Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oat-rageous Chocolate Chip Pancakes

One Saturday afternoon, my mom and I decided to take a trip to Barnes & Noble, a.k.a. the best store ever. After grabbing a couple of lattes from the in-store Starbucks, we started browsing. As my mom was trying to choose which Edith Wharton book to read next, I started to walk toward the cookbooks. Halfway there, I stopped at a display of Hungry Girl cookbooks. Catchy,I thought, so I picked up Hungry Girl: 200 under 200. Flipping through, I found quick, easy, and low-cal recipes. I thought it would be fun, so I bought it. I never actually made it to the cookbook section.

Of all of the recipes I've tried in this cookbook, this one is my favorite. (I'm planning on doing a review of the cookbook in the future.) I couldn't tell you how many times I've made these for an after-school snack.

After a long day, my mom and I were driving home in the car. I was exhausted. "I just want to be in my chair with my pancakes," I said. And these are those pancakes.


3 tablespoons regular oats (not instant)
3 tablespoons fat-free liquid egg substitutes
2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon light vanilla soy milk
1/2 tablespoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt
Dash of cinnamon


Place all ingredients in a small bowl, except for chocolate chips. Mix well, and then fold in the chocolate chips.

Bring a large pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Pour batter in the pan, forming two pancakes. Once pancakes begin to bubble on the top, gently flip. Cook until both sides are lightly browned and the insides are cooked through.

This recipe makes two pancakes for 210 calories. Now, I know this is from the 200 under 200 cookbook, but I substitute 2 teaspoons of sugar (30 calories) for one packet of Splenda (0 calories). I like to put Fat Free Reddi Wip on top (5 calories a serving), but you could also use maple syrup or whatever else you please!

When I make this, I always double the recipe. That way I can have my favorite pancakes that day and the next!


Kim said...

Chocolate chips pancakes -- low cal! Yay! Sounds delish.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

In all my years of cooking I have never tried chocolate chips in my pancakes. Yours look so yummy.

Margaret said...

They are! :) I'm thinking about making some more today.

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