Red, Wheat, and Blue Protein Pancakes

America runs on protein. At least that’s what it seems like lately. And with all of 5ks and events that go on during the fourth of July, it couldn’t hurt to have a little extra protein in your diet. Protein pancakes are as delicious as they are protein packed. They are simple to make, only contain a few ingredients, and in this recipe, they’re patriotic! Wake the entire family up on the Fourth of July to the smell of delicious pancakes that fit the theme and will support your body too.

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Wheat Protein Pancake

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (you can use white or coconut flour for a whiter pancake)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and protein powder
  • In a separate bowl combine milk, greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet (batter should have a slightly thick consistency)
  • Spoon batter onto lightly greased griddle and flip when pancake begins to bubble

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For the blueberry pancake:

  • Puree 1/2 cup of blueberries (I added in some leftover blackberries I had for extra color)
  • Add blueberry puree plus 1/4 cup flour and 2 tbsp milk to batter to keep thick consistency

For the strawberry pancake:

  • Puree 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries (I added in some leftover raspberries)
  • Add strawberry puree plus 1/4 cup flour and 2 tbsp milk to batter to keep this consistency

*if batter with fruit puree is too runny continue to add flour and a little milk until it thickens up

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