Green Tea Oatmeal Pancakes

 
 This morning I made my kids an early Valentine’s Day breakfast. Even better I used heart healthy ingredient too to let them know how much I love them. To stay with the National American Heart Month theme, I added a  symbol next to the heart healthy food ingredients that scientists have identified through evidence-based research that can protect your heart and may even reverse heart disease.
 
My boys got a kick out of the cute messages on their plates. I had them help me make the second batch so I could freeze some for during the week. The boys had fun and even spelled out their names!
 
 What fun recipes do you plan on making for your loved one for Valentine’s Day?
 
Green Tea-Oatmeal Pancakes {inspired by WomenHearts All Heart Family Cookbook}
Servings: 4 /Serving size: 2 small pancakes
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 5
Calories: 165/ fat: 6.5 g/protein: 6 g/ carbs: 20 g/ fiber: 2 g
 
Dry Ingredients:
1 cup rolled oats, old fashioned
2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp brown sugar {I used coconut sugar}
 
Wet Ingredients:
1 egg
1 1/4 c light vanilla soy milk
1 Tbs vegetable oil, such as grape seed oil or olive oil
1-2 green tea bags
 
Directions:
1. In a small sauce pan add soy milk, heat on medium heat and simmer. Remove from the stove, add tea bags and let it steep for a few minutes or however strong ou like the flavor of the tea. Remove tea bags, let the soy milk cool until it’s about room temperature.
2. In the meantime, in a food processor or blender, add the dry ingredients and blend until the oats are fine like flour.  Next, add the green tea-soy milk blend, egg, and vegetable oil; blend until smooth.
3. Pour contents into a Wilton bottle if you want to make fun shapes and letters; set aside.
4. Lightly spray a large  nonstick skillet or griddle with vegetable oil {I used my misto spray bottle filled with olive oil}. Let the skillet warm up for a few minutes on medium high heat, the fun begins. I made cute little messages for my boys today for breakfast, “I ♥ u” and “xoxo”. Once you have dropped the batter onto the skillet, let it cook for a few minutes until little bubbles appear, then flip the pancake over to cook for a few minutes until lightly brown.
 
Nutritional Analysis for 1/2 cup of pancake mix or 2 small cooked pancakes:
Calories: 165/ protein: 6 g/ total carbs: 20 g/ fiber: 2 g/ sugars: 6 g/ total fat: 6 g/ saturated fat: 1 g/ monounsaturated fat: 3.5 g/ ployunsaturated fat: 1 g/ cholesterol: 52 mg/ sodium: 189 mg
 
% Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet for an adult: calcium: 18%/riboflavin: 14%/ vitamin D: 11%/ iron: 9%/ B12: 8%/ molybdenum: 8%/ selenium: 6%/ thiamin: 6%/ zinc: 5%/ vitamin A: 5%/ copper: 4%/ magnesium: 4%/ pantothenic acid: 3%/ vitamin K: 3%/ folate: 3%/ potassium: 3%/ B6: 2%/ biotin: 1%/ chromium: 1%. 

18 Responses to Green Tea Oatmeal Pancakes

  1. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of green tea pancakes before.. but these pancakes are most certainly interesting and begging me to try them. They just look amazing Lisa. This just adds to my hunger lol.

  2. This looks so much better than Alpha-Bits and great idea freezing some for future breakfasts. I love pancakes but rarely make them because it’s a lotta mess for 1 breakfast. Freezing some, though, changes everything. Thanks for the tip, Lisa!

    • I use to eat teh alpha-bite cereal back in the day! Funny thing, I won’t let my kids eat it! I’ll have to find a “healthier” cleaner version of that cereal. I agree, if you are making pancakes for one person, it can be a bit of work but I like to freeze them to save me some time!

  3. Cute pancakes :-) I am not surprised your children loved them. I wish I had the courage to calculate the nutritional analysis of every meal, just like you did above. Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Sissi, sometimes I wish I didn’t calculate the nutrition facts….it takes too long and it can be disappointing to find out how little you can eat of your favorite food! :) Have a great night!

  4. I love the squeeze bottle for making the shapes – that’s a great idea Lisa! I’m going to pick one of those up. The kids love pancakes and would love pancakes with shapes. :) Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

    • Hi Kristy, You don’t need to by the witlon bottle but it is nice since you can clip the tip to how wide of an opening you like it. You could also use an empty ketuchp or mustard bottle too! Happy V-day to you and your family! :)

  5. So cute – I love the healthiness and the message. I plan on making plenty of “very berry” pancakes for this week! ^^

  6. Beautiful Lisa! and I love how you demoed it for us in the squeeze bottle… the green tea is a delicious addition. Happy Hearts to you and your boys :).

  7. You’re a star mom Lisa – what a beautiful, and healthy, breakfast! Love the idea of using the bottle for easy shape forming – great idea!

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