Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Hello friends!

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.

Ingredients:
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

Preparation:
  1. Grind your oats, then toss everything in after it and mix until all combined.
  2. Use nonstick spray on a griddle or pan heated to med/high.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup batter onto griddle and just like regular pancakes, when they start to bubble, flip them.
  4. 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






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