3 ingredients? I know, I didn’t believe it either. I got a phone call from my mom saying her friend told her this recipe for pancakes, and it sounded way too easy to believe. And not only is it easy, but it’s also super healthy (especially for pancakes!). I gave the recipe a try, and found that they are just as easy as they sound, and taste mighty fine too.
The only 3 ingredients are oats, ricotta cheese, and egg whites. Seriously. Whole grains and protein! You can top them any way you like. They aren’t very sweet, so I added some sweetness without over doing it — a pat of butter, a drizzle of honey, and a handful of fresh blueberries. Choose any toppings you like!
1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if gluten is an issue for you)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese (use cottage cheese for a lower fat option, but I think the ricotta is perfect)
1/4 cup egg whites (I used the whites from 2 eggs to get this amount).
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Heat a fry pan over medium heat. Add butter or cooking spray (and be generous so that they don’t stick). Spoon batter in to form pancakes– mine made 3 pancakes, each about 3 inches round.
Flip after a few minutes when the bottoms are a nice golden brown.
Cook a few more minutes until the other side is golden brown as well. Then remove from the pan and top with any toppings you like.
Now… Eat! I was surprised at how good these lil pancakes were, and I think you will be too. The recipe makes enough for 3 pancakes, so just for 1 person (which is really convenient when you are only cooking for yourself). It’s easy enough to double or triple the recipe though, so make as much as you need. And don’t forget some sort of fresh fruit for the top to add a little sweetness to your morning. This recipe is so easy, there is no excuse not to nourish yourself and enjoy a yummy breakfast any day of the week!