Hey guys, welcome to our review of this healthy oatmeal pancakes recipe! The video below was made by my daughter and her friend Ashley who are NOT experienced cooks but ARE experienced tasters. They rated this recipe on two separate scales, easiness, and taste.
For this test, they tackled the “Oatmeal Pancakes” in the P90X nutrition plan book that my husband and I have used for several years. Fitness Guru, Tony Horton, insisted these pancakes are meant to be easy and healthy, and we make these in big batches and freeze them to heat up in the microwave. But can the girls successfully navigate making these pancakes?
To begin, let’s discuss the easiness of making these pancakes! These pancakes are pretty simple if you already know how to make normal pancakes. My daughter, Emily, had zero problems in making these pancakes, while Ashley had a little trouble with the timing of flipping the pancakes (ending up with some burnt bottoms).
The pancakes are pretty quick to make as well. The only part that may slow you down is letting 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 waited for them to bubble like normal pancakes. After a while, the first two were flipped, and lo and behold, they were burnt. So, keep an eye out, keep the heat low, and flip them a little sooner than a regular pancake.
While Emily seemed to have the flipping figured out, they both agreed that at no point were 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.”
The two pancake flippers gave this recipe a 2/10 on easiness. They state in the 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 healthy oatmeal pancakes! They agreed 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 normal syrup!
Here’s the recipe!
- 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
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, buttermilk, and milk. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to let the oatmeal soften.
- 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.
- Heat a lightly oiled or non-stick griddle over medium-high heat (375 degrees for an 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 think. If you want to see the girls attempt this recipe, check out the video below. And don’t forget to check out our other recipes!
-Emily and Ashley