Breakfast may be considered the “most important” meal of the day, but you could enjoy these delicious protein packed pancakes any time! This recipe makes “clean eating” hearty & healthy without breaking the bank! They are easy to make, clean up and the possibilities are endless with variations of these yummy cakes. There are a few add-ins or toppings listed on the Nutrition Report Card for your convenience in meeting the appropriate macronutrients for your goals and the scrumptious taste you desire! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Servings per Recipe: 1 Serving Size: Yields 4-5 medium pancakes

Ingredients

– 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (also works with low fat cottage cheese) – 1/2 scoop vanilla whey – 1/3 cup old fashioned oats (or flour of choice) – 1/4 cup liquid egg whites – 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds – 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (or 1 packet of stevia) – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – cinnamon to taste – pinch of salt

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Directions

1. Combine all pancake ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If doing an add-In, wait until blended and stir in with a spoon until evenly mixed. 2. Cook in a skillet (sprayed with cooking spray) or griddle on medium heat. When the batter starts to bubble, flip and cook until golden. You can test the heat of your skillet by throwing a few drops of water onto the surface. When the water sizzles, the pan is ready for the pancake batter. 3. Top with desired ingredients and enjoy!

Nutrition report card

Calories Carbohydrate (g) Fat (g) Protein (g)
Protein Pancake Recipe 255 25 5 30
Add-Ins or Toppings Add to Nutrition Facts listed above
1/2 Cup Berries 35 9 0 1
1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin +1/8 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 20 5 0 1
2 Tablespoons Dark Chocolate Chips 70 10 4 1
1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter 100 3 8 4
2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup 105 6 0 0
1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt 45 6 0 5
1 Tablespoon Real Butter 10 0 11 0

*Notes about add-ins or toppings:

The berries and chocolate chips can be placed in the batter or on top of the finished cakes. The canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice should be mixed in the batter. All other options are meant to be used as toppings. Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too hadn’t tried these gems. These protein pancakes have a whopping 30g of protein before adding any toppings. They are sure to have your plate cleaned and tummy full. If you are serving more than one person, this recipe doubles nicely to share! Can you think of other toppings or add-in ideas to give these protein pancakes your own delicious flavor twist?

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