Successful Substitution

Lately, weekends = brancakes, and this morning I was determined to make a delectable batch after yesterday’s failure…

Let’s rewind…  Yesterday morning we were out of eggs.  Feeling adventurous I tried making a substitution.  I’ve read various bloggers recipes for protein pancakes using Greek yogurt so I thought, heck why not?!  Well, let me tell you, Greek yogurt is NOT a substitute for eggs, rather you need Greek yogurt AND eggs.


Back to the present…  This morning we were short on oat bran.  I may have slightly panicked [a little dramatic, sure] since yesterday’s substitution was an epic fail [paper-thin oat bran discs?], but this morning’s substitution was a winner…

Whole Wheat Brancakes

1/8 cup oat bran

1/8 cup whole wheat flour

1 whole egg OR 2 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar [equivalent to 1 packet]


Water [to desired consistency]

I’m glad I followed through with the substitution because these ‘cakes were goof until the last bite…

If food can teach us lessons, I think I’ve learned…  “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

P.S.  Check out this cool idea- recycle, reduce, reuse!  Just hope they washed all of the ketchup out…



Question:  Oat bran, whole wheat flour, pancake mix, white flour- what do you use for your ‘cakes?

Question:  Do you use Greek yogurt in your ‘cakes?


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