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Oat Chia Waffle or Pancake (#pancakeswithdrake)

By Brittney Bergen

It’s FINALLY here on the WWW for your taste buds’ –  and digestive tract’s – pleasure. (“Dear Brittney, please never talk about my taste buds, and my digestive tract, in the same sentence again.”)


Anyway, this recipe is jam-packed with taste AND fibre (you know – the stuff that’s great for digestion, reduces risk of developing disease, improves serum lipid concentrations, lowers blood pressure, improves blood sugar control, aids in fat loss, and even improves immune function.)[1]

Here’s the treasured recipe you’ve seen me post for a few years on snapchat or Instagram with the hashtag #pancakeswithdrake.

Oat Chia Waffles or Pancakes:


  • 40 g quick oats or 35 g steel cut oats
  • 1/2-1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 egg OR 1/2 c egg whites
  • 42 g plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp water or almond milk

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Grind chia seeds and oats in a food processor (I use a Magic Bullet).
  2. Preheat waffle iron or frying pan to medium heat.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Mix in wet ingredients.  Add the water or almond milk slowly to reach a cake-batter like texture.
  5. Spray the waffle iron or pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Pour the batter into the centre of the iron or the pan.
  7. Cover and cook 5-7 min or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. If you’re making a pancake, flip it and cook for another 3-5 min or until the middle is no longer gooey.
  9. Top with 1 tsp real butter and 1/2 tbsp real maple syrup, OR your favourite No Sugar Added syrup.
  10. Take a pic of your breakfast masterpiece and tag @idealisticisabel on social media with the hashtag #pancakeswithdrake or #waffleswithlilwayne
  11. Enjoy!  I recommend pairing the pancake with the Drake song “Now & Forever” and the waffle with the Lil Wayne song, “Mr. Carter.”

I also like to sometimes add hemp hearts to the ground mixture, and mix in frozen blueberries for an added treat (and a little mo’ fibre!)

Nutrition Information with 1 tbsp chia, a whole egg, and real maple syrup:

  • 381calories
  • 19 g protein
  • 41 g carb (10 g fibre)
  • 17 g fat

Nutrition Information with 1/2 tbsp chia, egg whites, and NSA syrup:

  • 321 calories
  • 25 g protein
  • 35 g carb (9 g fibre)
  • 16 g fat

[1] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/59/5/1242S.abstract

If you loved this recipe, you might like to get our nutrition eBook.  It contains our entire 14-Week Nutrition Program and a recipe index with recommendations for pre and post workout, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime meals.

More on Fibre:

My Five Favourite Ways to Eat Fibre

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Blender Blueberry Almond Muffins

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