Recipe of the Week – Protein Pancakes from Pinch of Yum
Do you guys remember the “True Life” series on MTV? At any given time I could be starring in “True Life – I hate vacuuming” or “True Life – I’d rather be eating Mac n’ Cheese for every meal” and “True Life – Just how many days can I go with out washing my hair?” By far my worst episode would be “True Life – I never eat breakfast.” Literally, never. Unless I’m at the lake (see last week’s huckleberry pancakes) or my dad’s in town, my first meal of the day is usually lunch. Which is the worst! I’ve been trying hard to break the habit and discover easy ways to eat breakfast on the go – which is where these protein pancakes from Pinch of Yum came in. I mixed the batter up on Monday and have been cooking a few pancakes every day to eat in the morning.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt and cinnamon
- 1-2 scoops protein powder (I started with two individual packets because did you know protein powder is really spendy? Sheesh. Although, now that I know this recipe is a keeper, I am more willing to invest!)
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
I have a couple ideas of how I might mix these up different next time. First, I would probably use 3 full eggs instead of 2 eggs + some egg whites. I’m not in the habit of eating or buying just egg whites, and it seemed like a waste to throw away the egg yolks! Also, since I don’t have blender (just a mini food processor) I would probably pulse just the oats in the food processor to chop them up a little bit, just so the rest of the ingredients fit better. But, if you have a big blender or normal size food processor you can just add all the ingredients and blend or process away!
After I mixed up the batter, I put a little coconut oil in my frying pan (since I don’t have non-stick pans) and cooked up the pancakes! They took about 2-3 minutes per side to cook. I topped my pancakes with a little honey and some fresh berries – so good. I could see myself adding peanut or almond butter with jam, or just some maple syrup! These pancakes weren’t dense or very cakey, (do you guys know what I mean? When the pancake sticks to the roof of your mouth? The worst) and the batter lasted for 2-3 days.
Do you guys have any tips and tricks for fast and easy breakfast? Send them my way, I can use all the help I can get!
Happy Kitchen Adventures!