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The world could use a good spring cleaning. How about a peaceful transition to democracy from dictatorship? Watch Pablo Larraín‘s ‘No to see an artistic interpretation of despot ousting in in Chile two decades ago.

We can spring clean our countries, our cities and our homes. Let’s start today with ourselves. Nothing spring cleans like oat bran–“but you have to drink a lot of water or else your pipes will get clogged,”  warns Harriet Sugar Miller.

Oat Brancakes

Oat Brancakes 

  • 1/2 c oat bran
  • 1/2 c 2% plain Greek yogurt, or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 c egg whites
  • 1 rounded T each chia seeds, hemp seeds and ground flax seeds (optional)
  • a little freshly ground black pepper & sea salt
  • t coconut oil

In a small bowl, combine the oat bran and the yogurt. Add in the egg whites, seeds and seasoning.  Cook in a non-stick pan with coconut oil. Makes 12 small pancakes. Serves 4. Freezes well.

Yogurt Oatbrancakes

Single Serving Oat Brancake

  • 2 T oat bran
  • 2 T 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c egg whites
  • 1 t each chia seeds, hemp seeds and ground flax seeds (optional)
  • a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t coconut oil

Oat Brancake Garnishes 

  • 1 t per serving maple syrup or coconut palm nectar
  • fresh fruit

Oat Brancake Print Ready Recipe

Oat Brancake

Final notes:

  • The original recipe for Oat Brancakes  is the brainchild of Pierre Dukan, who wrote the Dukan Diet, just 10 years ago. I’m not for or against any diets, but thought that this homemade, healthy ingredient, tasty pancake would make a nice change from all my Chia Porridge, Muesli Breakfasts. 
  • I may be for The Fast Diet. Am liking the 5:2 ratio. Any comments?
  • Want more spring cleaning tips?
  • Do you know 38 ways to stick to exercise? I’m liking #18.
  • Thanks to my good friend Jojo for sending in the Oat Brancake recipe. Anybody out there have a special favourite to share?
  • And a very merry spring cleaning to you!