I love breakfast during the weekends! You can spend a little bit more time cooking delicious breakfast meals. And one of them is oatmeal pancakes!
I like experimenting with pancakes, while reading my blog you will encounter couple of different types of pancakes recipes. This time I prepared for you easy oatmeal pancakes recipe.
About oats and why it is a healthy food
A bowl of oatmeal is the best way to gain the strength and energy to carry through a morning.
Oats are a cereal grain and it contains plenty of fiber and other nutrients like manganese, phosphorus, biotin, Vitamin B1, magnesium, zinc and protein.
Health benefits of Oats
Lower Cholesterol levels – Oats and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Many studies have already proven the beneficial effects of this special fiber on cholesterol levels. People with high cholesterol (above 220 mg/dl), consuming just 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day (an amount found in one bowl of oatmeal) typically have lower total cholesterol by 8-23%. Lowering high cholesterol levels can therefore significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Prevent heart failure – Consumption of whole grain products and dietary fiber has been shown to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attack. Studies have shown that people who eat a daily morning bowl of whole grain (not refined) cereal have a 29% lower risk of heart failure.
Enhance immune system – Beta-glucan enhances the human immune system’s response to bacterial infection.
Stabilise blood sugar – Beta-glucan has also beneficial effects in diabetes. When people with type 2 diabetes consume oats or oatmeal experience much lower rises in blood sugar compared to those who eat white rice or bread instead of oats.
Knowing all benefits, why don´t you try out my healthier version of pancakes – oatmeal pancakes! Check recipe below