May 17, 2012

Banana Protein Pancake (with Vitamix option)



Here's a great "Food on the Run" recipe full of protein. It's easy to eat on the go, or to savor in the morning. The original recipe found here, has several other pancake options to choose from. This is my "Go-to" pancake. I typically made 2 servings (4 pancakes) and save 2 of the pancakes in the refrigerator to enjoy the next morning. Saves me time and energy. The recipe is for 2 servings, but you can half the recipe if you only want to make 1 serving. I am going to try adding 1 tablespoon of wheat germ the next time I make this recipe to give it a little added boost of nutrition. I'll let you know how it goes.


Banana Protein Pancake

2/3 cup egg whites (6 egg whites-I buy the AllWhites brand)
1 Cup Oatmeal
2 tsp stevia
1 Tbsp Flax Seed Meal
2 Tbsp Water (Subst: Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Rice Milk)
1 Banana, mashed
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
pinch salt (optional)

In a large bowl, combine egg whites, oatmeal, flax, banana, water, cinnamon, and salt. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Spray pan lightly with olive oil mister. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop out mix and put in pan. Use the back of the cup to carefully spread the mixture outwards to make pancakes thinner. Flip pancake over and cook the other side. Serve warm with or without a small amount of agave or maple syrup.

If using a Vitamix...
Place all ingredients into the Vitamix. Turn up slowly to 6 and combine. Use the damper to help the process if needed - do this just until its all mixed together. I prefer my pancakes to have a finer consistency, but if you want the pancakes to have a chunky oat texture stir them in after you mix the rest of the ingredients. Cook the same as above.

Nutritional Facts per serving (yields 2 servings)
 Calories 268
Carbs 42
Protein 17
Fats 9






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