Eggs are incredible because they’re amazingly versatile. Whether you’re craving a savory dish or a sweet treat, eggs can fill that void. I will admit, however, that eating eggs for breakfast every day can get boring rather quickly. Breakfast ruts are especially frustrating if you’re trying to eat clean and stay healthy. If you need a simple, yet nourishing recipe to help you start your day on the right foot, try these delicious protein pancakes.
These oat-based “pancakes” are perfect for hectic mornings because they’re so unbelievably easy to make and call for ingredients that you probably already have stocked in your fridge and pantry. Plus, they’re good for you too!
If you want to incorporate even more protein into your breakfast, add a dose of your favorite protein powder into the mix. A vanilla flavored powder for example, can boost the pancake’s nutritional value and sweet taste.
Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe
Makes: 1 serving
¼ cup rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if you prefer)
2 egg whites
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ scoop of protein powder of your choice (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil
*Optional toppings: yogurt, jam, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, maple syrup, honey.
1. Combine ingredients in bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
2. Coat pan in coconut oil or another oil of your choice.
3. Pour mixture onto pan like a pancake and cook over low to medium heat.
4. Cook one side of the pancake for about two to three minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for two more minutes.
5. Top the pancake with your favorite toppings and enjoy immediately!
I like to top my pancake with a large spoonful of Greek yogurt, a small handful of blueberries, and just a few drips of maple syrup. Finish yours off with your favorite fixings! Just remember to go light on the toppings if these pancakes are a part of your clean eating routine!
These healthy protein pancakes are definitely a favorite amongst fitness fanatics and breakfast lovers alike. They may not be real pancakes, but they’re sweet, filling, and pleasantly light. Give them a try!