Everyone wants to indulge on a decadent morning meal every now and then, but what many don’t realize is that breakfast favorites like pancakes don’t have to be reserved for slow Saturday mornings. Not every pancake needs to be slathered in butter and cooked slowly on the griddle — there are also a number of quick, healthy pancake recipes circulating around the web that won’t take you more than 5 minutes to prepare and are actually good for you.
Cold cereal, oatmeal, and yogurt get boring after a while. If you’re in the market for a morning meal change-up, check out these six recipes for healthy pancakes that pack a protein punch. There’s definitely a time and place for delicacies like buttermilk and chocolate chip pancakes, but just in case your weekday mornings are a little too hectic, and your waistline doesn’t allow for daily decadent meals, we’re showing you six ways to have your healthy pancakes and eat them too.
1. Protein Oat Pancake
The first pancake recipe we’re highlighting for you today, provided by STUFT Mama, is Protein Oat Pancakes. Two breakfast favorites for the price of one? Sign us up.
As you can tell from their name, these protein oat pancakes are a remix on traditional breakfast cakes in that they are made up of oatmeal, rather than flour, and they’re packed with protein thanks to the egg substitute that keeps them together. The protein and fiber in these babies promise to fill you up, keep you satiated, and give you a protein punch in the morning, plus they’re a great post-workout meal, as well as a pre-work one. Serve these pancakes up with cinnamon, syrup, or butter, and you won’t believe how delicious a healthy mid-week morning meal can really taste.
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- a little vanilla soymilk (or other nondairy milk)
- splash of vanilla
- cinnamon to taste
- pinch of salt
- sweetener of choice (I used a Splenda packet for mine and a little regular sugar for the boys)
- 2 tablespoons oats
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into nonstick pan sprayed with cooking spray. Cook evenly on both sides and serve.