On Sunday night, Kyle and I were both feeling breakfast for dinner, so I tried out a recipe I've been waiting a while to make - Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes. I know, they sound sinful and unhealthy, but guess what... they are 100% healthy, gluten free, and packed with protein. It doesn't get much better than that. The best part is, you can have three pancakes for about 230 calories and 18 total grams of protein. You won't find that in your average pancake.
Another great thing about making this pancake is your throw everything into the blender, so it's pretty quick and easy. I think Kyle and I will finish the left overs tonight after our spinning date night!
Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes
Inspired by Dashing Dish
Makes 2 Servings
1/4 C Vanilla Protein Powder
1 C Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Carrots, Peeled and finely chopped
1/4 C Skim Milk
1/2 C Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Ginger and Nutmeg
Pinch of Salt
1 T White Sugar
1 Carrot, Peeled and grated
1. Add all of the ingredients EXCEPT the grated carrots into a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Fold in the grated carrots.
4. Heat a griddle and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
5. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop batter onto the griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.