Tuesday, April 15, 2014

French Toast Pancakes



This recipe combines my favorite two breakfast foods into one- pancakes that really do taste like French toast- who doesn’t love that? Plus, they are so healthy and easy to make!


French Toast Pancakes
*I adapted this recipe from one used on the Biggest Loser to meet the 21-Day Fix parameters.
Makes 10-12 pancakes
Serving Size: 3-4 pancakes
21-Day Fix Portion (per serving): 1½ red, 1 yellow

Ingredients
·         1 cup egg whites
·         1 cup fat free cottage cheese
·         1 cup whole grain oats
·         1 tbsp cinnamon
·         1 tsp raw sugar or stevia
·         1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
1.      Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds)
2.      Pour onto a lightly greased griddle or griddle pan (I use a very small amount of real, unsalted butter)
3.      Cook until lightly brown on both sides
4.      Drizzle with 1 tsp of 100% pure maple syrup


30 comments:

  1. How do you count this in the 21 Day Fix?? I am not sure which color to put it under.

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  2. Here's how it breaks down:
    The recipe makes 10-12 pancakes
    Serving Size: 3-4 pancakes
    21-Day Fix Portion (per serving): 1½ red, 1 yellow

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  3. is it really 1 Tbsp cinnamon? Mine looked much darker than yours and were a little overly cinnamony.. just wondered if it should be 1 tsp?

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    1. I usually just eyeball the cinnamon, so you can adjust it to how much you prefer personally. My daughter doesn't like syrup with her pancakes, so I usually add extra cinnamon to give it some added flavor :)

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  4. I usually put cinnamon and nutmeg in mine! Delicious :-)

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    1. I made the pancakes today and they were very tasty! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  5. What if I don't have cottage cheese any suggestions?

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    1. Hmm, maybe try plain greek yogurt? Let me know how it turns out!

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  6. Thanks for the recipe this is certainly helping to keep motivated, great tasting pancakes!!!

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  7. Thanks for all the recipes... Just stated 21 day fix and happy to see all your posts!! Going to try these next weekend!!

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  8. how much of the mix do you pour to make one pancake? 1/4 cup? 1/3 cup?

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    1. I usually use 1/4 cup- seems to make a nice size pancake :)

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  9. I used 1/4 cup and got 11 pancakes

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  10. What about the syrup? Is that allowed? Or does it substitute for one of the color cups?

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    1. 21 day fix allows you to have 2 tsp of a clean sweetener each day (like sugar in the raw, stevia, honey, or 100% pure maple syrup). There's technically not a color container portion to check off for that, so you just need to make sure you keep your sugar intake within that daily parameter. Hope that helps!

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  11. Can these be frozen and re-heated?

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    1. I would guess yes but I've never personally tried. I have refrigerated and reheated them successfully though :)

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  12. I freeze mine...then pop them in microwave in the am. Still taste great

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  13. Can you sub ricotta cheese for the cottage cheese?

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  15. Just made these this morning. My husband who knows what he likes and doesn't normally stray much loved these. I just poured the batter to the size we normally make our pancakes and got about 8. I ate 2 as my 21df portion. Thank you!

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  16. I cannot figure out how this is 1 1/2 reds?

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    1. Cottage cheese and egg whites are counted as red. I think I did my math correct :)... I know they have adjusted the portions of egg whites since the original release of the eating plan, so let me know if the count needs to be revised (I only have the original version that didn't include egg whites, so I followed the substitution equivalents)

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  17. Can I use whole eggs? How many would I use?

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    1. Definitely. I would try 2 and see how it turns out!

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  18. how many eggs do you use to get the 1 cup of egg whites?

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