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Healthy Oat Pancakes With Crispy Bacon And Ricotta Recipe

This healthy oat pancakes recipe is so versatile it can be enjoyed as a savoury breakfast, a post-workout snack or as a dessert. It’s sugar free, high in protein and has the right balance of low-GI carbohydrates so it will keep you feeling satisfied for longer.

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Serves 4 (8 pancakes)

Ingredients

2 cups Oatmeal

1/3 cup coconut flour

5 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 cup reduced fat milk

4 rashers fat-trimmed bacon

1 tablespoon oil for cooking

300 g reduced fat ricotta

Maple syrup (optional)

Method

  1. Using a food processor, blend the oats until a fine consistency. Add in the coconut flour, eggs, baking powder and milk. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan. Cook bacon rashers until crispy. Set aside on paper towel to drain and keep warm.
  3. Using a non-stick fry pan, heat a tablespoon of oil on medium heat. Measure in 1/3 cup measures of the batter. Turn the heat to low, cook for two minutes on each side. Repeat the process with remaining batter.
  4. Serve pancakes topped with a spoonful of ricotta and a rasher of bacon.
  5. Add a drizzle of maple syrup for a more indulgent breakfast.
February 22, 2015

Mixed Bean And Brown Rice Salad With Tahini Dressing

A low-calorie lunch or dinner idea that is low GI yet totally filling – so you won’t be snacking in between meals.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice

75g canned mixed beans, drained

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1 tbsp creamy tahini dressing

Method

  1. Cook brown rice as per the packet instructions. Drain and rinse to cool.
  2. Combine bean mix, tomatoes and cucumber.
  3. Add cooked brown rice.
  4. Drizzle over the tahini dressing and lightly toss through.

Recipe via The Healthy Mummy

August 31, 2014