A great way to start the day in my household is with home-made protein pancakes. No it’s not a difficult task, really!
Even before my babies graced my world, I was starting the day with these protein pancakes. Originally finding a similar recipe in a fitness magazine, I have made them my own with some great nutritional boosts. Take a look.
So, how can we make these without a lot of hassle?
A nutritional breakdown
- eggs whites provide protein, niacin, potassium, selenium and phosphorus
- oats provide fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium, folate, phosphorus and is also a low glycemic food so you will feel full longer
- cocoa powder provides magnesium, fiber, potassium, calcium and phosphorus
flax meal provides omega 3(good for the brain!), fiber, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron
Chocolate Oat Protein Pancake
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 each medjooled dates
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 large eggs, whole
- ¼ cup flax meal
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup cocoa or 3 tablespoons cinnamon, whatever your desired flavor!
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Add oats and pitted dates to blender. Blend until most of the dates have broken down and the oats turned more like flour.
- Add to a mixing bowl with eggs and remaining ingredients. Whisk together.
- Add more liquid to reach pancake batter consistency.
- Spray skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium. Pour batter onto hot skillet using ⅛ measuring cup and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pancakes begin to bubble. Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Chocolate pancakes are great with fresh fruit, butter and your favorite sweetener.