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03/21/2014 10:48 am ET Updated May 21, 2014

Delicious Protein Pancakes

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Happy New Year!! I hope you had a great time celebrating, but now it is time to get serious. I am sure many of you made resolutions, and are now trying to figure out how you are going to keep them. Well, I am here to help. At least with one meal of the day! As for me, I start my resolutions tomorrow. Today is my birthday, and I don't care -- I am having cake!

Pancakes. Sounds pretty indulgent and like you are cheating, right? Well, not with these! These protein pancakes are full of oats, Greek yogurt, and a generous scoop of protein powder. All things that will keep you feeling full until lunch time, but without all the guilt.

I topped them with a little bit of peanut butter for more protein, sliced bananas for some fruit, and a few chocolate chips. My husband says I can't do anything that doesn't involve chocolate. Unfortunately, I think he might have a point. So that part is up to you.

These protein pancakes are not the same light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes you might be used to. They are a little bit denser, but still give you the flavor you are used to. These pancakes are pretty basic, so you could change up them pretty easily.

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Add in mashed banana, blueberries, use chocolate protein powder and a little cocoa powder (see there is that chocolate problem again), use flavored yogurt -- seriously, go crazy! If you are going to try to eat better, you have to like what you are eating or it will not stick. So use this as a base, and make it your own.

Looking for more protein-packed recipes to start the new year right? Try our healthy brownies recipe and healthy popsicle recipe too.

Protein Pancakes Recipe

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Toppings

  • creamy peanut butter
  • fruit
  • maple syrup

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat.
  3. Spray with non-stick spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot surface.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles start to form. Flip, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with desired toppings.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her own site, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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