Healthy P90X Pancake Review

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Hey guys, welcome to “Don’t Get Burned”! This is a segment in which we turn the daunting “easy, healthy” recipes you see plastered all over Pinterest to life. We aren’t experienced cooks but we are experienced tasters. By rating the recipes on two separate scales, easiness and taste, we can help you determine if you should even bother testing it in your own kitchen.

For this test, we decided to try and tackle the “Oatmeal Pancakes” in the P90X nutrition plan book. While this isn’t a Pinterest find, these pancakes are meant to be easy and healthy.

To begin, let’s discuss the easiness of making these pancakes! These pancakes are pretty easy, if you already know how to make normal pancakes. Emily had zero problems in making these pancakes, while Ashley had a little trouble in the timing of flipping the pancakes.

The pancakes are pretty quick to make as well. The only part that may slow you down is when you have to let the oatmeal soften for 15-20 minutes. After that, it is smooth sailing. The instructions say to flip them “when the tops are covered in bubbles”. Ashley made the first half and watched for them to bubble like normal pancakes. After a while, the first two were flipped, and lo and behold, they were burnt. The next two Ashley attempted to make also came out burnt, probably more due to the fact that she didn’t watch them very closely at all. After that Emily took over and, clearly, paid more attention, because hers came out the perfect golden brown.

While Emily’s turned out better, we both agree that at no point are they “covered in bubbles”. Instead you can simply watch the edges of the pancakes to see when they start to cook before you flip them over. You will see some slight bubbling but by no means “covered”.

For the sake of the scales, we gave this recipe a 2/10 on easiness. We state in our video that a 1/10 rating means that a kid could make it, so since there is heat involved, a kid couldn’t make this on their own. However, an inexperienced cook could!

Now it’s time to get into the taste of these pancakes! We both agree that they are delicious and deserve a 9/10 when standing on their own, but if you add a syrup of your choice it would be a 10/10. We both like this syrup, which is a sugar free syrup that tastes just as good and sweet as a normal syrup!

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Here’s the recipe!

“Oatmeal Pancakes”


  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, and milk. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to let the oatmeal soften.
  2. Beat in the egg whites and oil and mix well. Add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, then the baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Stir until just moistened.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled or non-stick griddle over medium-high heat (375 degrees for electric frying pan). For each pancake, pour about ⅛ cup batter onto the griddle. Turn when the tops are covered with bubbles and the edges look cooked. Turn only once.

If you try this recipe, let us and others know in the comments below what you thought! If you would like to see us attempt this recipe, check out our video below!

-Emily and Ashley

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