Oat Pancakes

Phase 1 | Serves 1 
Prep time: 10 minutes | Total time: 15 minutes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? These are a perfect option for P1 breakfast because they will make you feel full. This recipe allows you and your family to enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast. Plus, kids love pancakes and this is a good way to sneak them veggies! 

Check out Laura’s video of this recipe on YouTube:



  • ½ cup of old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup of grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup of acorn squash previously baked **
    • You can also use pumpkin, butternut or any kind of winter squash.
    • To cook the acorn squash just wrap it with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes or until soft.
  • ¼ cup of grated carrots
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. of Stevia (to taste)
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of strawberries

For the cacao sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cacao
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 additional tbsp. of Stevia (to taste)

Optional ingredients:

  • Vanilla
    • Tip: You can save time by leaving all the ingredients (except the fruit, water, and ingredients for cacao sauce) in a Ziplock bag the night before.


  1. Put all the ingredients (except the fruit and the ingredients for the cacao sauce) in a blender and blend it for 2 minutes. The resulting texture should be a little bit thick.
  1. Let the mixture rest for two minutes while heating the pan for the next step.
    • Tip: ALWAYS let the mixture rest, that is the secret for successful pancakes
  1. Form the mixture into small circles in a nonstick pan and cook on medium heat for 2.5 minutes, then flip. Use approximately ¼ cup of the mixture to form each pancake.
    • Tip: You know the pancakes are ready to flip when the edges of the pancakes lift up easily with the spatula.
    • Tip: If the pancakes are raw in the center then try cooking them a little longer at low heat with the lid.
  1. For the cacao sauce. Put the water in a small pot on high heat and bring to boil. Once boiling, add the cacao and cook uncovered for 2 minutes at high heat, stirring occasionally, until you have a thick texture, then add the Stevia.
  1. If you want a 10 in presentation from the judges, a pancake tower is very appealing! Put a pancake, cover in sauce, a layer of fruit, then repeat until you reach the desired height.

These would serve 2 on Phase 3, minus the strawberries.

About the Author:

Laura was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. After finishing her law degree, she got married and moved to the United States. She first discovered her talent for cooking while making meals for her family and she likes to share what she has learned with the world. Laura dedicates her free time to her passions, including the kitchen, where she combines her creativity and love of healthy food. She enjoys the challenge of taking her favorite meals and transforming them with healthy ingredients so everyone can enjoy them within the FMD lifestyle. For Laura, cooking is an act of love.

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