The Ultimate Weight Loss Protein Pancake Recipe Collection

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Oreo Protein Pancakes

oreo protein pancakes

I’m one of those people who counts the time between my last pancake and the next one. If it gets to be over a week, I need to take emergency measures—like whipping up a batch of these Oreo protein pancakes.

These are really simple protein pancakes, but they’ll taste incredibly decadent and tender. Why? It’s the simple stuff: cocoa powder, chocolate-milk-flavored Combat Powder, and Greek yogurt, all of which boost the chocolate flavor and soft texture.

The sauce doesn’t hurt, either—or rather, the sauces! The way I prepare these babies, they have both a really easy dark-chocolate sauce and a white-chocolate sauce to recreate the cookies-and-cream vibe of an Oreo. Then, just for fun, I’ll crunch up a single cookie on top. That part is up to you and your macros!

Ingredients:

whole-wheat flour – ½ cup

cocoa powder, unsweetened – 1 tbsp

baking powder – 1 tbsp

granular erythritol – 1 tbsp

skim milk – ½ cup

nonfat plain Greek yogurt – ¼ cup

egg – 1 whole

cocoa powder, unsweetened – 2 tbsp

Walden Farms Syrup – 4 tbsp

white chocolate chips – ½ cup

Directions:

1. Preheat pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Mix flour, protein powder, cocoa, Stevia, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix milk, Greek yogurt, and egg. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and gently mix until smooth.

2. Spoon batter onto griddle to make 6 medium-sized pancakes. Cook for about 3 minutes per side.

3. Layer pancakes with white chocolate pudding. Mix dark-chocolate-sauce ingredients and drizzle over pancakes. Heat white chocolate and drizzle over pancakes. Crush Oreo and add to the top. Enjoy!

Coconut Pancakes

coconut pancakes

Coconut flour is a great low-carb baking option, perfect for this delicious twist on a breakfast favorite. This quick and easy breakfast a great go-to when you’re in a cutting phase. For those times you’re not as strict on your macros, you can add chopped nuts, frozen blueberries, or even chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

egg – 3

coconut flour – 2 oz

coconut milk – 3 oz

extra virgin coconut oil – 1 tbsp

table salt – 1 pinch

Directions:

1. Separate egg, being careful not to get any yolk in the egg white. Set aside egg white.

2. Combine egg yolk, oil, and coconut milk in a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients, then add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture.

4. Whip the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.

5. Gently fold the egg white into the batter.

6. Cook the pancakes in a pan or griddle on medium-high heat.

7. Serve with fresh fruit and a small spoonful of sour cream.

Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

banana pancakes

Not sure what to do with those lumpy, white curds? This recipe will have you enjoying cottage cheese so much you’ll forget that you’re eating it.

Ingredients:

oatmeal, cooked – ½ cup

fat-free cottage cheese – ½ cup

vanilla extract – 1 tsp

egg whites – 4

Directions:

1. Blend all ingredients and one half of banana until smooth.

2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray.

3. Pour the batter onto the skillet in medium sized circles and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the edges.

4. Flip and then cook for another 2-3 minutes.

5. Remove from skillet and top with extra peanut butter and sliced banana before serving.

6. Note: Add cinnamon and sugar-free maple syrup for a little extra flavor!

Berry Burst Pancakes

berry burst pancakes

Because these pancakes are higher in carbohydrates, they are perfect for pre- or even post-morning workouts. Even if you’re not going to be working out, simply finding the time to prepare and enjoy these can help you start your day right!

Ingredients:

raw oats – ⅓ cup

almond milk – 2 tbsp

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Whipped Vanilla Whey – 1 scoop

egg – 1 whole

egg whites – 3 large

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

2. Spoon batter into a heated pan or griddle.

3. Wait a couple of minutes, until the batter bubbles and hardens around the edges, then flip.

4. Serve as-is or with your favorite low-sugar syrup.

Mocha Pancakes

mocha pancakes

Pancakes that are little more than a stack of white flour topped with faux maple syrup are a total buzzkill. Fortunately, these much healthier, java-infused flapjacks provide a surefire way to rev up your morning. And for harried mornings, the batter can be made the night before and chilled. Whole-wheat pastry flour or spelt flour can be substituted for oat flour.

Better-body bonus: Made simply by grinding up oats into a fine powder, oat flour has a denser supply of fiber, vitamins, and minerals than your typical all-purpose flour. Sneaking in some protein powder and chopped nuts assures that these pancakes stick with you longer to avoid morning snack attacks.

Ingredients:

oat flour – ¾ cup

vanilla whey protein powder – ¼ cup(s)

cocoa powder, unsweetened – 2 tbsp

cinnamon – 1 tsp

baking powder – 1 tsp

baking soda – ½ tsp

egg – 1

coffee, brewed – ¾ cup

banana – 1

hazelnuts – ⅛ cup

chopped,unsalted butter – 2 tsp

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, coffee, and vanilla extract (if not using vanilla protein powder). Stir in the mashed banana and nuts.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix gently, and let the batter rest 15 minutes.

4. Melt butter or coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake into the pan, and cook for 2 minutes per side.

5. Serve the pancakes topped with raspberries, and drizzle them with pure maple syrup if desired.

Sprouted Buckwheat Pumpkin Pancakes

buckwheat pumpkin pancakes

Don’t let the name distract you from these delicious and nutritious flapjacks!

Ingredients:

pumpkin – ½ cup (1″ cubes)

buckwheat flour – ⅓ cup

unsweetened almond milk – ¼ cup

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vanilla caramel – ½ scoop

vanilla extract – 1 tsp

baking powder – 1 tsp

table salt – 1 pinch

granulated Stevia – 2 tbsp

cinnamon – ½ tsp

Directions:

1. Combine the first five ingredients. Then, add the egg whites and almond milk. You can also make these your own by adding favorites like blueberries, chocolate chips, crushed walnuts, canned pumpkin, and mashed bananas to the mixture.

2. Cook on a griddle greased with a bit of coconut oil.

3. Top with optional garnish such as almond butter, jelly, coconut butter, coconut oil, or pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

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