Have you ever wondered how to make protein pancakes? Pancakes are a staple in our house on the weekends. The kids love them and so do I. But in all honesty I don’t like having the prepackaged pancakes you can buy at the store. It always leaves me feeling sluggish and a tad guilty. So I set out to find a healthier version that I could make in a flash with ingredients I have on hand. It took me a while to perfect the pancakes but I think I finally nailed it.
Holy batman has it been a busy week for us. The boys are in soccer on opposite nights which means soccer 4 nights a week. It’s a bit bananas but so worth it. They seem to really love it. They are competitive with each other so if one scores one day then the other wants 2 goals the next game. Boys will be boys! We play at a local community center where 4-5 games happen at once. I love this because there are always tons of kids running around playing and having fun. It gives them a chance to just be kids. With a big open field, I let the the boys run around with their friends and have the freedom I remember from being that age. The only rule is if they can’t see me then I can’t see them, they need to stay in sight. It’s been quite interesting watching them mature right before my eyes. My babies are little boys that want some independence.
I’m looking forward to our quiet weekend though. We don’t have much planned and will hopefully have lots of family time chillaxing. I’m heading out for a short 7 mile taper run early Saturday morning and should be back in time to eat with the boys. I’m certain we will be making these protein pancakes for breakfast. Loaded with a great balance of protein and carbs, it’s a great post run breakfast. I tend to be a creature of habit and like to have the same breakfast every morning, oatmeal with a side of egg whites is my go to breakfast. It’s nice on the weekend to enjoy something a little different.
How to make protein pancakes:
yields- 6 pancakes
- 1/2 cup dry oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 banana
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Start grill at 350 F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Use hand mixer to blend (you can also use a mini food processor).
- Drop 1/4 cup onto a hot grill.
- Cook on each side until lightly brown.
Garnish with coconut oil and enjoy!
Tell me, what is your favorite breakfast? Do you switch it up each day, or do you go through phases?