Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Better than Bisquick Pancakes?

One of the Body for Life authorized recipes over at the website is the really simple "Better than Bisquick" pancakes.

So, I enjoyed them this morning, but are they really better than Bisquick?

Well, they are surprisingly good but you won't confuse them with light fluffy home made pancakes or even good pancake mix pancakes. But, they are lighter than expected and really taste very good. The big bonus is they are very high protein and fairly high fiber when compared to normal pancakes.

BTBQ Pancakes:
4 Egg Whites
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
Combine ingredients in blender, pulse till blended, scrape sides and blend again till you have a fairly smooth batter, but don't over do it they don't need to be perfectly smooth. cook on 325F skillet. Makes between 4 and 6 small pancakes
Calories: 283
fat: 2g
cholesterol: 9mg
sodium: 680mg
Total Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 35g
weight watchers points: 5 (really 4.8)

obviously using 2% cottage cheese gives nearly the same nutrition, and you can of course go for low sodium cottage cheese too. I think the 2% cottage cheese changes the weight watchers points to 5.27 so I'm not sure how the rounding works.


Conclusion:
These are surprisingly good- and just a small bit or syrup or peanut butter really makes them a big winner. I don't know that they're for everybody- but definitely try them- they can be a good way to get in a lot of protein without having to choke down shakes or eat tons of eggs every morning for breakfast.

Thumbs up!

4 comments:

Allred Family said...

I have to be honest with everyone.... the pancakes are not that good! For real... they are really just on the down side of being just okay. But lets look at what is in the pancake... egg whites, oatmeal, and cottage cheese. yum... Sorry Mike, but they are really not that good... but I love you! Hope you find some food that will be better for you!

Chloe Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the honesty, Jenny. What I was going to say, Mike, was that you can share recipes anytime (especially including points) and I will appreciate them. And I really think you should email me your Excel file so I can calculate my recipes into points. In fact, what you should do is create a website with the calculator and make a fortune off of advertising. :-)

Allred Family said...

I am making kabobs... it is on chloe's site. They are going to be so yummy!
Oh Chloe... All you would nee to count is the meat you use... if you want something lower you shrimp... it is very low in points... I think 3 med. shrimp for 1 point. The Marinade is 0 points, and the veggies are free... you could use rice, or something else to go along with it.
Love you Mike!

erinannie said...

Interesting...

If I try the pancakes will you list me as a fellow blogger?