I go through breakfast phases. I often stay within the same phase for a week or two and then rotate. Sometimes it's yoghurt and granola, sometimes poached egg on toast, sometimes cereal with fruit. When my guy is in town though, I like to break out of the phase and make something different. Something that takes enough effort to say "I love you" but not enough to make me have to get up two hours early, tear my hair out, and curse his name.
We eat fairly healthy in my house these days, and having just splurged a little on the calories the night before, I decided to whip up some pretty darn healthy oatcakes. I made Mango the theme of the day because we had the making of some kick ass Mango Mimosas, and nothing says classy like drinking out of a champagne flute at 10 in the morning.
These pancakes are tailored for my guy. Healthy, hearty, fruity. They are also really easy to make because honestly the best way to put them together is to throw all of the ingredients in a blender. You could use other fruit than Mango to similar result here. What you get is a cross between oatmeal and a pancake. Yummy, hearty, healthy, fancy looking, easy to make.
Mango Oat Pancakes
1 1/2 Cup Oats
1 Cup Non-Fat Milk
1 Tablespoon Low-Fat Butter substitute, melted
1/2 Cup Mango
2 Teaspoons Equivalent Stevia or 2 Teaspoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Put all of your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. In a non-stick pan, melt a little butter for just the first pancake. Pour a quarter of the batter in and cook over medium heat. When the edges start to get pretty tacky, flip the pancake and cook on the other side. The first side is about three minutes, the second side is closer to two.
Repeat for three more pancakes. Keep warm in the oven.
Top with fresh mangoes, raspberries or other fruit and syrup if you like. This would also be great with some non-fat yoghurt on top.
Serve with a mango mimosa if you can scrounge one up. Eat, sip, plan your day.
Makes two hearty servings