Skinny Protein Pancakes
1/2 cup uncooked rolled or whole oats
2 egg whites
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
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