Weekday Protein Pancakes: Two Ways

25 Jan

Pancakes on a weekday!?!? Way too good to be true. I usually don’t get up any where near early enough to make pancakes, but this week we were hit with some winter weather that had me getting up earlier than normal.

I don’t know why my brain works this way, but I figured since I was already getting up early because my normal 40 minute commute turned into an hour commute, I might as well get up even EARLIER so I could make pancakes.

I didn’t want super sweet indulgent pancakes. I have been struggling with feeling full and snacking so I wanted something with protein that would hold me over. Cereal has been making an appearance in my breakfast and I never feel full and satisfied and want to just KEEP EATING it because it’s so good.

After perusing a lot of the protein pancake recipes on the web and not really finding anything that fit the bill, I decided to wing it. The result: delicious, satisfying and surprisingly low cal.

They were so good on Wednesday that I made a variation of them on Thursday.

Protein Pancakes: Two ways

Makes 1 serving: 200 calories (not including toppings)

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1/4 cup oats

2 egg whites

1/2 scoop designer whey vanilla protein powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Blend all ingredients in a blender and cook on a pancake griddle at approx. 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes on each side.

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Almost took a bite without taking a pic!

Texture: thin, dense and filling (not your traditional fluffy and light pancakes but delicious and filling).

Variation- Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes

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Add 1 tsp cocoa powder (omit cinnamon)

Replace vanilla protein powder with chocolate

Add a few chocolate chips (add after blending)

Top with peanut butter or PB2!

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Equally as mouthwatering! Can’t wait to make more tomorrow!

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5 Responses to “Weekday Protein Pancakes: Two Ways”

  1. quartercenturysouthernliving January 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes, these look SO good! I will have to give the recipe a try 🙂

  2. runningonpb January 28, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    those pancakes are easily going to be dinner this week!

  3. Fitcupcaker January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I love pancakes, they look so fluffy!

  4. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen January 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Pancakes for breakfast are definitely a good reason for getting up earlier! 😀

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