Make every morning feel like a weekend when you wake up to these healthy and delicious wheat protein pancakes. The sweet vanilla flavor from the protein powder not only gives it a boost in nutrients, but in flavor as well. They don’t even need
syrup agave on top, just a sprinkle of powdered sugar. These pancakes really remind me of a carnival funnel cake, minus the fat and grease. Because the batter is sweet and cooked in a dab of coconut oil, it really has a unique flavor and crisp yet tender texture.
These also take only a few minutes to make. I top them with fresh fruit and serve with a small smoothie on the side.
Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes
(makes 12, serves 4)
- 1 cup whole wheat pancake flour
- 4 scoops Naturade Vanilla Soy Protein
- 2 teaspoons egg replacer (replaces 1 egg)
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 16 strawberries (4 per person)
- Powdered sugar for garnish
Preheat griddle. In a mixing bowl, combine the protein powder, pancake mix and egg replacer. Whisk to blend, then add almond milk, whisk until everything is wet and batter is smooth. Allow batter to rest a minute or two. Chop strawberries and set aside. Once griddle is hot and batter has rested, add coconut oil, use a brush to coat pan evenly.
Make about 4” rounds on griddle. Reduce heat to med-low. Cook until bubbles form on top, then flip. Once all pancakes are made, stack in 3’s topping with 4 chopped strawberries and some powdered sugar. This is a great breakfast for kids or adults. A healthy berry smooth on the side makes this a complete breakfast.
Nutritional stats for 3 pancakes with 4 strawberries on top: 234 calories, 5g fat, 37 carbs, 12g protein, 3g fiber, 50% daily calcium, 50% daily iron.
Add a small basic shake made from 1 scoop Rainbow Light Vanilla Protein Energizer, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 4 ice cubes and 1/4 banana, 1/4 cup mixed berries blended together. This small shake adds: 144 calories, 15 g protein, 6g fiber! A great way to start your day.
What did you have for breakfast? Enjoy your day!