Protein Packed Pancakes

I’ve always wanted to make my own protein pancakes but I was scared that they would taste funky. My fears have been conquered! This recipe is delicious and packed with protein to keep you full all morning. It doesn’t have any added sugar (yes, not even maple syrup or honey) so you can control the amount of sweetness in it. A power breakfast or post-workout snack!

Yield: About 6 small pancakes (1 serving)

Time: About 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder  (I used my vega protein and greens vanilla powder)
  • 1/2 cup oats blended in a blender or 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I used vanilla-flavoured)
  • 1 tbs unsweetened milk of choice (I used almond)
  • a dash of cinnamin

Instructions:

  • Blend up the oats in a blender or magic bullet (they just have to be a little powdery throughout)
  • Mix dry ingredients together, add the wet ingredients to this and combine well with a spoon (resulting mixture will be more like a cookie dough consistency than pancake batter)
  • Spray pan with nonstick spray or coat in a small amount of coconut oil, heat on medium heat
  • Pick up dough and flatten slightly into a round in your hand, then place on pan (it should take about a minute for the sides to brown, then flip them and cook again)
  • Top with anything you’d like (I used melted peanut butter, greek yogurt and blueberries)

Nutrition:

Protein Powder (or just protein in general)

  • protein preserves muscles and grows them during recovery days (experiment with your protein-sources such as beans and legumes)
  • protein makes you feel full, so hunger pains don’t hid you as strongly throughout the day

Greek Yogurt

  • another protein powerhouse
  • good bacteria from the probiotics within help keep you regular
  • full of Vitamin B12 necessary for brain function
  • the iodine in it helps with thyroid function which is necessary for a healthy metabolism
  • a great source of calcium (especially for those of us who avoid dairy, like me) I believe I can consume greek yogurt because it is made by straining out a lot of the milk sugar and contains lower levels of lactose)

 

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