It’s that daily Middle East conflict we go through every morning… Sweet pancakes? Oatmeal? Or classic omelet and brown toast?
When you are on a strict diet and you are trying your hardest to hit your weight and fitness goals, there is no room for confusion. Really, immediate decision often end up dramatically.
You know the drill. You are standing in the kitchen looking around for something to snack on in the morning; meanwhile, you open the peanut butter jar and before you know it, it’s already half gone.
This is when these oatmeal pancakes come quite handy. They are already there in the morning and you are only 2-minute away from topping them with peanut butter and banana, or eggs and olives.
Before we dig into the reasons why I think this is a great find, let me tell you straight ahead how to make these nice little pancakes that will serve as your dessert and your main course.
- 100g of instant oatmeal (I used Kaya Whey Protein Oatmeal)
- 2 eggs
- 100ml skimmed milk (I used Juhayna 0% fat)
- A pinch of salt
(You can buy these ingredients from Recipe Box)
Instructions – Recipe
Mix all ingredients together and spread them on an oiled pan (I use either cooking spray or olive oil). Cook for a few minutes then flip and keep cooking till both sides are brownish.
I advise you to cover the pan while cooking on a medium heat and constantly check if you have burned them, yet 🙂
If you decided to stop here and go ahead and make the ingredients, bon appetite; if you are willing to take the less-traveled road and get to know why this oatmeal pancake recipe is crucial to your diet, please read on.
1- It cuts down your thinking about food in the morning.
You know, you are what you repeatedly do. And when you wake up in the morning, you are subconsciously at your best. What you think about at this early stage of the day goes along with you till dawn. And you seriously don’t want that to be food.
Grabbing these pancakes you made yesterday and shortening the preparation time will surely help you big time staying on track and focused on what matters most, your goals.
2- It seriously fills you for a good while.
As usual, you take that bowl of oatmeal, shovel it down your throat and you still feel empty. For right about ten minutes.
Then oats start working their magic and before you know it, you are completely full for hours and hours to come. It never fails.
3- You can (and should) keep them stored for two days or so.
Even though these oatmeal pancakes won’t exactly taste the same way they did two days ago when you just made them, they can really get by. They still taste nice and they can easily do the job they are there for. Keep you full and focused.
4- You can easily pack them to work or school.
They are tiny. And because they are really filling, you are not expected to take more than two pieces along with your lunch at the office. Whether you are packing honey with them, or packing broccoli and tuna.
I happen to like them best with olive paste, omelette and sometimes cheese, but don’t take my word for it. Go ahead and make these oatmeal pancakes and let me know how you ate them and how they tasted.