Tuesday, March 9, 2010

An Elia Pancake

Regular Oatmeal with 2 egg whites, 2 Splenda, and 1 mashed banana.
The Elia Pancake after the flip, see how brown it is???
Voila! The final product that was so enjoyed by me!
I started making these pancakes, now dubbed the "Elia pancake," when I was in Aruba over winter break. They are super healthy and low in calories and ridiculously easy.
Here's what you need to make Elia Pancakes:
1 package of instant oatmeal (any flavor, I use regular flavor and add 2 splenda, total of 100 calories)
2 egg whites (about 40 calories, 6 grams of protein)
*(A Large egg can be substituted for the 2 egg whites, that's 70 calories and 7 grams of protein.)
Mix together in a bowl, spray a small pan with Pam spray, and pour batter in. Let cook on each side for about 2-3 minutes till golden brown. Put on a plate and enjoy plain (since you put the splenda in it, it's already sweet) or with syrup, agave nectar, or I sometimes eat it with peanut butter. Make sure to measure out the peanut butter, I think 1 tablespoon is the perfect amount (90 calories).
So to recap, this whole breakfast is just 220 calories, if you do it my way. I tried adding a mashed banana into the batter and it was even more yummy than the plain one (total calories would be 320)! This breakfast leaves you with another 100-200 calories for a mid-morning snack at like around 10 or 11am. This is when I'll eat a fruit or a greek yogurt to boost up the protein count for breakfast. If you put a banana in the pancake don't eat another fruit for your mid-morning snack, stick with the yogurt!
The only negative thing is that these pancakes are best eaten right off the pan. You can make them ahead and keep in the fridge for a couple of days. I have tried reheating in the microwave and they are fine, just not as soft as they were when they were fresh. The same issue arises when you toast them. So stick to eating them fresh, they literally take 5-8 minutes to prepare and make!


  1. I just tried this for my dinner. delicious!

  2. I've been meaning to tell you, these pancakes are fantastic! Delicious, easy, filling.



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