I ran across this recipe when I prepped for my figure competition in 2014. The crazy thing about it is that I like it so much that I still eat them now. It’s a great way to have pancakes without feeling guilty. We have family breakfast in our house on Sundays as a chance to recap the previous week and discuss the upcoming one. On soooo many occasions, they want pancakes. To be a team player, I would make myself one pancake, put a few mini chocolate chips in it for flavor, and forgo the syrup. Even with doing that, I would still feel guilty like I just ate a boatload of carbs. LOL

Having this recipe allows me to have a full plate like an adult and not even flinch at the macros. As you can see from the picture, the macros are pretty darn good (and that’s for all the pancakes you see in the picture). I’ve used a few different flavors of protein powder but found that I really like peanut butter the best. In addition to them being guilt-free, I love how portable they are to me. Since I don’t use syrup, I just eat them with my hands like a savage. And since I can do that, I can eat them in the car on the way to the gym. They are a great pre-workout meal for me- especially on leg days.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup egg whites
1 scoop protein powder
dash of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

Cook oatmeal to a thicker consistency.
Add egg whites, protein powder, and baking powder.
Gradually add water to achieve desired thickness of pancake.
Cook in a non-stick pan sprayed with Pam.

*I also like to add a little cinnamon and nutmeg for more flavor.

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