Oatmeal Egg White Spice Pancakes + A Chocolate Version

Oatmeal is one of those things that you can eat in the morning and you won’t feel full until it’s time for a late lunch. Oatmeal just sustains you with fiber and oatmeal is known for lowering bad cholesterol.

Oatmeal Pancakes Beauty and the Beets

I will tell you they are a bit messy on the griddle as the batter of rolled oats and egg whites don’t mix super well together but the end result is worth it. Especially this time of year when you add both cinnamon and nutmeg.

Oatmeal Spice Pancakes Beauty and the Beets

These pancakes are super easy to make and super healthy with ingredients that are usually already in the pantry.

Oatmeal Egg White Pancakes Beauty and the Beets

The recipe makes 2 pancakes which is enough for most people. However, the recipe can be doubled and/or tripled to feed more people.

Oatmeal Egg White Spice Pancakes
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Serves: 2
  • Coconut oil spray (or vegetable oil spray)
  • ¾ cup rolled oats (or instant oats)
  • ½ cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar (I use coconut sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Spray a griddle with coconut oil spray and preheat over medium high heat.
  2. Mix the remaining ingrendients iin a mixing bowl. Due to the rolled oats the batter will not be smooth like traditional pancake batters.
  3. Pour the batter onto the griddle (will make two pancakes) and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately and top with fresh bananas, strawberries and blueberries (optional)

Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Pancakes Beauty and the Beets

I made a chocolate version as well which were a little more popular around my house. Either way the recipe is very versatile and is easily adaptable to any flavor you choose to add.

Chocolate Oatmeal Pancakes Beauty and the Beets

Chocolate Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
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adapted from Joy Bauer
Serves: 2
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
  • cooking oil spray
  • chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, strawberries and powdered sugar for garnish
  1. Spray a large skillet with cooking oil spray and preheat the skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Pour the batter into 2 large pancakes onto the skillet.
  3. Cook for 2½ minutes, flip pancakes and cook for another 2½ minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with syrup and a chocolate drizzle. Top with chocolate chips, fresh sliced strawberries and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

I think the best part is that both recipes takes less than 10 minutes to make- from mixing bowl to plate. What do you think?

Oatmeal Egg White Spice Pancakes by Beauty and the Beets

The Bunionectomy Video

No, I am not going to show you a video of a surgical procedure.

As most of you know, I had foot surgery last December to remove a bunion on my left foot. A bunion is basically when the bones in the foot start moving in opposite directions and let me tell you- it is incredibly painful. I had my ups and downs during recovery following the surgery, some days were much better than others but overall I am glad to have had the surgery. I have been slowly returning to running- I only have a few days left before my first half marathon since the surgery.

Orlando Foot and Ankle bunionectomy Beauty and the Beets

Of course it helps when you have a great doctor/surgeon. Shortly after my procedure, I was asked by the Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic to participate in a project where they gathered some of their patients and filmed testimonials for the clinic to use in commercials and promotions.

Orlando Foot and Ankle Beauty and the Beets

Although I hate the way I wiggled when I talked, and the “smoky eye” makeup is not me (they had a makeup artist on hand to get everyone camera-ready), I am pleased with how it turned out. Take a look for yourself:

Happy Thursday everyone!