So it’s officially December and what better way to make my rainy grey day a little brighter by having a festive breakfast! One thing I always thought when i was growing up was that while eating healthy you could not have fun things like pancakes.
BOY was I wrong and the more I am experimenting I am realizing that eating healthy is the furthest thing from boring!! Not only Do I have fun with my food and getting new ideas but I feel AMAZING too! Thanks to the 21 day fix program I am able to make sure I am getting all the proper nutrition while never feeling deprived and feeling great!
This is HUGE to me since this is the time of year that I always fall of track and over indulge! So this morning i whipped these up to satisfy my sweet craving but still allowing me to stay on track! Try them out they are amazing!
Gingerbread Protein Pancakes
Makes 3 servings, 2 pancakes each (easily can be doubled to feed more)
What you Need:
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 scoop protein powder, vanilla flavor
1/2 fat free plain Greek yogurt
4 large egg whites (½ cup)
1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 tsp. spice mix (see below)
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. molasses (Blackstrap if possible)
Nonstick cooking spray
¼ medium pear or apple, cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)
What you need to do:
1. To make spice mix, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
2. Combine yogurt, egg whites,molasses in one bowl and whisk all together then in other bowl put the oats, coconut flour, 1 tsp. spice mix, baking powder, and protein powder in a medium bowl; mix well.
3.Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients both together and mix well to form the batter
4. Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.
5. Ladle about ¼ cup batter for each pancake (I used a old shakeology scooper, so before you throw your next one out remember this tip it makes perfect size pancakes) cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
6. Repeat until all batter is used.
7. Serve two pancakes topped with pear or apple (you can even throw them on the pan(or micowave) for the few mins with some cinnamon to make them a little softer to eat , if desired. You may also top with almond butter just add one of your tsp.They are even good plain!