Amazing new breakfast. Although not awesomely executed in the presentation by me, the taste was out of this world. So, I love oatmeal for breakfast on workout days, and usually at the weekend welcome an omelet or scrambled eggs as a change. Today… no. After an in depth conversation with the boyfriend, and a bad night’s sleep, I needed serious comfort food. But my problem is that if I go for the classic fattening comfort foods, I feel worse about myself. So, the challenge was to make a sweet, decadent breakfast that would not wreck my diet plans. Enter chocolate chip and strawberry protein pancakes.
1 cup unsweetened almond breeze
2 egg whites
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I recommend casein as it is thicker than whey; I used optimum nutrition)
optional: strawberries and 12 jumbo semi sweet chocolate chips.
Blend the egg, egg white, almond breeze and protein powder, you will get a fairly runny consistency:
I would encourage those less hysterically calorie conscious to add a little more protein powder, or some almond meal or even oats to make a thicker consistency – but this worked well.
Let cook through and serve topped with strawberries:
OK, I *should* have made the pan non stick first, as I couldn’t get it out. So, I will repost pictures of it looking pretty. But the taste was not harmed, it was like a buttermilk pancake, but a little less fluffy. Amazing.
Nutrition: (for the whole darn recipe, including choc chips, as I didn’t eat half as planned!): calories: 360, fat: 13.59g, protein: 42.81g, carbs: 19.94g sugar: 12.48.
1/2 the recipe is obviously super low cal; and it is healthier without the choc chips (300 calories and 10g of fat) but they are sooo worth it as they go all melty 🙂 Enjoy.
*update* Here they are actually looking appetizing