Thursday, January 30, 2014

Protein Pancakes - Tasty Tuesday!

Protein Pancakes

Yay, it’s time for another recipe! I love posting food! : )

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up ALL your favorite things. There are so many great ways to make healthy alternatives to your favorite meals. I looove breakfast food, it’s sooo yummy, so here’s a protein pancake recipe that I can honestly say I like so much more than regular pancakes. I’ve already made these 3 days in a row! And apparently they smell good to dogs because,... my dog never does ANYTHING bad but when I got home yesterday, there was a torn up zip lock back in the hallway and no more protein pancakes! Hmph! I can’t really blame him though, they’re good! ENJOY!

1 Cup – Oats (blended)
2 Scoops – Vanilla Protein Powder (I use “Vanilla Bean” by V-Core)
1 Tbs – Ground Flaxseed
2 Tsp – Baking Powder
2 – Eggs
2 – Tbs – Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
½ Cup – Cottage Cheese (or plain greek yogurt)
½ Cup – Unsweetened Applesauce

Topping options are endless! I used...
A couple spoons full of Plain Greek Yogurt mixed with a small handful of Fresh Blackberries (which I mushed up a little with my spoon while mixing), then topped with cut strawberries.
Warmed up peanut butter topped with strawberries is the other photo.
They’re even good after being stored in a zip lock bag, with no topping (just don’t let your dog get a hold of it ;). Great protein packed finger food for on the go!

Combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Cook like normal pancakes, in a sprayed pan, on medium to low heat. These don’t bubble like regular pancakes so be careful not to overcook. For my stove, they take about a minute to a minute and a half on each side.
This recipe makes about 8 pancakes, depending on the size.