Recipe by Lili Campuzano
I don’t know about you, but I go to bed early so that I can wake up early and enjoy a mouth-watering stack on golden brown protein pancakes!! Who else can relate? Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day because not only do I get to satisfy my sweet tooth but this is also the time window I use to consume my greatest amount of carbs. If you are skipping breakfast then you are missing out on the great benefits of doing so. Having a well balanced breakfast with a good source of carbs, proteins, fats, and fiber helps jump start your metabolism and, thus, helps you burn more calories throughout the day. It also decreases hunger and cravings and helps you consume less fat throughout the day. So, stay tuned because your fairly AB mother is here to give a macro friendly guilt free recipe to enlighten those taste buds!
- 1 ¾ cup oat flour (alternative—blend 1 ¾ cup of quick oats)
- 1-2 scoops of protein power (I used Optimum Nutrition Banana Cream flavor)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar (I used Truvia)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
*The batter makes 6-8 medium sized pancakes
- Combine all the dry ingredients, oat flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, protein and salt, in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine the milk, vanilla extract, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, eggs. Wisk together.
- Slowly mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
- Let the batter sit for 5 minutes for a thicker consistency.
- Spray a nonstick pan with PAM (or any other cooking spray) to avoid sticking and falling apart of the pancake.
- Pour ½ to 2/3 cup of the batter into the nonstick pan.
- Let the pancakes bubble before flipping to avoid breaking them.
- Dress up your pancakes with yummy peanut butter (or almond butter), syrup (or honey), and mixed berries!
- Now it’s time to enjoy a delicious stack of golden brown oat flour protein pancakes.
Macronutrient break-down for 1 serving= 1 pancake (not including the peanut butter, syrup, berries, or eggs as shown in the photo): 137 Calories, 12.5 g Carbs, 11.6 g Protein, 5.7 g Fat.