I cannot believe I am saying this, but I think I am finally getting fed up of cereal. For the past five years, I have absolutely ADORED cereal. I could have eaten it for every meal, I would make happy noises while eating it, and I missed it when I could not have it for a few days. I am not sure if it is my research on the evil side of the big bad cereal companies for my capstone paper, or if I have simply cereal-ed myself out, but either way, I am experimenting with new breakfast foods, and LOVING it!
Pancakes have always been a favorite, and a the perfect breakfast to consume after a run. By making them with more hearty, nutritious ingredients, it is even easier to love them, and not feel guilty about putting on syrup 🙂 I have made these Hearty Greek Yogurt Oatmeal pancakes a lot in marathon training, but it was time for a change.
I saw this pin on Pinterest a few months ago, and decided it was time to make them before apple season comes to an end. I used the last of the apple cider I had purchased from the Orchard a few weeks ago and went about making my own adaptation of this recipe.
- Whole wheat flour is great for maintaining a healthy blood sugar level as it has plenty of fiber, and slow releasing carbohydrates
- Greek yogurt is packed with protein, and makes the pancakes more moist
- Oats increase the fiber and protein content, to keep you fuller for longer
- Apple cider has all the antioxidants of apples, and gives the pancakes a fall-y feel
- Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory to help your sore muscles feel a little better
Note: Make sure you are hungry before making these pancakes or you will have a lot of leftovers; they are filling, and the recipe makes enough for 4 big servings.
What is your favorite breakfast?
man I see all of these wonderful pancake recipes, but I just never ever take the time to make them. I used to be the queen of cereal, but finally stopped as I realized I could eat it and nothing else for the entire day once I started. ha!
I am a pancake lover! Breakfast, lunch, dinner – it's all good!
This might turn me into a pancake lover…usually i stick to oatmeal for breakfast though!
Just found your blog..dang you are one speedy gal! Love it. I actually go to Umich and I have a friend from High School that runs for Ferris.
Yes! I was exactly the same! Break the mould! I am so glad I did! What do you have now then instead of cereal? My healthy oatmeal pancakes are REALLY quick to make…I often make the wet and dry batters before I go for a run, then come back, stir them together and they cook pretty quick! That is my go to after a long run!
Agreed! Breakfast, Brunch or Brinner as some of my friends say 🙂
Please try it! This has oatmeal IN IT so you get the best of both worlds! And it makes a lot so you can have leftovers that are quick and easy for the next few days 🙂
Thanks so much! Oh really, thats awesome? Who is it? If you don't mind me asking? 🙂 I should know them!
Wow these look amazing! I would need to sub a few things for the vegan version but I'm sure they would turn out great!
We love apple cider in our house but I have never made it into a pancake! Yum!!!
Yes! Easy to make vegan, and definitely would still be just as good! I am actually looking into making more of my recipes with adaptations to apply to more people….so stay tuned 🙂 Thanks for the comment!
Thanks Matt! Let me know if you try them out!
Thanks Dawn, you should try them 🙂 Let me know how it goes! While apple cider is still with us 🙂