake batter on hot, greased griddle (or skillet)  for each pancake. Cook until top bubbles, then flip and cook until golden. Makes 3-4 pancakes.

Serve blueberry jam hot or cold on top of pancakes.


Nutrition Facts - Pancakes: 317 calories, 37g carbs, 5g fat, 31g protein
                          Jam: 1 serving: 56 calories, 11g carbs, 2g fat, 2g protein

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