Apple Protein Pancakes

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend. It has been amazingly nice here, I really hope it’s not a tease and it stays – yay, summer is on its way!

This morning I decided to whip up some pancakes. I’ve never been a big fan of pancakes – until recently when I discovered the many ways you can make protein pancakes. Now I am diggin’ them – big time. I had a giant jar of unsweetened apple sauce in the fridge that was nearing the end of its life, so I thought I’d cook up these tasty fellas. They’re super fast, extra delicious and contain half your protein for the day. So let’s do this…
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Apple Protein Pancakes

Makes 1 serving (3 pancakes)

1/4 cup dry gluten-free oats or oat flour
1/4 cup egg whites
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 Tbsp organic maple syrup
Pinch of baking soda
Pinch of baking powder

If you’re using oats you’ll need to blend them in a blender until powdery. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients first.  In a small bowl whisk the egg whites with the apple sauce and add to the dry ingredients, stir to combine. This will be your batter.
image_1Over med-high heat, spray some non-stick oil in a frying pan. Pour the batter in the pan; I made 3 pancakes with this but you could do one giant one! Cook for a few minutes until it starts to bubble, flip and cook for a few more minutes until golden brown (do I really need to tell you how to cook pancakes?!)

Top with maple syrup, your choice of fruit, and there you have it…
imageSimple, protein packed pancakes! Now get out there and enjoy that sunshine 🙂

Nutritional Info (pancakes with maple syrup):
265 Calories, 38g Carbs, 3g Fat, 23g Protein, 19g Sugar, 132mg Sodium

*If you’re watching your sugar I would omit the maple syrup as it is only 6g of sugar without it – but seriously, who wants pancakes without maple syrup – enjoy life, you only have one 🙂

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