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July 15, 2011

Redbook Oat-rageous Chocolate-Chip Pancakes

I've been struggling with getting my two growing boys to eat breakfast. Some weeks they love eggs, the next they hate them, and so on and so forth. I have tried just about every breakfast recipe I can find, with no luck in getting them to eat anything more than a bite or two. The one breakfast food that they have been pretty good about eating at least a little of, is pancakes. I love pancakes also, but most of the time I prepare them with white flour, sometimes with fruit, but overall they are lacking in the nutrition department. I have been trying to find a healthier pancake recipe and was pleased when the July issue of Redbook magazine had a recipe for Oat-rageous Chocolate-Chip Pancakes.

This recipe has 10 ingredients including salt. I used regular egg whites, rather than liquid egg whites and tripled the recipe, so I used 3 egg whites total. I made the rest of the recipe as stated with no modifications. I did notice that even when tripled, the recipe made far fewer pancakes than the 5 suggested per serving. In total my tripled recipe made about 10 pancakes.

My two boys really enjoyed these pancakes. They only noticed that the pancakes had chocolate chips, not that they also included whole-wheat flour and old-fashioned oats. I liked that since only egg whites were used that the fat is lower and that there are whole grains, which Im trying to incorporate more in my kid's diet. I would recommend using two eggs whites per serving. I felt that the pancakes were a little thick and increasing the egg whites would make for fluffier pancakes. Overall,  a great nutritious way to get healthy grains into my family's diet.

For the recipe go to Redbook Oat-rageous Chocolate-chip Pancakes.

11 comments:

  1. I'll have to look up that recipe;) My kids can't stand whole wheat pancakes and refuse to eat them... I'd love to get some more WW in them using something they already like;)

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  2. What a great blog you have! I love the recipes and your thoughts on them. Here in Belgium, we hardly ever eat pancakes for breakfast, we make a thinner kind as afternoonsnack, crepes. I eat cereals or bread most of the times, but I should complement it with fruit to make it healthier, probably. I think your pancakes look great though, might give it a try.

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  3. oh wow! those pancakes look like the perfect way to start the day!

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  6. The chocolate pancakes sound really good.
    I bet the boys did love it.
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  7. I actually just tried whole wheat flour pancakes this morning with real buttermilk. They didn't turn out super great but the kids loved them! Maybe I'll try the chocolate chip variety next time! Thanks for the post, following back from the hop!

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  8. Wow, everything on your blog looks so yummy!

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  9. Thanks for the visit and the follow, I am now following you too from the Sundae Hop! These sound wonderful, I think I have found my new breakfast food! Thanks, Angela

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  10. I love the Oat-radgouse recipe! I have made them several times!! Instead of egg yoke or egg subsitute I use REAL eggs! I love them with Mixed Berries or just Blue Berries!! I have yet to make them with Chockolate chips, I think I may try it next time! I have tripled the resipe for the the family!! I'm suprised how filling they are! there a great make ahead item, They reheat in the Microwave well!!!

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    1. I love anything with berries, sounds yummy! I have made them with regular eggs also and they work great! They do re-heat really well, I make a bunch at the beginning of the week and then re-heat for breakfast during the week for my two boys.

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