Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes
Whether you like pancakes or waffles, this recipe is perfect for breakfast. Skip the syrup for a natural sweet topping like fresh berries.
This versatile recipe for either waffles or pancakes is not just delicious but healthy too. Pecans offer antioxidants that may help promote heart health and are a rich source of vitamin E. By skipping the syrup and replacing it with fresh berries, this dish provides another source of powerful antioxidants, plus fiber!
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1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ cup unsalted pecans, chopped
2 large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note)
1 ½ cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, stems removed and cut in half
1 cup fresh blackberries, rinsed
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Tip: For pancakes, do not separate eggs. Mix whole eggs with milk and oil, and eliminate steps 4 and 5.
Makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 3 small (2-inch) or 1 large (6-inch) waffle or pancake
Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 50 g
Sodium: 331 mg
Added Sugars: 1.5 grams
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 107 mg