Let’s face it. Breakfast can be a hard meal to prepare with quality ingredients. Eggs are the obvious healthy choice, and they will always be the gold standard of protein perfection, but we can’t possibly eat eggs every morning for the rest of our lives. Smoothies are another great option (see Smoothie section for more details). Every other breakfast food tends to be some form of grains or starchy carbohydrate: cereals, oatmeal, grits, pancakes, waffles, toast, muffins, bagels, pop-tarts. When you think about it, there aren’t really many healthy breakfast options.
Well I have another great addition to your breakfast rotation: Protein Pancakes! And not the typical recipe you see all over the internet (most of them are still made predominately of some oats or flour – almond, coconut, etc). These are TRUE Protein Pancakes!
Ingredients are for a batch to feed 4-6 people
(depends on how big you make the pancakes)
3 scoops grass-fed protein powder (2 vanilla – 1 chocolate)
1 tablespoon ground organic chia seeds (could also use flax)
Heavy whipping cream (added to consistency)
2 free range eggs
1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
1 scoop PBfit (or a different dehydrated peanut butter product)
1-2 teaspoons (to taste) Real Salt or Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet Stevia
Dark Cacao Nibs or Stevia Chocolate Chips
Dash of cinnamon
1. The batter is sort of like making a simple protein shake, but much, much thicker.
2. Start by getting a large mixing bowl and a whisk.
3. Add in the protein powder, the ground chia or flax seeds, the PBfit (dehydrated peanut butter), and the baking powder.
4. Next, crack two eggs and peel the banana. Add to the same bowl and mash them into the powders with fork or masher.
5. Next, add in vanilla extract, and then begin to SLOWLY add in the heavy whipping cream. Mix with whisk the entire time to get the batter to a thick consistency. It should stick to the whisk when lifted and then slowly drip back into the bowl.
6. When you have a nice paste going, add in the real peanut or almond butter.
7. Finally, add in the dark cacao nibs, salt, stevia, and cinnamon.
8. Stir again and then ladle batter onto a griddle preheated and coated with coconut oil.
You can also put the same batter in a waffle maker, but I will warn you, they don’t stick together well, and it is a mess to clean up.
I find it easier to stay with pancakes.