Breakfast has to be my favorite meal of the day...besides my post workout meal of course. Almost every morning I eat a half cup of oatmeal mixed with scrambled eggs and veggies, sounds weird but it is delicious!! But this morning I woke up in a pancake mood, but I knew I still needed something hearty like oatmeal to keep me feeling full. So instead of making my normal pumpkin pancake that I love so much, I made it with oatmeal, walnuts, and cranberries. My dish turned out great and it definitely gave me that fullness I needed. This recipe is great because you can be creative and add just about anything to it to create a different pancake each time. Recipe is below, leave me a comment if you try them and tell me how they turned out! Bon Appétit!
Cranberry Walnut Protein Pancake - 1 serving:
- 1 scoop of protein powder - I use Fit 'n Healthy's 100% Egg Protein but whey is fine if you can tolerate it
- 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 jumbo egg white or 2 large
- 1 tbsp dried cranberry
- 1 tbsp chopped walnut
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet of Truvia
- dash of pumpkin spice
- dash of baking powder
*The nutritional breakdown is an estimate based on the specific ingredients that I use in my recipes. The breakdown for your recipe may vary slightly depending on the ingredients that are used.
Cook the oats in water in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes until done. I have made this recipe without cooking the oatmeal, but I prefer it cooked for a more fluffy pancake. Once they are cooked, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl together. Turn burner on medium heat, preheat pan and mist with olive oil. Cook the pancake for a couple minutes on each side. Be sure not to cook it for too long because you want it to stay nice and fluffy, if cooked too long, it will get tough. Once my pancake is cooked, I drizzle a small amount of agave nectar over the top and enjoy!