The Mystery of the Pass - Pearl Pass Pancakes That Is!

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The Mystery of the Pass - Pearl Pass Pancakes That Is!

Does anyone know where Pearl Pass is? If you Google it, you will find it is a cross country ski trail going from Aspen, Colorado to Crested Butte, Colorado and is quite famous for its difficulty! I don't ski but I know a really great pancake recipe when I see one and was very grateful when my husband's cousin in Iowa, kindly gave this recipe to me several years ago. Thanks Sue!

Pearl Pass Pancakes

  • Servings: About 10, 1/4 cup pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons bran
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine milk and oats and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Mix in oil and eggs.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients just until moist.
  4. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of batter on hot, oiled skillet or use a non-stick electric griddle and then you don’t need to oil it.
  5. Turn when top is bubbly, and cook the other side.

Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and blueberries, strawberries, or sliced bananas. Yum!

Each pancake has a POINTSPLUS VALUE of 3.

Hint: Just like my steel cut oats, make a batch of pancake batter, store it in an air tight container, and keep it in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days, making a couple or 3 pancakes just for you each morning. It is as simple as preheating the electric griddle!

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Nancy Smith is a wife of 40 years, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of 2. She enjoys being creative through cooking, quilting, knitting, home decorating, and tole painting. Encouraging others to learn new things no matter what age is a priority to her and is expressed through teaching piano, quilting, and sewing. She has been a life time member at goal of Weight Watchers for the past 3 years and feels strongly that eating healthy should be a delicious adventure and a worthy goal.