Time for some heart healthy and low cholesterol comfort food

Posted on April 22, 2013 | by
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Low cholesterol recipe

When life’s stresses become overwhelming, take solace in the simple pleasures of life—family, friends and delicious heart healthy food. And do your body a favor-be sure to release the pressures of life in a healthful manner (and not internalize them): with daily stress-busting exercise!

Oatmeal, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes

Check out Dr. Janet’s low cholesterol recipe of Oatmeal, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes that also help prevent a heart attack.

Serve warm, sprinkled with fresh berries, a touch of powdered sugar and fat-free whipped topping for a real Sunday morning treat (for you and your arteries!).

  • 1  cup 100% whole wheat flour
  • ½  cup old-fashioned oat flakes, ground
  • ¼  cup ground flaxseeds
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ cups light soy milk
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg white
  • Powdered sugar, optional
  • Pancake syrup, optional

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl to blend.

Separately combine soy milk maple syrup, and egg white in another medium bowl.

Add soymilk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk just until incorporated.

Coat a large fry pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat. Spoon in four circular pancakes about ¼ cup each. Cook until batter bubbles then flip with a spatula. Use more cooking spray when necessary. Remove from pan when golden brown in color. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar; add whipped topping to taste, garnish with fresh berries.

Serves 6

NUTRITION

Per serving (2 pancakes):

  • Calories: 234
  • Fat: 16 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, 1 g ALA)
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 440 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 35 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugars: 11 g
  • Protein: 9 g

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