Good morning campers! Today I have a delicious protein pancake recipe to get you through your workouts, and it contains something I think most protein pancake recipes neglect.
This recipe contains ground flaxseed — an absolute MUST in your diet! I use flaxseed to top my cereal, oatmeal, and sometimes I even mix it into smoothies. Flaxseeds have been linked to potentially reducing the risk for heart disease, cancer and stroke, and they contain essential omega-3 fatty acids that are heart-healthy.
Flaxseed has a ton of protein, fiber, (essential for making your weight loss efforts effective) and is a superfood you should be eating more of to make your diet healthier.
The bananas make this recipe super fluffy, and if you want these flapjacks sweeter, use a banana that is more ripe.
Mix the following in a bowl:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vega)
- Dash of cinnamon (i.e. as much as you want, in my case several healthy shakes)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 small mashed ripe banana
Grease a frying pan (preferably with olive oil cooking spray), and then cook pancakes until golden-brown.
Top with honey, cinnamon, and fresh fruit if you have it (I’m a bad health blogger, I need to go to the store).
Makes two pancakes.
These pancakes are a great morning boost if you’re doing something like the 30 Day iPhone Fitness App Challenge and need energy in the morning to attack your workouts!
Let me know what other recipes you want to see in the comments!