I did it again. I am a sucker for pancakes and am constantly motivated to come up with new variations of the traditional breakfast staple. However the typical stack tends to leave you feeling weighed down, which is not the ideal way to start the day. My go-to recipe omits the flour and sugar of a regular pancake and instead uses a banana and protein powder. This swap tends to create more of a crepe rather then a fluffy pancake, so this morning I added 1/4 of whole oats to add a little more texture and 1 tablespoon of regular whole wheat pancake mix. I just needed a little more fluff this morning.
- 1 small banana
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs oat milk (any milk alternative)
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tbs of pancake mix
- 1/2 rolled oats
Mix all ingredients in a blender and cook on a pan as per usual.
Now here is where I kicked up the health factor and kept that glycemic number down. Instead of the usual maple syrup (yum!), I made my own sauce by simply mixing my protein powder with a little oat milk.
Vanilla Cream Sauce
- 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (any flavor would do - yum, chocolate?!)
- oat milk (or any milk alternative)
Simply mix a little liquid with your protein powder until it reaches a sauce consistency.
Top pancakes with summer fruits and pour on sauce.