One of the best things we can do for the man in our lives this Father's Day is to cook him up one of his favorite meals. And what man doesn't love breakfast in bed?!
Stacked Pancakes is one of the most requested recipes out of my Men's Book and guys go nuts over them. It's fast, easy, and it lets you make his favorite breakfast both tastier and healthier–he'll not only flip for the flavor but he'll be able to enjoy them
guilt free : )
These pancakes have more nutrition than a boring bowl of oatmeal, but they have the look and taste of a white flour pancake (and yet there is absolutely no flour in them!) and enough protein and whole grains to keep your man energized all morning long.
Plus, make an extra batch for future mornings when you want a great grab-n-go breakfast during the week. Just place the extra cooked pancakes in a plastic bag and freeze them for months, then simply toast them in the morning. He'll love them as a handheld breakfast in the car on the way to work, and remember his sweet Father's Day breakfast for many more mornings to come.
Happy Father's Day to one and all!
STACKED PANCAKES RECIPE:
4 egg whites
1⁄2 cup part-skim or fat-free ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup oat bran
1⁄4 cup Ground Almonds
1⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
Maple syrup, warmed, for serving
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, ricotta, and vanilla. In another large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt, oat bran, and ground almonds. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just blended. Batter should be fairly thick and slightly lumpy. But if the batter is too thick, add a touch of milk. Add the chocolate chips or blueberries, if using, and mix lightly.
Butter or spray a large skillet over medium heat. Test the pan by tossing in a few drops of water; it will sizzle when it’s hot enough. The skillet will grow hotter over time, so turn down the heat if the pan starts to smoke.
Drop medium-size ladles of batter onto the skillet in batches, making sure there are some chocolate chips or blueberries in each pancake. When bubbles begin to set around the edges and the skillet-side of each pancake is golden (peek underneath), gently flip them over. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is fully set.
Serve stacked high, drizzled with a little warm maple syrup.
Cinnamon apple pancake variation
Follow the instructions for Stacked Pancakes, adding 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon and substituting a peeled, chopped apple for the chocolate chips or blueberries. For smoother texture, grate the apple before adding it to the batter. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.