Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Pancake with Peanut Butter and Berries

 

This makes 2 servings
prep and cook time: Approximately 10-12 minutes

Pancake:
4 oz water
3/4 cup egg whites (I used Market Pantry Egg Whites in the carton)
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Market Pantry Vanilla Whey Protein from Target)
1 tsp cinnamon

Filling:
2 tbsp natural peanut butter (or any other nut butter that you prefer)
1 cup of fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

Preheat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat and add a tsp of extra virgin olive oil, or spray with a little non stick spray.

Place all the pancake ingredients in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds.

Pour into skillet and let the pancake sit for about 1 minute.

Using a spatula start to lift the edges of the pancake, like an omelette.

 

After the top of the pancake starts to look a little “set” carefully flip the pancake over and cook for about 30 seconds.

Remove from pan and let cool for a few seconds. Spread peanut butter over the pancake and fill with fresh berries and fold over. Dust with a little extra cinnamon.

I am actually quite addicted to this for breakfast. It’s delicious and very nutritious after a workout.

My husband and I share this in the morning. I just cut in half…or more like 1/3 and 2/3. He says I over-feed him a bit. 😉

 

You could make two smaller ones, eat one now and one later; or cook several small ones on a griddle.A great variation of this is to add a cup of fresh spinach to the pancake ingredients. It turns green, but you get all of the benefits of a full meal of protein, carbs, and vegetables that you can take on the go.

For today’s workout we did the following:

Morning Workout

40 minute Kettlebell ’til you Drop on FitnessBlender.com

Afternoon Workout (hopefully)

Easy pace 20-30 minute run