Low-Cal Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

What’s for breakfast? If you’re trying to lose weight, it may feel like you’re stuck eating the same bland, boring, low-calorie meal day after day. This morning, try something different! These protein-packed, homemade pancakes can be whipped up quickly with a whole-wheat pancake mix, fiber-rich (and filling) quick oats and egg whites. Replace sticky, thick syrup with reduced-sugar strawberry jam for sweetness without all the extra calories.

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Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Pancakes with Strawberry Jam

Serves 1

Total calories: 234
Protein: 14 grams
Carbs: 40 grams (160 calories)
Fat: 2 grams (18 calories)


1 cup whole-wheat pancake mix
2 Tbsp. quick-cooking oats
½ cup skim milk
4 egg whites
1 tsp. of cinnamon
Non-stick cooking spray
Reduced-sugar strawberry jam


1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine pancake mix, oats, milk, eggs and cinnamon.

2. Prepare skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Pour batter onto skillet and let cook until edges bubble; flip pancake. Repeat for remaining batter.

3. Spread jam on pancakes and serve.

Did You Know?

If you replace sticky, gooey syrup with sugar-free jam, you’ll save yourself 34 calories and 7 grams of sugar. The benefits are even greater if you spread on sugar-free jam.