Fluffy Oat Bran Pancakes


Folding beaten egg whites into the batter is the secret to this light-as-a-feather, heart-healthy pancake recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup oat bran

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup fat-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 2 egg whites

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup sugar-free pancake and waffle syrup product

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 piece Orange wedges


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, oat bran, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk and oil just until combined.

  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight); fold into batter (small mounds of egg white will remain).

  3. Lightly coat an unheated griddle or large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. For each pancake, spoon 1/4 cup of the batter onto hot griddle or skillet; if necessary, spread to a 4-inch circle. Cook about 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry.

  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat syrup product until warm. Stir in orange peel. Serve syrup mixture with pancakes. If desired, serve with orange wedges.


Variation: Blueberry-Oat Bran Pancakes: Prepare as directed, except after putting batter on the hot griddle, sprinkle 1/2 cup fresh blueberries evenly atop pancakes. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
4g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 pancakes
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 299mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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