Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes: Zesty Style

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 9, 2009

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I just got finished doing the SGBC exercises for today…all I can say is WOW! What a great total body workout that was! :)

I also did a heart-pumping 50 minute treadmill hill workout. It was great!

The workout:

Duration: 50 mins + 5 min cool down

Distance: 3.70 miles

4.3 mph at incline 15% (with some water breaks in there)

Max heart rate: 166 bpm

Avg heart rate: 153 bpm


Zesty is back with another mouth-watering recipe!


Missed Zesty’s first recipe? Click here!

Whole Grain Oatmeal Pancakes:


Welcome to another addition of a zesty recipe for Summer Glow Boot Camp.
I thought I would share a classic recipe with a twist for a great breakfast on a lazy morning. These whole grain oatmeal pancakes are super simple with an easy to follow recipe.

The first time I made these pancakes, I found them to be so hearty and filling that I had a hard time finishing three of them.  Normally, I can eat three pancakes before the rest of the family is even seated! Enough about my voracious appetite, lets get started with the oatmeal pancake recipe.


    * 1 Cup Oats
    * 1 Cup All Purpose flour
    * 1 Cup Whole-wheat flour
    * 2 Tbsp. Baking powder
    * 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
    * 1/2 Tsp. Salt
    * 1 1/2 Cup Milk
    * 1/4 Cup Vegetable oil
    * 2 Eggs
    * 1 Tsp. Vanilla
    * 2 Tbsp. Honey


   1. Preheat a large skillet over medium to medium low heat.

   2. Whisk together the oats, flours, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.


   3. Using the same whisk, but in a second bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, eggs, vanilla and honey.


   4. Pour the wet into the dry mixture and stir briefly, just until combined.

   5. Spoon into the skillet.


   6. Once bubbles form on the outside of the pancake and do not fill in again  – it is time to flip them over.


   7. Flip just once  – plate them up.

   8. Enjoy!


Zesty tip: Make sure your ingredients are fresh especially the baking powder as you want to ensure you achieve the fluffy texture in the pancake as wholewheat flour can be denser.


Thanks Zesty! Those look amazing! I am going to have to make these this weekend. :)


As some of you may know, I have a big ‘ol bowl of cereal mid-morning to tie me over until lunch. I usually have my green monster around 8am and then I have a big bowl of cereal around 10:30am. For a while, I was eating Healthy Valley Spelt Cereal, but this weekend when I saw that the jumbo sized Nature’s Path Flax Plus cereal was on sale, I knew I had to try it out! IMG_9320


It has a great nutritional profile!

For 3/4 cup serving it has 110 kcals, 5 grams fibre, only 4 grams sugar, and 4 grams of protein.


I don’t measure my cereal out, but I probably have 1.5 cups (2 servings) along with soy or almond milk.


The taste?

I love, love, love this cereal! You can call this my new favourite cereal! I honestly can’t get enough of it. I like it much better than the spelt cereal I was eating.

This Nature’s Path Flax Plus cereal has a very hearty and crisp texture, which I love. It won’t get soggy in milk either.


I highly recommend this cereal if you are looking for a new one! You can also get the jumbo sized box to save some money! I think I got my jumbo box for $6 CAD.


Today’s question: What is your ‘go-to’ cereal?


See you tonight for my new hair-do! Yes, I am taking the plunge and finally getting these tresses tamed. What will I do?

I will also be announcing the winner of the Neal Brother’s contest!

Coming up tomorrow…vote on the dress I should wear to a wedding on Saturday!

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Jessica July 9, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I don’t really eat cereal to be honest! But I have had frosted mini wheats to snack on, and I may have to revert to them once school starts again for breakfast and snacks.


Lindsay @ A Taste of Sparkle July 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Yes, yes! That’s my favorite cereal! I eat it every single day for breakfast, haha. Glad you discovered its wonderfulness.


Katie H July 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm

My favorite is Nature’s Path Organic Heritage Flakes, which looks exactly like your cereal but without the flax seeds. Their nutritional profiles are almost identical too. I love to top it with sliced bananas and pecans–YUM! Now I’ll have to try the Flax!


katherine July 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

If I’m eating cereal, it’s usually as a snack so I go for Kix or Chex. They were my favorite as a kid and they’re still my go-to when I want a comfort snack!


Jenn July 9, 2009 at 1:55 pm

My #1 is Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, hands down.

I saw the Natures Path Flax cereal a few weeks ago and considered trying it…but I’m always scared to spend the money on a box of cereal just in case I hate it. I’m thinking I’ll try it now that you’ve given it two thumbs up.


brandi July 9, 2009 at 2:03 pm

that cereal looks great! I haven’t tried any of the natures path stuff before.

I don’t eat cereal much because it doesn’t normally fill me up like oatmeal does.

Zesty’s pancakes look awesome!


MarathonVal July 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Ahh I am about to make a big haircut change myself but havent decided how short to go…. good luck, cant wait to see the “after”!


Brandi C. July 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Not much of a cereal eater, but I agree with Jenn, hands down. And Cascadian Farms new Cinnamon Crunch Cereal (can’t go wrong w/ Cinnamon). But with my new budget and all I converted back to old school Cheerios (which I hardly ever purchase bc I don’t eat cereal much). Great nutrition profile and super cheap back home. I can get the HUGH family box for $2.50.

Does any one know the serving size on the recipe above?


Kristen July 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm

My go-to cereal is Cheerios as well. I especially love it with strawberries and some almonds thrown on top.

As a treat I love the Nature’s path Pumpkin Flax Plus granola. Oh man I love that stuff…


Pam Striker July 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Any of the Gluten Free Chex cereals.

Good luck with your new hair style!


P.S. Thank you Angie for my green smoothie post!


Melissa July 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I have a tie between my 2 favorite cereals… Kashi Autumn Wheat and Peace Cereal’s Apple Cinnamon Low Fat Crisp! They are AMAZING!!!! :)

I just want to see I LOVE that you show that you eat more than a measly serving of cereal.. cereal is a comfort food and I always tend to eat 1.5-2 servings in one bowl :)


Bridget July 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Omigosh I love that nature’s path cereal! Sooo good!

My go to cereal is anything by Kashi, especially the Go lean crunch. The only problem with that flavour is that it is so addicting that if I don’t control myself, I wind up eating too much of it ;)


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 9, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Great pancake recipe! Sounds like a perfect Sunday breakfast! :)

I’ve seen that cereal at the store before, but I always thought it might be a bit plain for my tastes. Now I’m definitely going to have to try it out.

My go-to cereal is definitely Kashi Heart to Heart. Gosh I love that stuff! ;)



Paige July 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I love that cereal! The pumpkin flax kind is even better though. And you best believe I will be trying those pancakes!


alex @ happy go lucky July 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Well thanks a lot, Zesty. Now I am sitting at my desk, salivating, dreaming of pancakes for dinner. This is going to be a l-o-n-g afternoon.


Chloe July 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Love cereal but it doesn’t fill me up as well as oatmeal does. Maybe I need to add more toppings. Those pancakes look delicious – I’m definitely making them for my boyfriend and I this weekend!


Jen July 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I used to go through so much of that in college! love it!!


Ashley July 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I’m a huge fan of Whole-O’s – they are amazing!! Really simple & gluten free. I add some cinnamon and some agave and it’s like heaven in a bowl.


Sarah July 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I’ve been stuck on two cereals for ages. I love the Kashi Heart to Heart and the Heart to Heart Wild Blueberry. I get stuck on one, and then I just don’t try anything new for a long time!


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Sounds like a great workout! That cereal looks crunchy and yummy!


britt July 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm

those pancakes look so yummy! thanks for sharing, zesty!!

my favorite go-to cereal is plain ol’ bran flakes. i know it doesn’t sound very interesting but they are so filling.


leslie July 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm

i don’t have a go-to cereal because there are too many to choose from! i almost never buy the same one twice. but i have been gravitating towards homemade granola more often – it’s cheaper and another excuse to eat my oats. :)


Gillian July 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

That cereal looks like it would be so good with some fresh berries on top! I’ve tried that brand before and really like it- their version of cheerios are so good too, and super crunchy!!


Help Meghan Run July 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Easy…Kashi Heart to Heart. :) Great with milk, yogurt, or plain!



Shelby July 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm

My go-to cereal is plain ol’ Kamut Puffs. It takes a bit to get used to but I swear I can eat like 5+ bowls in one sitting! haha


M July 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm

All-Bran Flakes are soooo good. They have a similar nutritional profile to the Heritage Spelt Flakes, but for a whole cup. I loooove when they get mushy in USAM mmmm.


Kathy July 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Hey Angela! How many pancakes does that recipe make? It seems like 2 cups of flour + 1 cup of oats is a lot! Looks yum though :)


Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

cereal looks awesome! (and can’t beat those nutritionals!) I’ll have to keep my eye out for it!


Susan July 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Omg, I picked up my first box of Nature’s Path cereal a few weeks ago, and now it’s my favourite kind!!! So far Banana Almond and Blueberry Cinnamon are my favourites, but I plan on trying them all :)

Have you tried Nature’s Path waffles? I was never a huge fan of frozen waffles until I tried them. Maple Cinnamon is my fave :)


amy (veganissexy) July 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Oooh can’t wait to see the chop job :) You will look fabulous. I chopped like 8 inches off of my hair after we got hitched and I loooove a shorter style. So much easier to do in the morning before work. Love that cereal too btw…it’s one of the only ones I don’t snack on too much!


Jodie July 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm

My go to cereals Kashi heart to heart and Bran flakes.


brittany meenach July 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I always have that cereal in my house. I love it, as well as the heritage o’s and flakes. I also have a bowl of puffins almost everynite as my dessert with berries. I used to love honey-nut cheerios, I mean I would eat a box within 3 days, but then again I am like that with all cereal, I just prefer the non sweet ones now. There is nothing better than an amazing meal to start your day with though, except Zesty’s pancakes.


Kayzilla July 9, 2009 at 6:26 pm

If there’s bran flakes in the house, I go to ’em first. That, or unfrosted shredded wheat. I love soggy cereal in most circumstances. Except for things like granola-y cereals. Then it’s not that fun. :P


Cyndie July 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm

YES! That cereal is my favourite as well! Just had it this morning for breakfast with soymilk. Yum! I love how it’s so basic yet so tasty and hearty :)


Michelle Hisae July 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm

My go-to cereal is THAT cereal. And the other varieties of it, which are very similar. Good pick!


Lara July 9, 2009 at 9:10 pm

My go to cereal is Ezekiel sprouted grain cereal. Really hearty and crunchy and very minmal, clean ingredients–just different sprouted grains.


Tay July 9, 2009 at 11:42 pm

That cereal IS tasty, huh? I have a box of their Mesa Sunrise which I’m stoked to try! My go-to is probably Kashi Golean…it never fails and is great mixed with absolutely everything! (I’m a huge cereal combiner)


Aymen July 10, 2009 at 1:17 am

that pancake looks great


Jessica July 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

I love pretty much all the Nature’s Path cereals I’ve tried but my favourite so far is Pumpkin Raisin Crunch.

I also like Kashi cereals but more for a mix-in with yogurt, etc. Plus, Nature’s Path is Canadian so that’s a bonus ;)


Max October 23, 2009 at 11:27 am

Thank you so much for the recipe, it’s nice to eat the pancakes after your workout. The recipe is enough for 6 to 8 pancakes I think, a stack of three is a normal serving I think. But most of the times I’m so hungry I eat them all at once.


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