Everyone knows that you should start your day with a healthy breakfast. But if your mornings are anything like mine (read organized chaos) you know that’s often easier said than done. Hitting the gym, getting the kids to school, and getting ready for work all before 8:00 a.m., means I have to do some planning—or risk finding myself with a breakfast taco in one hand and a donut in the other.
According to this article on Web MD, how you fuel your body in the morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. The ideal breakfast should contain carbs for instant energy, protein for sustained energy, and fiber to keep you feeling full longer. These protein pancakes satisfy those requirements deliciously, and are easy to make ahead and enjoy throughout the week. I top mine with peanut butter and strawberries for added protein, good fat, and fiber. Enjoy!
Protein Packed Pancake Ingredients: Makes 10-12 pancakes
- 1 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Dry Oat Flour (I blend oats in a food processor until flour like)
- 1 Scoop Unflavored or Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
--Mix above ingrediants together then add:
-- 5 Egg Whites
Pour batter in a blender and blend until smooth.
Spray a skillet with cooking spray and cook over medium low heat, flipping once.
Stats Per Pancake: 52 Calories // 0 Fat // Carbs 6 G // 6 G Protein // 2 G Sugar // 1 G Fiber