I guess it just comes from the years of cooking I did in the Army. I like making things from scratch. Of course, I don't always have the time, so I may have to look at some of those other alternatives. Thanks for the advice.
Oh yeah, add any fruit you like to the mix. Actually, I had a roommate who used to just blenderize his fruit with a touch of milk or yogurt and then pour it on. I loved that (cause I hated how dry pancakes got without the syrup). It was like healthy Aunt Jemima's. Then we'd sprinkle some wheat germ or nuts on top and it was the shiznit.
i make a lot of oatmeal pancakes. 1/2 cup of oatmeal. five or six eggwhites and a whole egg. some fruit or yogurt. five or six packets of sweetener (equal, splenda), scoop of protein powder, and a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. top with some calorie free butter spray and low sugar syrup or jelly. pretty good and really fast and easy.