Thursday, December 2, 2010

Protein Pancakes



I found the best recipe while browsing through Oxygen magazine and thought I'd share it on here.  I'm a vegetarian runner and struggle sometimes to meet my protein needs.  These tasty little pancakes are 42 grams of protein per serving and about 380 calories and 6 grams of fat. 
They are very tweakable!  I've added blueberries before flipping the pancake.  Cottage cheese was running low one time and I added less than called for and they still came out great.  I've added three egg whites instead of two and still yummy.  I think you can take this base recipe and customize to what works for you.  And they are DEEE-lish!  I don't use syrup, just make them the night before and take them to work with me the next morning.  Love portable breakfasts like this! I heat them up and eat them plain while drinking coffee.  Or, I slice a banana lengthwise and wrap a pancake around the banana and eat it, pig in a blanket style.

The recipe:

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2 egg whites
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend all ingredients until you have a smooth and fluffy batter.  I use a Magic Bullet (love, love, love my Magic Bullet) but a blender would work just fine. 
I start heating my skillet over medium heat before blending the ingredients, that way it's nice and hot by the time my batter is ready.  I lightly spray my skillet with olive oil.  Pour batter on skillet and flip once.  This recipe is one serving and makes 3-4 pancakes depending on how large you like 'em.


 Oats just make everything better!


 Some vanilla protein powder..





 Ready to blend.






7 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome. I am a MEAT EATER, but these vegetarian flapjacks would work for me.

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  2. Those sound pretty good! We only have chocolate/peanut butter protein powder, and I'm sure that will make them mighty tasty! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I'm glad you gave the step by step... I'm gonna go get my ingredients this weekend. YUMMY = Can't Wait! Kimber

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  4. I need a big ole side of bacon with those pics...looks good....

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  5. slap a big chunk of butter on it...yummmy!

    But I really need to eat more protein pancakes instead of breakfast burritos.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!
    Your pancakes sound DELISH! I would have never thought in a million years you could put those ingregients together to make a pancake. :) I'm ready to it out.

    I was reading about your post on compression socks as well. I don't have any and thought it may be a new gadget that was a quick stop in time, but it sounds like more and more people swear by them. I might have to try them out too.

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