Cancer Prevention Month with Oatmeal Pancakes -Tom Brady Breakfast Favorite!
February is Cancer Prevention Month and my Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook has an entire chapter devoted to Healthy Eating’ for cancer prevention. Tom Brady announced he starts his day with Oatmeal Pancakes. In my Oatmeal Pancakes recipe from my cancer cookbook, I have mashed bananas and I make them daily for my grandkids. There is not one food or food group that is most important to prevention and survivorship but research has shown that a healthy balanced diet within moderation, and according to the Dietary Guidelines, is the best recommendation for food intake.
Fiber and Nutrition for Cancer Prevention- Start Day with Oatmeal Pancakes-Tom Brady Breakfast
Healthy foods, such as whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, will decrease your risk of cancer. These foods all contain dietary fiber, which is thought to protect against colon cancer. Oats, like those in my Oatmeal Pancakes from the Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook, are an excellent source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps keep you feeling full longer, as well as help to stabilize blood sugar.
Tom Brady Starts his Day with Oatmeal Pancakes
I was excited when I heard Tom Brady of the New England Patriots say he starts his morning with Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast. I loved this recipe and it’s a kid favorite! OK, they might not be my exact recipe but we both make Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast. I keep these pancakes in the freezer and pop in the microwave. In fact, the kids LOVE to help me make my Oatmeal Pancakes from my cancer cookbook. We sometimes put food coloring in them for different colored pancakes. Thrilled to do anything that cute Tom Brady does, I think my simple oatmeal pancake recipe with banana will be your favorite breakfast too! Sometimes, we call them Banana Oatmeal Pancakes and no matter we love this pancake recipe.
Cancer Prevention and Heart Health
And with February also being a month to focus on your heart, a diet that reduces your risk of developing cancer can also reduce your risk of developing heart disease. It can also decrease your risk of developing diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome, both of which have been linked to a diet low in fiber. Choosing trim and terrific recipes that taste great while remaining focused on nutrition is the best way to make cancer prevention month a part of your healthy lifestyle year-round!
Banana Oatmeal Pancakes from Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook
Freezer friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Diabetic friendly
Whip up these easy, great morning banana oatmeal pancakes with an added dose of “good for you” ingredients. Keep in your freezer to pull out. One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is the Immersion blender and I use it for this recipe always.
Makes 16 pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
2 cups water
1 banana, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. With an immersion blender or in food processor, add all ingredients; blend until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes until batter thickens.
2. In nonstick skillet coasted with nonstick cooking spray, pour about 1/4–1/3 cup batter into pan and cook 2–3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Terrific Tip: Sometimes I add a little cinnamon. These pancakes freeze great.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories 51, Calories from Fat 13%, Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 9 mg, Carbohydrates 10 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 3 g, Protein 1 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch