Cinnamon Bran Pancakes

Health Fare

December 04, 1990|By Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Nutritional breakdown

Makes about eight pancakes. Each pancake has:

* Calories: 115

* Protein: 5 grams

* Carbohydrates: 17 grams

* Fat: 3 grams

* Cholesterol: 1 milligram

* Sodium: 140 milligrams

Shopping list

* Buttermilk

* Eggs

* Oat bran

* Strawberry or other flavor preserves

Pantry: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, non-stick vegetable spray such as PAM, salt, sugar and vegetable oil

This low-fat breakfast can be prepared very quickly. The batter can be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator until needed. Top the pancakes with warmed preserves instead of sugary, calorie-laden syrups. Each teaspoon of Kraft brand preserves, for example, has about 16 calories. Warm the preserves in the microwave on medium power using a microwave-safe container.



3/4 cup oat bran

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 slightly beaten egg whites

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

1 tablespoon cooking oil

In a medium mixing bowl combine oat bran, flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a small mixing bowl combine egg whites, buttermilk and oil; beat with fork just until combined. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.

Spray a cold griddle or large skillet with non-stick spray coating; heat. For each pancake, spoon one-quarter cup of batter onto hot griddle. Cook over medium heat until golden, turning once.

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