.Do you ever look for a breakfast that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime with no need for a mid-morning snack? I might have just the thing for you. I make these for my family and they love them. They are packed with vegan (hemp seeds) and non-vegan (egg whites) protein. If you want them to be gluten free, just make sure you pick up a brand of gluten free oatmeal like Bob's Red Mill.
Be sure to use 100% pure maple syrup, because many of the commercial brands are basically flavored sugar water. Along with being just plain delicious, maple syrup has several health benefits. It's high in antioxidants and minerals like calcium, potassium, riboflavin and zinc. But beware...it's still a sugar and can cause fluctuations in blood sugar. That's why I prefer to use berries to put over the pancakes and a little syrup to flavor the batter.
Enjoy! Come back and tell me what you thought.
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
- 2 cups old fashioned oats choose gluten free when possible
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup egg whites can use 6 large egg whites
- 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
- 1 medium banana
- 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
- 2 oranges sectioned
- 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
- Combine oats, hemp seeds and baking powder in a blender or food processor. Blend until mixture resembles fine powder.
- Add egg whites, peanut butter powder, maple syrup and banana; blend until smooth.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high; spray with cooking spray. Ladle about ¼ cup batter per pancake into skillet. Cover and cook 45-60 seconds. Uncover, flip, cover and cook 30-45 seconds.
- Transfer pancakes to a plate; keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve pancakes topped with oranges and walnuts.
- I like to make a sauce from warmed berries. Heat berries in a saucepan until a sauce forms. Pour over pancakes instead if syrup.
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