Of course, all of that has changed. Mornings are now my favorite time of day. On the weekends, I enjoy making a special breakfast for my husband and I, which may or may not be entirely healthy. But during the week, if my diet has been poor, I look at each day as a new opportunity to clean it up.
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons oat flour
2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil
8-10 strawberries, sliced
confectioners sugar for dusting, optional
Place the banana, protein powder, oat flour and egg into a blender and puree until smooth. Using a non-stick griddle pan, warm the oil over medium heat. Pour the batter into 3-4 inch circles. Cook until the batter begins to bubble, then flip to cook the other side, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Layer the pancakes and strawberries on the serving plate. If desired, dust with confectioners sugar and serve with maple syrup.
- I do not recommend a particular brand of protein powder, as the brands available in one area may differ from those available in my location. However, I do suggest looking for one that does not contain GMO's, pesticides or a ton of chemicals. There are a number of vegan options on the market, for those with dietary restrictions.
- If vanilla protein powder is unavailable, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and increase the oat flour as a substitute. Generally, one scoop of protein powder is equal to 2 tablespoons of oat flour. Keep in mind that this substitution will lower the overall protein content.
- If using a high quality non-stick griddle, the amount of oil may be reduced.
Yield: 5 small pancakes