Oat Bran Pancakes - This delicious, high fiber pancake recipe makes a healthy and satisfying breakfast for one hungry eater, and they're very easy to make!
I won't bore you with all of the benefits of oat bran, but I will tell you why I like it!
Not only is oat bran candida-friendly, it's also a great source of fiber, which helps keep things moving.
I try to rotate what I eat every day so as to avoid becoming allergic to it, and every night before I make these pancakes, I get excited!
Who am I kidding, I pretty much get excited for breakfast every night, but these are special.
They're quick and easy to make, totally sugar-free, and very filling!
Usually, when I have a smoothie in the morning, I'm hungry again an hour or two later, but these easily keep me satisfied until lunch time.
Ingredients and substitutions
These are very simple, basic pancakes and only require four major ingredients.
Oat bran - This is the base of the recipe. I usually buy mine from Trader Joe's or I get it in bulk from a local health food store.
Eggs - These bind the pancakes together and also add protein.
Greek yogurt - Another source of protein and it offers a nice 'tang' to the pancake. You can substitute applesauce or pumpkin puree.
Salt - Add in a few dashes for flavor.
How to make oat bran pancakes
Please watch the video below to see exactly how I make these, but here also is a list of steps and photos.
Begin by whisking the eggs, yogurt, and any flavorings in a medium bowl.
Stir in the oat bran. You can also add fruit in at this point, or add it to the top of the pancakes, like I do in the video.
Using a little butter or coconut oil, fry the pancakes one by one in a non-stick skillet.
How to serve
My favorite sugar-free way to eat these is with a spoonful of coconut oil or butter, a dash of sea salt, and a good sprinkle of cinnamon.
A few blueberries doesn't hurt either.
Some other lower sugar ideas you might try include:
-Banana or apple (These sauteed apples are delicious atop pancakes, and they taste like apple pie filling without the sugar!)
-Chopped nuts or seeds
-Coconut, goji berries, other dried fruit
-Some type of nut or seed butter 'frosting' (This peanut butter 'frosting' is awesome!)
Hungry for more pancakes?
Oat Bran Pancakes
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
- few dashes dash salt
- ½ cup oat bran
- vanilla extract
- blueberries fresh or frozen
- Whisk eggs, yogurt, salt, and spices until well combined.
- Stir in oat bran until a batter forms.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat (cast iron works great!).
- Add some butter or coconut oil.
- Once melted and slightly foamy, dollop in the batter to form three equal-sized pancakes.
- Flip when you see tiny bubbles form and you can easily get your spatula under the cake without it breaking.
- Cook on the opposite side for 30-60 seconds.
- Serve as desired (see above for ideas!).
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!