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A Perfect Start:
Oatmeal Blueberry Pancakes!

These easy-to-make, healthy pancakes are perfect before or after a hard workout, and are convenient enough even to take on a long run or ride! They still taste great eaten cold.

Oatmeal pancakes are delicious all year round, but summer is the time of year to make this blueberry version. These sweet, juicy berries, high in fiber and antioxidants, are at the peak of their season. Enjoy!


Ingredients

- 3/4 cup steel-cut oats or regular oats
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten (omit yolk to reduce fat grams)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)
- 3/4 cup blueberries

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg and oil.

Fold the liquid ingredients into the dry, and mix until smooth.

You can add more liquid for thinner pancakes. Gently fold in blueberries.

Over medium-high heat, spray a skillet with vegetable oil, and when hot, drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet. Using a spatula, spread out the batter to the desired thickness.

Add as many pancakes to the skillet that will easily fit. Cook until they are bubbly on top and brown.

Cook about 3 minutes. Flip, and cook about 2 minutes on the other side. Respray with vegetable oil, and repeat with the remaining batter.

Per 1 pancake, (makes 18): 70 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 3 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrates.



Small Package, Big Rewards.
The Amazing Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries have incredible nutrition and health benefits. From their rich color to their amazing qualities, blueberries can provide you with stronger and healthier cardiovascular health, brighter vision and healthy brain function. Plus, a trimmer waistline. This little fruit softens dry skin, boosts your brain, and may even help prevent cance

Blueberries have the highest levels of antioxidants than any other fruit, and are comprised of properties that are antibacterial and antiviral as well. Blueberries are rich in vitamins C, A, E and B complex. They also contain iron, selenium, copper and zinc. Even the blue shade of blueberries provides us with bioflavenoid and antioxidant rich anthocyanin. All of these wonderful elements will boost your immunity and help keep colds, infections and cancer causing free-radicals at bay.

Blueberries are also low in calories -- fewer than 100 for a full cup. They owe their distinct hue to their high anthocyanin content, which gives certain fruits and veggies their deep blues and reds. North America is still the leading producer of this beloved blue fruit, accounting for up to 90% of the world's supply.



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