Being a busy mom of 2, working 2 jobs, and taking care of the farm animals requires me to use time efficiently in order to maintain some sort of balance in my life! I enjoy recipes that are easy to follow, require little preparation time, and allow me to multi-task while the food bakes. The win for this mommy is Mancakes! They are a gluten-free combo of oats, egg whites, blueberries, banana, and are naturally flavored with almond and vanilla extract and cinnamon.
I’m able to make a batch that will provide me with a morning snack for 4 days. They are filling, no need for syrup, and can be eaten cold! I will say that the consistency is dense – like a cake/muffin, but full of flavor. I have been enjoying these after my Shakeology as a mid-morning snack to hold me over until lunch. I will definitely be using these to help me with my Country Heat meal plan.
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 Large carton of egg whites
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 banana (optional)
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp almond extract
- Handful of walnuts (optional)
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. *I will usually preheat my oven to 335 degrees. My oven is older and this temperature seems to work better for baking mancakes for me. Remember that the baking time will be longer when using a lower temperature.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. *I have a Vitamix and I have found that it is best not to over blend the mixture. You will see some oats, but that is okay. Also, you can choose to blend the blueberries or sprinkle them throughout once the mixture is poured into the 9×13 baking pan.
- Spray 9×13 baking pan with olive oil or coconut oil before pouring mixture into the pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes. Make sure you test the center so it is baked fully. Adding frozen blueberries will extend the baking time by 10-15 minutes.
- Once done and allowed to cool…the mancakes can be cut into 4 pieces so that you have 4 mid-morning snacks ready to go!
Each serving would equate to 1 yellow, 1 purple, and 1/2 red. The recipe makes enough for 4 servings.
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