High Protein Blueberry Pancakes (gluten free)

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pancakebanner2When you’re hosting family and friends over the holidays, breakfast can be a bit tricky. No one wants the inevitable sugar crash that the bagel or donut breakfast brings. The sure-fire way to avoid it (and cranky kids and hangry grown-ups) is to eat a breakfast with high fiber carbs and PROTEIN. Yes, protein my friends, is the key to a peaceful holiday season. Ok, maybe not, but it will help you stay fueled and energized and able to deal with those wonderful family gatherings. 🙂

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High Protein Blueberry Pancakes (gluten free)

Yield: about 2 (hearty) servings

2 large or 3 small-medium pancakes

Calories: 285 per serving*

Fat: 10g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats ("Old Fashioned" not instant)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tblsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (lowfat, almond, hemp, flax, etc...)
  • 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup blueberries, divided
  • 4 tblsp. pure maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a high speed blender or food processor, process the rolled oats to a fine powder.
  2. Pour oats into a medium bowl. Place egg whites, eggs, chia seeds, vanilla, milk, salt, and cottage cheese into blender (or food processor) and blend until well combined.
  3. Pour blender ingredients into bowl with oats and mix well.
  4. Gently fold in 1/2 cup blueberries.
  5. Warm the other 1/2 cup of blueberries on stove or in microwave.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat.
  7. Pour batter in circles, approximately 1/3 cup per pancake. Cook 2-3 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Flip, and cook another 2 minutes.
  8. Top with warmed blueberries, or for added decadence (and more carbs and sugar) drizzle each serving with 2 tblsp. maple syrup.

*Calories per serving without maple syrup. Add 100 calories and 29 grams of sugar per 2 tblsp. syrup.

Each serving contains 21 grams of Protein.

http://colleengerg.com/high-protein-blueberry-pancakes-gluten-free/

 

  • Nick Peterson November 22, 2016, 1:35 am

    Pancakes!!!!! My favorite Sunday morning treat. I work in the fitness industry but have a background in the kitchen as well. The fear in many minds of eating pancakes on a diet is going to ruin all your progress. So far from the truth. What a great recipe to really show the possibilities for healthy and tasty breakfast ideas. Looks amazing. Can’t wait to make it in my own kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    • Colleen Gerg November 22, 2016, 1:43 am

      Thanks Nick! Let me know if you like them… 🙂

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