Protein-Packed Pancakes

Did you know that quite often our breakfasts lack enough protein? It’s true. But don’t you worry, I have a quick solution for you. These Protein-Packed Pancakes are the perfect addition to your breakfast to ensure you meet your needs.

Most pancake recipe’s are not the best addition for our health and nutrition goals. Many are made with oils and fats, and in addition have added whip cream and high sugar syrup. As a result the fat, sugar, and calorie content can be very high. However, this recipe is a lighter version without the added fat and calories. Most importantly, these pancakes definitely do not lack in taste.

The recipe calls for some common pantry staples, namely baking powder, baking soda, and flour. It is very simple to make, and you can be eating in under 10 minutes.. 

Protein-Packed Pancakes

This recipe calls for plain greek yogurt. Plain greek yogurt is high in protein, and also low in sugar. The fruit sweetened versions have more sugar, and also less protein. With this in mind, it’s best to reach for the plain versions more often. In addition, try and buy the low fat versions, which is 0% MF or 1% MF. % MF stands for percentage milk fat, or how much fat in percentage is within the product.

Oats are also very nutritious. They are a great source of fiber, and play a positive role in heart health by lowering our cholesterol.

If you would like to make this recipe gluten free, ensure the oats are certified gluten free, and use a gluten free flour in place of the wheat flour.

Protein-Packed Pancakes

To make the the Protein-Packed Pancakes, combine the dry ingredients in one large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix well.

Protein-Packed Pancakes

In the large bowl, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until moist.

Meanwhile, coat a non-stick griddle with cooking spray and heat to medium.

Protein-Packed Pancakes

Add the pancake batter to grill using a large spoon. Dollop into about 2 inch wide patties, or per preference. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, flipping when pancakes are light brown, or bubbles appear on top.

Remove pancakes from heat and keep warm. Serve immediately, and add some fresh berries for some extra taste and for a more balanced meal. Enjoy!

Protein-Packed Pancakes

Protein-Packed Pancakes
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Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 3 pancakes

Protein-Packed Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup enriched flour
  • 1 tbsp stevia (or regular sugar/alternative)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (to preference)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup 1% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Add oats, flour, stevia, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix greek yogurt, egg, and milk together in separate bowl.
  3. Combine greek yogurt mixture with dry ingredients, stir until just moist.
  4. Coat a non stick griddle or grill over medium heat, add cooking spray, and cook pancakes for 3-4 minutes per side. Flip when pancakes are light brown, or bubbles appear on top.

Notes

287 calories, 16 g protein, 6 g fat, 41g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber.

http://www.euphorianutrition.ca/protein-packed-pancakes/

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