Healthy Blueberry Protein Pancake
If you've been following our blog, you know that I recently picked several blueberries. The first of this 3 part series was Grammy's Blueberry Cheesecake. A sweet dessert for any great summer dining experience. This recipe is more on the healthy side of things and great for busy workday mornings, but also for weekend treats!
Now don't let the title throw you (typically when 'Protein Pancake' is found anywhere in the title, I make my 'hmmm' face), but don’t be fooled, it’s actually delicious! I need to give credit to my Uncle Brent, who many years ago made this for me while we were visiting him. He's a fitness guru, always trying new healthy recipes to add to his repertoire.
As a mom who's son has finally found a love for anything I'm eating, I'm constantly trying to figure out new, healthy, meal ideas. This gives us both a healthy start to our day, and Robbie love's it!
⅓ cup of oats
4 egg whites (8 tbsp of egg white)
3 tbsp of flax
Your choice of one or both: 1 ripened mashed banana, 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
½ tsp of coconut oil or butter
For this recipe I used both as I was sharing with my son, and anything sweet he’s all over it. So to start off, I mash the banana. Then you add the remaining ingredients and stir it all together. If you find the consistency too thin, just add more flax. The flax works as the binding agent so feel free to scoop until you have your desired consistency.
While you’re mixing it all together, I melt the oil/butter down on the stove. I like to make sure the pan is nice and hot before I put the pancake batter in as it helps keep it all together. So, once your pan is ready, pour the batter into the pan, and give the pan a little shake to flatten out the batter.
I typically place a lid on top while it’s cooking to ensure it cooks through. After a few minutes, give the pan another shake. If the pancake moves on the pan, it’s ready to be flipped. Be careful here as if you didn’t use enough butter/oil, it may not shake, but may still be ready to flip. Once you flip the pancake, a few minutes on the other side is sufficient.
Pour on your (in my case FRESH, Homemade) maple syrup, and enjoy!