Spiced Oatmeal Pancakes


Who is tired of eating the same old pancakes with syrup? Or Oatmeal made into a porridge or mush? Not to mention the amount of sugar needed to sweeten them up. It's great once in a while but face it, it's more of a dessert not breakfast food. Sugar of any kind stimulates the appetite so you are left wanting more with the rise in insulin. What if you have diabetes, it's definitely a No, No. Ayurveda also encourages spices to rev up the digestion and metabolism. Oatmeal is healthy and good for the heart. It is filling and sustains you for a few hours. Try this Spiced up Oatmeal pancakes which are healthy, spiced up, digestive, filling, satisfying and most of all EASY to make! It is perfect for this cold season to have this hot spiced up dish. Try it for breakfast, Lunch or Dinner! Enjoy!


Ingredients:

No. of Servings: 4 Serving size: 1 Preparation time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

Organic Oatmeal 1 Cup

Chickpea flour course(besan) ¼ Cup

Black pepper powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Asafoetida (optional) ¼ tsp

Salt ¼ tsp (for low Na diet)

Water for batter

Cilantro leaves or curry leaves if available.

Directions:

Mix all ingredients with water to make a batter like pancake, a little thicker not runny. Make it on a non-stick pan like pancakes. Let it cook for a min or so till light brown. Then flip. Add about ½ - 1 tsp of oil around the sides after flipping. Let cook to golden brown. The chick pea flour gives it a slight crispiness. Repeat for the rest of the batter. Enjoy plain or with jaggery or Mint or coriander chutney.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 99 Sodium: 130 mg

Carbohydrates: 27 g Potassium: 122 mg

Protein: 8 g Phosphorus: 101 mg

Fat: 4.5 g

Dietary fiber: ~ 3 g

Note: This is a low Na healthy version but more salt can be added if Na is not an issue for you. However another way to keep the Na low is to add a few drops of lemon juice and you won't miss the salt!


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Registered Dietitian

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