These Healthy Protein Pancakes are great for slow Sunday mornings, or for meal prepping & eating all week long!
BREAKFAST IS ACCEPTABLE AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY
I absolutely love breakfast food at all times of the day. I think it is especially delicious at dinner time. Don’t ask me why. Anyone else out there a huge breakfast for dinner (BFD) fan, or is that just me? I grew up in a house where we had breakfast for dinner on a regular basis, so maybe it makes me a little nostalgic.
Pancakes are definitely one of my favorite breakfast foods, but I don’t make them near enough! I whipped up this recipe a few weekends ago and it was a perfect, lazy Sunday breakfast. When you have a little extra time on your hands to make a breakfast feast, the reward is so worth it.
healthy PROTEIN PANCAKES: GREAT FOR MEAL PREP
One of the best things about these pancakes is that they heat up really well in the microwave (or toaster), so you can cook the whole batch at once, store the leftovers in an airtight Tupperware container in the fridge/freezer and have pancakes for the next several mornings using minimal effort!
Can you think of anything better? Honestly, I can’t. Except maybe my Whole Wheat Banana Bread all week long. ; )
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WHY BREAKFAST IS IMPORTANT
Do you skip breakfast on a regular basis simply because you don’t have time in the mornings? Then this recipe is perfect for you! If the pancakes (or overnight oats, or any other meal prep breakfast) is already made up for you, there is no reason to skip! Add some delicious toppings and you have a nourishing meal in your belly to start the day off in the best way.
I don’t like to call breakfast the “most important meal of the day” because I truly believe that all eating occasions are equally important. I like to encourage clients to eat consistently throughout the day and avoid going too long between meals, as this can slow your metabolism and/or lead to overeating at your next meal.
With that being said, I do think that starting your day off with a balanced breakfast is a great way to set the tone for a healthy day with good energy and better blood sugar control.
healthy PROTEIN PANCAKES MAKE A GREAT POST-WORKOUT MEAL
Some of you might think that you should never eat pancakes because they have too many carbs and all that nonsense.
Well, I’m here to tell you that: a) you can absolutely eat pancakes, b) your body loves and needs carbs for fuel, and c) you just need these pancakes in your life. Okay?
These Healthy Protein Pancakes contain nutritious, fiber-rich carbohydrates in the form of whole-grain oats and bananas, and they have a good dose of protein thanks to protein powder (which can be whey/plant-based depending on your personal preference), eggs (or a flax egg), Greek yogurt and collagen peptides.
The best way to refuel after an intense workout is with a meal that contains both protein and carbohydrates to repair muscle and restore lost glycogen stores. This recipe contains a great mix of both!
HEALTHY PROTEIN PANCAKE TOPPING SUGGESTIONS
I like to finish my Healthy Protein Pancakes off with lots of yummy toppings. You can make these pancakes your own and get creative with the toppings!
Here are some topping ideas that my IG followers said they love:
- Mixed berries
- Banana slices
- Almond butter or peanut butter
- Chopped walnuts
- Tahini drizzle
- Hemp seeds
- The possibilities are endless
Here is the super simple recipe!
Healthy Protein Pancakes
- 1.5 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder whey or plant-based
- 1 banana ripe, mashed
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup almond milk vanilla, unsweetened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 scoops collagen peptides
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Toppings: nut butters, nuts, butter, syrup, berries, banana slices, tahini, etc. optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until it forms a smooth batter.
- Cook on a pre-heated griddle until golden brown on both sides.
- Add desired toppings and serve immediately.
- Store leftover prepared pancakes in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, and freezer for 3 months. Thaw/reheat in microwave until soft and warm.
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Thank you and enjoy!
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