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Oatmeal Pancakes Cooked with Protein Powder - The Perfect Cheat Meal
- 1/3 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup rolled oats
- 1 serving whey protein powder, (preferably vanilla)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
|Serving size: 4 pancakes|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 5 g||25%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 65 g||22%|
|Sugar 4 g|
|Fiber 23 g||92%|
|Protein 38 g||76%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
How hard can it be to cook pancakes!?
- Whack it all in a blender! Place all dry ingredients in the blender with a little water, add the egg whites, and gradually introduce the remaining water until you achieve the desired consistency, which should be thick but free-flowing.
- Pour the mixture into a pre-heated frying pan at sensible temperature.
- When the edges of the pancakes begin to turn up, flip it over and repeat the process on the other side. Each side should be cooked in a manner of seconds.
On the Origin of Pancakes
Firstly, a word of warning to the unwary. These are not your normal pancakes! These are packed full of protein and healthy carbs!
The idea for these pancakes was born out of pure necessity. As I write this, I am preparing for my first bodybuilding competition, and dieting is something I'm finding extremely difficult. However, I have found part of my own solution when it comes to breakfast, the most important meal of the day. These pancakes are my own little way of satisfying my sweet tooth, while still adhering to a strict diet and meal plan, while at the same time starting off my day in the right direction.
They taste like they should be unhealthy, but they're quite the opposite.
These pancakes are perfectly fluffy and moist thanks to the culinary wonders that are ground cinnamon and baking powder. However, if you require a little more get-up-and-go with your morning dose of nutrition, here are a few ideas:
- A bit of maple syrup never ruined anyone's pancakes, and thanks to Queen Sugar Free Maple Syrup, it won't ruin yours. With no sugar, this is a healthy addition that really adds to the flavour.
- A small handful of berries. You name it, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, whichever you feel would make the most lasting impression. Keep it to a small amount though, to keep the sugar level under control.
Never Fear, Casein is Here!
As a little side note, this recipe works just as well with casein protein powder if you don't have any whey lying around. However, casein will be a little thicker, so add more water or less protein powder to achieve the right consistency.
Flavour of Choice
The first time I made these pancakes, I only had chocolate protein powder available (Proto-Whey all the way!).
Which brings me to my next point. You can tailor the taste of these pancakes depending on the flavour of protein powder available to you:
- Brown chocolate pancakes (not as scary as it sounds)
- Pink strawberry
- Cookies and Cream
- Vanilla Creme
- Cake Batter - Definitely recommended!
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