There is no secret that I love pancakes and so does everyone else in my house. Although my love for their flavor runs deep, I used to rarely cook them or order them when we went out for breakfast because I find myself hungry again in about an hour and a half. Recently I decided I needed to find a way to make some pancakes loaded with protein that would keep me full and get me through a workout. After putting together several recipes to make my own, I have a winner.
These amazing banana oat protein pancakes are full of protein, have a yummy flavor and take less than 10 minutes to make. When the mornings are busy, you can’t beat a quick blender pancake recipe that keeps you full like this one.
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With both of my two kids I have had to take out dairy while nursing them until they are about 6 months old. When C was born, I just kept it out until I got pregnant with M again and was craving ice cream. With M, I landed this contract with Indiana Dairy and decided that once he could tolerate the dairy through nursing I would figure out which diary I could tolerate. I have loved learning to eat it in moderation and finding dairy products that I love and this recipe includes one!
Banana Oat Protein Pancakes with Blueberry Chia Jam
I have recently found a new love for cottage cheese and thought this was a great thing to include in my protein pancakes since 1/2 cup of cottage cheese has the same amount of protein as 2 eggs! So with one egg and 1/4 cup of cottage cheese in this recipe, you are getting 12 grams of protein for breakfast- that is if you just eat these pancakes.
I have been eating these pancakes alongside 2 more eggs over medium every morning and it has been leaving me full well into the morning and through my workout. I usually finish my workout and feel like I am starving, but not with this breakfast! I can at least wait a little bit before refueling my body after my workout. Having a balance of carbs, protein and fat at breakfast has made for a much better afternoon too: I am usually starving by 3pm if I’ve had a hard workout and I have noticed a difference since eating this breakfast.
*Note: depending on how thick you like your pancakes, you may need to add more water to thin out the batter some. *
I start by throwing the oats in the blender and grinding them down more. Once they are a lot finer, I add the rest of the ingredients. I then add 1 tsp. of coconut oil to my pan or griddle and get cooking! Often times I double or triple this batch to save time the next morning.
While I am cooking the pancakes, I put my blue berries, water and chia seeds in a bowl and microwave to make my jam.
Once they are all done sometimes I add almond butter to my pancakes before topping with my blueberry chia jam. I love adding the flavor and the extra healthy fat first thing in the morning. (If you are following the 21 day fix, you won’t want to do this.)
Egg Allergies & Gluten Free
These pancakes can also be modified for those with egg allergies or those who eat gluten free. For an egg allergy, double the cottage cheese and add 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce to the blender. If you are gluten free, simply substitute your gluten free oats and voila!
21 Day Fix
What about all of my 21 Day Fix friends? Yes, this is 21 Day Fix friendly too. If you make 1 single serving of these pancakes you are looking at: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1/2 orange (maybe a little more) and 1 teaspoon. You can even leave out the blueberry chia jam if you want to save your orange.
For the whole family
These pancakes aren’t just for me. You can find both of my munchkins putting down these pancakes in the morning- and the hubby too. In fact, when I made them the second time with the jam, he couldn’t stop eating them! I love it when I can find a filling breakfast for him too!
Make sure you take time each day to fuel yourself with a good, hearty breakfast in the morning. The cottage cheese, eggs and oatmeal in these pancakes will leave you feeling full long after breakfast and set you up for a productive morning. Go ahead, try these out this week and make sure you “pin” them to your Pinterest board so you don’t forget them.
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