Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Power Protein Pancakes

everyone loves pancakes! the light fluffy cake-like breakfast food is traditionally eaten with gobs of butter and syrup, and none of this really goes well with our diets. try this delicious version, which is sure to please the palate as well as the waistline!


6 egg whites, beaten until fluffy
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flax seed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
cooking spray


1. place all ingredients except beaten egg whites in a food processor and pulse or blend until mixture is uniform.


2. pour blended ingredients into a bowl and add the egg whites. fold until just blended. (i used one egg yolk to get all of those AWESOME nutrients in there, too)

3. prepare a griddle with cooking spray. ladle pancake mixture onto griddle and cook until both sides are browned.

serve it up with some fruit and and greek yogurt sweetened with honey!

how do you eat pancakes without all the junk??
skip the syrup and place a dollop of unsweetened applesauce on each pancake. OR you can try greek yogurt or this little trick: place 1/2 cup of blueberries or raspberries in a small saucepan along with one tablespoon of water. mash the berries and bring the mixture to a boil. when the fruit is uniformly hot and beginning to get syrupy, remove from heat and pour all over your pancakes! YUM!

nutritional value per serving:
calories: 283 / cal. from fat: 100 / protein: 21g / carbs: 24g / dietary fiber: 4.5g / sugars: 0.3g / fat: 10.5g / sodium: 198mg

-- makes 6 servings --

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