High Power Protein Pancakes

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I love to eat. I mean, I love the entire experience. I love going to the grocery store, finding what’s fresh and in-season,  being visually stimulated by all the colors, smelling the produce, feeling the firmness, imagining new recipes and creative ideas for meals and snacks…

But, it’s not always easy to make some of my favorites taste as good as I’d want them to taste without some of the less healthy ingredients. You know exactly what I’m taking about… those lovely blueberry muffins that mom used to make just don’t taste as good or as hearty as they used to once you start substituting ingredients. That Alfredo sauce just isn’t as tantalizing, right or deeply flavored when you remove the cream and butter,

So, what to do? Should we just sacrifice flavor, mouth feel and overall satisfaction just to save a few calories? I say “No!”

My life has been a steady quest to find some of the best foods with the healthiest ingredients so you won’t have to give up deliciousness in exchange for healthy.

Today I share my recipe for High Power Protein Pancakes. It has a couple of hidden ingredients that make these pancakes a real delight by adding a slightly different spin on the usual breakfast treat. See the recipe below for these little secrets… because I believe these breakfast delights just might become your preferred pancake for life!

High Power Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 serving protein shake mix*
  • 1 cup blueberries OR 1 cup berries of your choice**
  • OPTIONAL – 1 tsp sugar-free maple syrup***
  • OPTIONAL – 1 tsp honey***

Recipe and Variations

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites and add in yogurt. Stir until blended.
  2. Add oat flour, vanilla-flavored AdvoCare Muscle GainTM protein shake mix*, vanilla extract and agave nectar, mixing until batter is rich and thick.
  3. Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Pour enough pancake batter for desired size into skillet and let cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles have stopped.
  5. Flip with spatula and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  6. Top with blueberries** and serve.***

INCORPORATE VARIATIONS (see optional ingredients)

  1. *Substitute vanilla-flavored AdvoCare Muscle GainTM protein shake mix with the chocolate equivalent.
  2. **Subsitute blueberries with strawberries, raspberries or blackberries.
  3. ***Top with sugar-free maple syrup or honey drizzle.

SERVINGS PER RECIPE – makes 5 medium pancakes SERVING SIZE – 1 pancake

CALORIES

116 (PER SERVING)

TOTAL FAT

6g

SATURATED FAT

3g

CHOLESTEROL

8.3 mg

SODIUM

644 mg

CARBOHYDRATES

31 g

FIBER

14.5 g

SUGARS

1g

PROTEIN

15 g

Give us a shout and let us know how you’d dress up this recipe to make it your own. Happy eating!

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Yours in health,
Tony Bianchino
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