Easy Recipe! How to Make High Protein Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
For teens who live with diabetes, graduating from high school and moving into adult life brings a lot of new responsibilities. Food - and getting comfortable cooking healthy meals for themselves - is one of the biggest things teens living with type 1 diabetes have to tackle as they transition to their first apartment or dorm room.
Breakfast foods are a great way to introduce basic cooking techniques, and set teens up for feeling confident in the kitchen!
This recipe for high protein oatmeal banana pancakes isn’t just easy - it’s also super healthy, and makes enough for friends to enjoy too!
Quick Tip Before You Start: If you only have a small, smoothie size blender, you may need to mix batter in a bowl first and blend in small batches to ensure a smooth product.
Ingredients: (makes 12-15 pancakes)
2 cups flaked oats or oat flour (use GF if necessary)
2 ripe bananas
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tsp. baking powder
Butter, coconut oil or spray oil for frying
Optional: nutmeg, vanilla extract, cinnamon, chocolate chips, blueberries
- If using oats grind them to a flour in your blender first.
- Then, add all ingredients to a high power blender.
- Blend until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Add oil or butter to your pan on medium heat.
- Add batter to pan.
- When you see the batter bubbling, give them a flip.
- When both sides are golden brown, they are ready to serve.
Recipe Servings: 4 pancakes
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