February 11, 2019
There is nothing more nostalgic to me than waking up on Saturday morning and cooking a batch of homemade pancakes. I find nothing more relaxing after a long and hectic week than snuggling up on the couch with a warm plate of pancakes while the smell of maple syrup wafts through my home.
But to be 100% honest, as much as I love them, they fail to keep me full and satisfied. Generally after eating a plate of pancakes, I am hungry again an hour later, and I crave more carbs than usual throughout my day. I finally realized that consuming carbohydrates—especially processed carbohydrates like pancake mixes from a box—without any protein or fat will drastically spike my blood sugar levels, which heightens my cravings for more carbohydrates.
But I wasn’t going to give up my Saturday morning pancakes that easily, and that’s why I came up with these extremely satisfying Vanilla Afterburn protein pancakes. Made from complex carbohydrates and whole-food ingredients, and packed with 40 grams of protein per serving, these protein pancakes set me up perfectly for a successful day of eating.
To include a healthy fat into the mix, I love to combine one teaspoon of maple extract with one tablespoon of melted coconut oil, ghee, cashew butter or almond butter. This recipe has transformed my comforting but processed pancakes into a nutritious, balanced meal without compromising the taste!
I also love diving into these pancakes post-workout. With the perfect balance of carbohydrates and protein, there is no better way to replenish my body and fuel my muscles for growth than with these pancakes. Whip up a batch and let me know what you think!
Single serving | Calories: 371 | Carbs: 39g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 40g
- – ½ cup oat flour
- – ½ cup pumpkin puree
- – 3 egg whites
- – 1 scoop Vanilla Afterburn
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Heat a non-stick or oiled griddle over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using about ¼ cup for each pancake or make one giant pancake. Brown on both sides.