Saturday, May 24, 2014

PB&J Protein Pancakes

Hey guys! I'm sure you've seen me make my protein pancakes a million times..but I played around with my normal recipe and loved how they turned out! I always love experimenting with different variations like flours, ratios of ingredients, or different topping combinations. One morning my batter looked a little thin and needed some more flour, and instead of adding wasting protein powder, I added some Pb2, which is a low fat powdered peanut butter or peanut flour (just made from ground peanuts without the oil) which added lots of volume and flavor without all the fat. Protein pancakes are a great healthy breakfast because it's high in protein, and not full of refined carbs. If your new to eating clean, protein pancakes are great option for you. They taste exactly like normal pancakes, just without the flour, sugar, chemicals and sky high calories! And, you can try all kinds of toppings, so you'll never get bored! This recipe kinda tasted like a PB&J. That's always a good thing right? Let's make some pancakes!

PB&J Protein Pancakes
gluten free, dairy free
(makes 1 serving)
  • 1/2 a mashed banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Perfect Fit)
  • 2 Tbs. Pb2 powdered peanut butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup almond milk 
  • pinch of baking soda
  • dash of cinnamon
  • handful of blueberries
  1. Mix all ingredients together (you can use a blender for convenience), except blueberries.
  2. Heat a sprayed pan on medium heat.
  3. Pour batter onto the skillet, drop in blueberries and cook over low-medium heat for a few minutes each side. It should make several small pancakes. Drizzle with warm strawberry sauce!
Simple Warm Strawberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  1. Microwave for 1 minutes, or until it reaches a syrup consistency.

Now here's a quick comparison on the nutrition facts:

MY Blueberry Pancakes (with topping) : 290 calories, 2 g fat, 33 carbs, 15 g (natural)sugar and 31 grams of protein! And trust me it makes a huge serving! You'll be pleasantly surprised that the batch is all for you! :)
 IHOP Double Blueberry Pancakes: 640 cals, 13 g fat, 117 carbs, 50 g of (processed) sugar, and only 14 grams of protein 

Now you pick! Haha mine are super healthy, high protein, and taste like the "real" thing! Even though the healthy version is the REAL food. Of course it's okay to have IHOP every once in a while, but why not enjoy pancakes everyday that are actually good for you?! 

XoXo, Stephanie

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