Protein pancakes

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.

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond breeze

1 egg

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.

Throw 1/2 in a pan sprinkle half the chocolate chips on top.

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

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2 thoughts on “Protein pancakes

  1. abbyrex2323

    That sounds great. We made some pumpkin, blueberry, dark chocolate chip pancakes this morning. Picture coming soon to my blog. We often add hemp protein to ours.

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