post by Amy Tulip, NASM CPT
I get some inexplicable joy from eating protein pancakes every morning. Maybe it’s the toppings, or perhaps knowing they are packed full of protein and healthy carbs for my upcoming workout. Whatever the reason, pancakes for breakfast (or, you know, all day) are one reason I get out of bed!
Of course, the smell helps too. Don’t you love the smell of pancakes cooking? Scents have such a strong correlation with memories. The wafting aroma of pancake batter sizzling on a hot griddle takes me back to carefree Sundays and church pancake feeds. What brings back warm childhood memories for you?
Combining the pleasure of great memories and the power of protein pancakes makes for a great start to any day. If you don’t recall the threefold benefit of adding protein to your meals (think fat-burning machine), read this post. And then, enjoy my favorite protein pancake recipe!
PROTEIN PANCAKES RECIPE
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes
Total time: 9 minutes
Nutrition (with medium banana and Now Foods whey protein):
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- ½ cup egg whites (preferrably cage free)
- 1 egg (preferrably cage free)
- ¼ cup whole rolled oats
- ½ scoop Now Foods protein powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Stevia to taste
- Apple (organic) or banana, chopped
- 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (prepared with water) for topping
- Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
- Whisk the egg whites and egg until well combined.
- Mix in the oats, protein powder, stevia, and cinnamon.
- Fold in the chopped apple or banana.
- Spray hot skillet with coconut or olive oil. Add the entire batter and spread out evenly.
- Once edges harden and bubbles appear on top (2-3 minutes), flip and cook for additional minute.
- Smother with peanut butter and enjoy!
If this recipe has too many carbs, feel free to reduce the fruit or cut it out altogether. You can use stevia as the lone sweetener.
If you need more carbs for the day, spread some sugar-free jelly or organic berries on top! Yum!!! What variations do you like? Feel free to share – I’m always up for new pancake recipes!