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…
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.
Over 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?!)
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 🙂