I was in a cooking mood last night, so I made a batch of healthy pancakes and I'm sharing the recipe with you. They're (amazingly!) made with no flour, but they have the consistency and thickness of a fluffy, flour-filled pancake and the punch of a protein shake.
My only qualm is the slight bland-ness of the taste. Granted, they are hearty, and I still enjoyed eating them, but adding a batch of blueberries or chocolate chips and dousing them in maple syrup definitely didn't hurt.
4 egg whites
1/2 cup part skim or fat free ricotta cheese
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/4 cup chocolate chips or blueberries
Maple syrup, for serving
Whisk together egg whites, ricotta and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk baking powder, salt, oat bran, and almonds. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just blended. Batter will be thick and lumpy. Add a little milk if it's too thick. Add chocolate chips or blueberries and mix lightly.
Spray a cooking pan over medium heat and drop spoonfuls of batter on it. Flip the pancakes when they're golden brown. Serve stacked high!
This picture looks just like my blueberry muffin batter, doesn't it? ;)