5:2 Diet Fast Day:
Pancakes for Breakfast
- Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon Recipe -
The second weekend in a brand New Year and the first week of resuming my 5:2 diet plan – you can read all about the plan here: The Fast Diet, as well as on my blog here: 5:2 Diet, Fast Days & Feast Days and Roast Tomato & Garlic Soup Recipe (70 Calories). The plain fact of the matter is that the plan works! I am also a lifelong Weight Watchers member, and I used to follow a similar regime when saving points to used for a special meal or for the weekend, where I would eat less on one or two days during the week; so, the concept of eating less for a couple of days is not new to me. The beauty of the 5:2 intermittent diet is the fact that you can eat what you like on the non-fasting days (feast days), within reason of course. So, I usually switch back to my normal “maintenance” Weight Watchers plan, with a few more treats at the weekend.
One of the things I love about the weekend, is BREAKFAST! I am a BIG breakfast fan, I always eat it and it really is the most important meal of the day for me. Weekends usually mean a full English breakfast, a bacon butty, cheesy scrambled eggs on home-made sourdough toast or pancakes. All of them on the calorific side however. But, it doesn’t have to be that way, and after a couple of experiments on some willing guinea pigs, I have devised a low-calorie and totally delectable pancake recipe for fast days OR for a healthy breakfast for those on the go, Blueberry and Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon.
One of the main problems I have with the 5:2 diet is the general lack of tasty and innovative breakfast recipes, and several of my regular readers who are following the 5:2 diet have written to me to ask if I can rectify that, well yes I can, so today I am sharing one of my NEW breakfast recipes for 2013, with appropriate blueberry bells and whistles! I have posted breakfast ideas and recipes before, and my Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast (190 Calories) has proved a roaring success as well as my LOW CALORIE Breakfast Omelette Recipe. However, it’s time to liberate a low-calorie pancake recipe and I have to say I am rather pleased with my latest creation.
The magic behind these fluffy delights, is the addition of a whisked egg white to the oaty pancake batter, in order to make a lighter fluffier pancake than might be imagined with the addition of sturdy porridge oats. By adding the porridge oats, these pancakes make you feel full for longer as well as enhancing the lowering of cholesterol in your daily diet; the blueberries then kick in and add their “super fruit” antioxidant properties – the result, a small pile of fluffy pancakes with a hot blueberry sauce that makes you feel fuller for longer, and also makes you feel like you have had a treat for breakfast on a fast day. I call that a result!
I hope you enjoy these pancakes if you make the, do leave a comment and maybe a few suggestions of other breakfast (and non breakfast) recipes you would like to see on my blog, for the 5:2 diet. Have a wonderful weekend and see you soon, Karen
Other GREAT sites where you can read about the 5:2 Diet are:
Link to all of my 5:2 Recipes:
What other new recipes for the 5:2 diet would you like to see me create and post?