It has been a crazy few weeks just getting back into my routine and school after a month off. I cannot wait until I am DONE (<---said every student EVER).
Anywhooo, lots going on, I'll write a little bit about it on my journey page as soon as I get a little bit more time. Today though, I wanted to share a super yummy recipe for protein pancakes with you. I have been trying ALL sorts of protein pancake recipes over the past few years and I could just never find anything that tasted good. It's not like I set out to make a protein pancake that tasted exactly like a good 'ol buttermilk number, but something remotely enjoyable would have sufficed. And today, FINALLY, I found the one. It doesn't taste like egg...it doesn't taste like protein powder...it tastes exactly like a hearty, oaty pancake with a touch of sweetness. BING BING BING - WINNER.
All of the ingredients are natural, too so all you're eating is all natural goodness.
I found the recipe on a great blog called Eating Well...Living Thin and made a few minor changes to make it more in my Zone. Check her out, she's got a great blog over there!
I made this easy by just tossing everything into my blender - starting with the oats.
1 cup ground oats - be sure to measure BEFORE grinding
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2T Sugar Stevia blend (you could also just use Stevia; if you like a sweeter pancake add up to 4T)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup egg whites
1 cup cottage cheese - I prefer 4%
1/3 cup cashew milk - you could also use almond or regular milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
- Grind your oats, then toss everything in after it and mix until all combined.
- Use nonstick spray on a griddle or pan heated to med/high.
- Pour about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup batter onto griddle and just like regular pancakes, when they start to bubble, flip them.
- Brown each side then serve. I had mine with just a sprinkle of coconut sugar on them, but they are just as yummy plain or with honey or maple syrup.
I cannot tell you enough how much I love these!
Nutrition (each pancake):
Makes about 10-12 pancakes
Calories 72 / Carbs 10g / Fat 2g / Protein 5g / Sodium 161mg