When we think of pancakes, we’re instantly brought back to our childhood days of sleepy faces, Saturday morning cartoons and pajamas (with the feet attached, of course). Well, the times have changed and our Saturdays look a little different now. We’ve gotten older, the Saturday morning cartoons have been replaced with Saturday afternoon brunch dates and the footed PJ’s have been traded in for running sneakers. But every once in awhile, (like this morning for example) we just can’t resist the urge for that delicious breakfast staple that is the pancake.
At BBP, we’re all about enjoying our food without sacrificing our skinny jeans. So we figured out a way to make our dreams of fluffy, sweet, carb heaven come to life sans the post-carb guilt. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you the grown up, healthy version of the childhood favorite. It’s Commandment #6 of the BBP 10 Commandments of Food: Eat (Healthy) Pancakes for Breakfast.
We’re going to teach you how to make these healthy pancakes your new bae. Here’s a couple of our favorite recipes. Let’s do it.
1) The Basic
- ¼ cup raw oats
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup egg whites
Blend ingredients until a batter forms. Spray pan with and pour mixture onto pan. Flip when you see the edges start to brown. Top with ¼ cup warmed up sugar free syrup.
2) The Elvis
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg whites
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp. Just Great Stuff Powdered PB
Mash up the banana and blend the eggs and powdered PB in a bowl. Pour mixture onto hot pan. Flip after about 30 seconds or when it browns. Top with a dollop of natural nut butter or melt a small piece of dark chocolate over the top.
3) The Brave Body Supercharged PB & J
- ½ cup plain oatmeal
- 3 egg whites
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup blueberries
Blend ingredients until a batter forms. Spray pan. Pour mixture onto pan. Flip when you see the edges start to brown. Warm up ¼ c blueberries in the microwave or over the stove. Mash into a syrup and pour over pancake. Top with a dollop of all natural peanut butter.
4) Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes
- 1 Scoop Cinnamon Swirl Whey Protein Powder
- ¼ c rolled oats
- ¼ c pumpkin (unsweetened from can)
- ½ c egg whites
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Blend all ingredients until a batter forms. Spray pan. Pour mixture onto pan. Flip when you see the edges start to brown. Top with a ¼ cup warmed up sugar free syrup.
Give these healthy pancake options a try this week! Have a favorite protein pancake recipe to share? Send it our way or snap a photo on Instagram and tag us @bravebodyproject and hashtag #bravebodyproject . Happy flipping!