I will proudly admit that pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods! The warm pure maple syrup, the hot fluffy cakes… and the coffee! A stack of pancakes can really make a morning!
But I try to stay away from simple carbs, especially white flour. It can make me feel heavy and sleepy only a few short hours after I have eaten. This past weekend I tried to healthify my beloved pancakes by making protein pancakes. And while they are not EXACTLY like buttermilk pancakes, they are very tasty and really hit the spot!
Plus, they are a great way to get your much needed protein in first thing in the morning! If you are tired of eating oats with eggs, well here is the recipe you have dreaming of!
- 4 egg whites OR 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (NOT quick oats or steel cut)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tsp pure vanilla
- splash of almond milk, if needed (or any kind of milk)
In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the milk. Blend for about 30 seconds or until the batter is smooth.
In a hot skillet, melt a dab of coconut oil (less than 1 tsp). Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the bubbles stop. Flip and cook the underside for about 2 minutes.
If needed, add milk to thin out if the batter becomes a little thick.
These pancakes will not rise like regular flour pancakes. But they will bubble. When the top of the pancakes did not look wet any more is when I flipped them over.
Top with berries, pure maple syrup or even your favorite nut butter! These pancakes are soft, moist and will keep you full for hours!