One of my most favorite clean breakfast foods is oatmeal protein pancakes – they are hearty, will fill you up & leave you feeling great. You can also add your favorite mix ins to them to change it up a bit – try sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.
- 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese (if you aren’t a fan of cottage cheese, it can be eliminated. Just increase egg whites to 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup of egg whites (if you are like me & go through egg whites like crazy, try Egg Whites International. It’s 100% pure liquid egg white & the purest form of protein you can get)
- 1 cup of Quaker Oatmeal Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (I have found that Hy Vee carries an awesome tasting protein powder in their Health Food section. It’s made by NNW and it’s called Healthy 100% Whey w/ Stevia. It comes in many great flavors, but my favorite is Vanilla Caramel Swirl, mmmm, so good! What’s even better, this protein powder is not full of artificial ingredients like some others!)
In a blender or mixer, add egg whites, cottage cheese, vanilla, cinnamon and baking powder. One this is all mixed together, add in your oatmeal and protein powder and blend well.
Turn your burner on to Medium/High and make sure to spray your pan with a little Pam so that your pancakes do not stick. Once your pan is hot, pour out pancake mix one at a time.
If you want to add in strawberries or bananas for example, I would just place them on top of your pancake mix after you have poured them out onto your pan.
Let each side of your pancake brown to your liking & enjoy!