Yummy Breakfast Alternative - High Protein Pancakes
My high protein pancakes topped with 1/2 banana and no-sugar-added jam. Yum!
You'll end up with 3 belly-filling pancakes for 240 calories. That's low enough to be able to add on fruit or sugar-free jam and keep it within a reasonable calorie count per meal.
Here's the recipe:
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) low fat ricotta cheese (or low fat cottage cheese)
- 1/2 cup (125ml) egg whites
- 1 scoop (24g) protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
- Cinnamon to taste Quick spray of Pam
- Heat up a skillet on medium heat. Add a quick spray of Pam, if you're so inclined.
- Mix the ricotta, egg whites, protein powder and cinnamon together in a bowl with a fork. You're looking for a consistency slightly thicker than pancake mix. If it's too liquidy, add in a bit more protein powder.
- Grab a 1/4 cup measuring cup and measure out 3 equal servings of the high protein pancake mix onto the hot skillet. If the batter is thick, level the pancakes out with the bottom of the measuring cup or a spoon.
- Carefully flip the pancakes over when the bottoms are cooked. It shouldn't take too long after that until they're done (they'll puff up a bit).
Calories: 240 calories
Pick & Choose Toppings
Here are a few toppings you can add onto to your high protein pancakes (don't add all of them, as tempting as it may be!)
If you don't see your favorite topping, look it up in my online calorie counter.
- 1/2 medium banana - 53 calories
- 1 tbsp sugar-free jam - 10 calories
- 1 tbs no sugar-added jam - 60 calories
- 1tbs all natural peanut butter - 100 calories
That's it! Enjoy!
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