Homemade Blueberry Pancake vs. Denny's Fabulous Fruit-Filled Pancake
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Homemade Blueberry Pancake vs. Denny's Fabulous Fruit-Filled Pancake

A low-fat pancake recipe that rivals a pancake house's.

Bite It: Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

It's no secret that HG LOVES breakfast (it IS the most important meal of the day -- that's NOT a rumor). But don't think for one second we're gonna be satisfied with some lame-o boring b-fast. Nuh-uh. We want pancakes. With blueberries! STAT! Check out our simple recipe...
An oat-y take on p-cakes makes 'em hearty, filling, and delicious!


1/3 cup regular oats (not instant or steel cut)
1/4 cup blueberries
3 tbsp. egg whites
1 tbsp. nonfat milk
1 tbsp. fat-free cottage cheese
1 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. water
Pinch salt


Combine all ingredients except for the blueberries and stir until well mixed. Gently fold in blueberries. In a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray, drop batter into pan to form 3 pancakes (or 1 big pancake). Once pancakes begin to look solid (about 3 minutes), gently flip (if possible, re-spritz the pan with nonstick spray as you flip 'em to prevent sticking). Cook for approximately 3 additional minutes, or until both sides are lightly browned and insides are cooked through. Now plate those suckers and enjoy. Serves 1. (Pssst...we like 'em drizzled with sugar-free maple syrup!)

Serving Size: Entire recipe
Calories: 195
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 295mg
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 13g

* 3 Points

Fight It: Denny's Fabulous Fruit-Filled Pancake, Blueberry

Let's face it; stuffing your face with a hot fluffy pancake oozing with sweet berries is quite a decadent way to start the day. But as tasty as that cake may be, over 600 calories for one pancake is pretty pathetic (sorry, Denny's, you know we're right). And if you mistakenly order and devour the entire breakfast platter, you'll be swallowing over 1,000 calories and 55 grams of fat! Bleccchhh! Why take chances? Skip the p-cakes at Denny's and start flippin' 'em at home instead!

Serving Size: 1 Blueberry Fruit-Filled Pancake (no sides)
Calories: 620
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 1,430mg
Carbs: 82g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: n.a.
Protein: 3g

* 12 Points!

Nutritionals for Denny's are approximate values based on the provided information.

Originally published on Hungry-Girl.com; reprinted on FitnessMagazine.com with permission.