Sunday, July 22, 2012

Skinny Protein Pancakes

Another recipe I got off Pinterest (get use to it, there's more to come), that was already healthy but I tweaked it a little. These pancakes are simple and have only 7 ingredients. Not to mention, they're freaking DELICIOUS!! As well as low carb. Those of you that have had whole wheat pancakes, these taste very similar, but without all the carbs. Just don't smother them in butter and pancake syrup, ok?

Skinny Protein Pancakes

1/2 cup uncooked rolled or whole oats

2 egg whites

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

1/2 banana

1/2 tsp vanilla extract (McCormick has no high fructose corn syrup)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 scoop protein powder

Combine all the ingredients listed above in a blender and blend on high until well blended, approx. 15-20 secs. Cook over medium heat until you see a few little bubbles appear, then flip and repeat. This recipe yields about 5-6 pancakes. The recipe I made this morning yielded 5. Needless to say, I ate them all...The original recipe for this does not include the protein or the almond milk, but it's so much better with it. Even if you don't consume protein powder, eliminate it from the recipe and just use the other 6 ingredients. The protein powder adds sweetness to it, so if you choose not to use it, you may want to add some agave nectar or honey to sweeten the deal.

I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey, because it is all natural and does not have any artificial sweeteners in it. It's pretty fantastic actually. And it's the best tasting protein powder I've had. You could also make this a gluten free meal by using almond flour instead of oats, and eliminating the protein powder.  If you choose to use almond flour, there's no need to put this mix in the blender.

Pair these with some egg whites and extra lean turkey bacon, and you're good to go! Oh and here are the nutrition facts per pancake. Thanks for being healthy!

Skinny Protein Pancakes Nutrition:

  • Calories: 86
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 72.3 mg
  • Carb: 10.5 g
  • Sugar: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g
Again, this is PER PANCAKE. Please keep that in consideration, because you probably won't eat just 2 of these ;) 


  1. Hmmm...these look nummy...I'm gonna have to give them a try :)

  2. I made these this morning and they were fantastic! Better than regular pancakes, and I used the almond flour. I decided to only make 3, and i put the rest of the batter in the fridge. I want to see if it holds up to make tomorrow. Thanks for this!!!!!!

  3. You're welcome Mel! So glad you liked them!