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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes With Chocolate Chips

Pancakes can make every day a lil better no?

Well, my housemate wasn’t feeling the greatest a few mornings ago so I decided to do what I do best and get my tushie in the kitchen to whip up something to lift her spirits.

The result?

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A plate full of fluffy, tender patty-cakes full of caramelized banana and some slighty-naughty chocolate chips.

They did their job well as she was full of smiles as she slathered some natural honey on top and ate it with her finger’s.

#ThatsLoveAtFirstBite

Incredibly simple to make and for not that much batter, you get a four cake tower! Now thats what I call happiness.

Gluten free (if you use certified GF oats) and made without a drop or sprinkle of sugar because that spotty death looking banana truly is a sweetheart despite it’s dark demeanour  😉

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Serves 1 

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

~1/4 cup oat flour + 2 Tbsp rolled oats
~1 egg (or an do an egg white)
~1 medium RIPE banana
~1/2-1 Tbsp natural almond butter
~1/4 cup almond/cashew/milk of choice
~1 tsp Vanilla extract
~1tsp baking powder
~Cinnamon
~1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional but for chocoholics its kinda mandatory..)

Directions:

1. Mash 3/4 of the banana in a bowl.

2. Whip in the egg, almond butter, vanilla extract and milk of choice.

3. Add your dry ingredients minus the banana and chocolate chips. If the batter is way too thick, you may need a tbsp or 2 more of liquid but that depends on the size of the banana. Batter should be not runny, rather, pourable-but-spreadable

4. Heat a large non stick pan in medium. Add a bit of coconut oil.

5. Take 1/4 of the batter and plop into the pan forming a thick pancake. You can make two or more per pan depending on your flipping skills.

6. Slice you banana and place some slices and some chocolate chips on each cake.

7. Pop on a lid and let it cook low and slow until the bottom is golden and firm. NOTE These won’t bubble.

8. Flip and let cook for about a minute more without the lid. Remove from the pan.

9. Re-spray your pan and make pancakes out of the remaining batter using the same method.

10. Voila all done!

Top with whatever you would like. Honey, maple syrup, more fruit, etc, etc.

I hope you enjoy! 

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I missed fat Tuesday by a long shot, but hey, I play by my own rules. 

-Chelsea

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#DemHashTags…WIAW

Hey guys!

Tis the day to share all zee foods and today I have 2 weeks worth of photoes to dump on ya so I hope you can drool over at least one of my whole food noms. I will say that I have a few “out of the standards” type dinners going on in this reel so I hope you can appreciate that I’m reaching an arm out of my box of fish + squash + salad that I live in daily. 😉

Also I’m being a big fat copy cat of Giselle’s #HashTagStyle post because I thought it was a fun idea to make me…

  1. Refrain my excessive talking
  2. Makes me get creative with descriptors
  3. Refrains my chatterface…yeah that’s the big one because you all know I can get out of hand.

So I’m going to shut my mouth now and give ya the goods with them good ol’ #HashTags. I hope you enjoy!

What I Ate Wednesday Button

#ThanksJen #HostessOfTheMostess #OhWait #ArmansTurn #HostOfTheMost

Uh oh, Looks like I brokey the rules. Serves me for writing this post before double checking. To be a proper partier you MUST do a full day of eats, so my string of “What I Ate Recently” doesn’t cut it. I will link up, but if I get cut I completely understand and will not be upset.

I will be better next week and be an A++ student PROMISE! I just really wanted to share my nomz with you all.

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IMG_7362#BakedPestoHalibut #OhYouFancyHuh #DressedUp #GreenFattyGoodness

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IMG_7360#CheatMeal #GirlsTookMeOutForThai #SeafoodGains #SodiumMakesMeVeiny #Cashews #SoManyVeggies #IAteEmilysVeggiesToo #VeggieHore

IMG_7322#NeededBeef #BisonIsBetterThenBeef #Sirloin #BakedSweetPotatoFries #PepperyVeggies #Inhaled #LegDayProblems

IMG_7314#NightClassAgain #NotAUsualRestDay #MoreCarbs #DemPurpleSweetTatersDoe #HomemadeChickenBurgers #Squash #RoastedVeggies

IMG_7375#PostWorkout #EatenAt10:30 #GotStaredAtInLecture #DontCareBreakfastWasAt 5:30 #NeedFuel #FoodsOnRepeat #FinalPurpleSweetTater #SoSad #BurgersAreSoConvienent

IMG_7318#WholeFoods! #SoGood #CajunNight #DemCajunShrimp #DateWithHouseMates #TheyWereWholeFoodVirgins #IConvertedThem #MayAllTheirWalletsHateMe #TakeMeBack #Please.

IMG_7385#Fish #In #A #Foil

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IMG_7391#PostFoil #SoMoist #HateThatWord #Veggies #FattyDeliciousTrout #Pesto #SpicyGarlicRosemaryMashedAcornSquash #EatThatSkin! #SoGood #IActuallyMadeThisPlatePretty #BeProud #WatchedMasterChef #FeltLikeAMasterChef #InMyDreams

#Done

Before I leave you, quicky question

 Do You like these WIAW posts?

Is there anything I should change about them? Other then actually following the rules…

-Chelsea


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7AM Workouts Calls For Cakes…

Patty Cakes Patty Cakes….

IMG_7309No oatmeal for breaky!?!? Say WHAT?

I swear I’m healing.

Trust me, I would be perfectly happy with having my oats every morning without fail. Yes, the idea of pancakes appeals to me. Yes Instagram makes me crave them often. Yes they are tasty, but to be honest, they disappear too fast so I often feel slightly underwhelmed or like I ate nothing.

Apparently if something doesn’t take me 20 minutes to eat, I haven’t eaten. #IHazIssues

I believe that is the reason why I tend to feel as if they don’t fuel me as well during my workouts as my zoats.

Sometime though, as much as you try to pre-prep your oatmeal, when you are short on time and are particular about how your oatmeal is prepared and eaten, you run out of time.

Enter zee cakes.

Make the night before and just reheat in the morning. Easy Peasy.

Also..

I just make tasty pancakes I say. Well, I make healthy protein pancakes that are tasty.

I cannot vouch for normal pancakes because I have never made a normal pancake.

Weird eh?

Anywho, I made these last night to have when my alarm went off at 5:30am this morning and they were quite good even though my syrup ran dry and only gave up a measly teaspoon.

Oh well, maybe that was its way of saying your tummy is not ready for #ChemicalFarms yet. Ooopps.

So I’m rambling. What else is new? I will stop and say, if you want some tasty protein pancakes go make these and enjoy having your cakes and eating them too.

Banana Studded Protein Pancakes

Serves 1

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Diesel whey in chocolate peanut butter)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp  chia seeds

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white (2 tbsp liquid egg whites)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk plus more if needed to make a thick (spreadable batter, not pourable)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of pink salt and cinnamon

Add-Ins:

  • 50g banana (or more, whatever you like)
  • Whatever else you desire.

Directions: Grind the oats into a flour. Add all of the rest of the dry and mix. Add your wet (except the almond milk). Add the almond milk and then enough to get a thick batter. Let that sit for at least 20 minutes to let the coconut flour and chai soak up some of the liquids. When you are ready to cook them, add more milk/water to your batter to once again make a thick batter. Preheat a pan with spray or some oil on medium-low to medium heat (cook low and slow!) and spoon out some batter onto the pan and shape it into a circle. Slice some of your banana and place on the pancake. Flip once the bottom is firm and starting to lift off the pan (these won’t bubble). Let the other side cook and then do the rest of the batter the same way.

Top your patty cakes with what ever you like. I did raw cashew butter, the left over Walden Farms sugar-free syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

IMG_7302If you happen to care, the macros for my stack were…

Calories: 364

Fat: 10g

Carbohydrates: 46g

Protein: 26g

Fiber: 9g

Sugar: 8g (all from the banana and coconut flour)

Lots of good carbohydrates and protein give me energy, plus fibre and healthy fats to keep that fuel pumpin for my 2 hour chest workout.

Enjoy!

Favourite pancake toppings?

Do you have troubles eating small things?

-Chelsea


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Dem Cakes Of Love.

So a recipe. Yeah, it’s been a while but out of request from Alona, I will post up the ‘recipe’ for those Valentines Day Protein Pancakes I made Friday night for my housemates.

IMG_7201I put the word ‘recipe’ in astricks because it’s not really anything special or measured out. When I’m making things like donuts, muffins, pancakes and such I tend to go on consistency and eyeball most things so please forgive my approximations.

Anywho here they are. I will let you know substitutions as well following the recipe.

Love Cakes

Makes about 2 servings or 5 large ❤ shaped pancakes

In a medium bowl, whisk together the following:

  • 1/2 cup raw oats (grind into a flour)
  • 1/4 cup raw oats (left whole)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 scoop Red Velvet Cellucor High Performance Whey protein powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder

In a smaller bowl, crack and whisk one whole egg then add:

  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (plus more if your batter is too dry)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins:

  • 1/2 a brownie Questbar, cut into chunks OR chocolate chips

Directions: One those two bowls have been combined separately, add the wet to dry and fold until combined. If your batter is too dry, add more almond milk until you reach a very thick batter consistency. This batter should be spreadable in the pan not pourable. Thicker batter = cakier and fatter pancakes.

Preheat a pan on medium-low to medium heat maximum. You want them to cook all the way through, so low and slow is the way to go. Spray the pan with some non stick spray or use some coconut oil and spread two large spoonfuls of batter onto the pan and shape into a heart. Sprinkle your ‘chips’ of choice on your pancakes.

IMG_7199No bubbles will form in these pancakes so flip after 2 minutes or so or until you seeing that the underside is drying. DO NOT FLATTEN THEM DOWN! Let it cook on the second side until cooked through.

I like to gently press on the top of the pancake to feel for firmness, which would show a cooked inside, but in general, the second side takes a bit less time then the first side.

Cook all of the rest of the batter in the same manner and then top with whatever your heart desires. Personally, I think red velvet…and well it’s Valentines Day…cakes need chocolate so you can drizzle a homemade chocolate sauce over the top such as:

  • Honey/Maple Syrup + Cocao Powder
  • Unsweetened carob powder + Milk + Sweetener of choice Vegan and dairy-free friendly with a dairy-free milk
  • Chocolate Protein Powder + Milk/Water
  • Melted Dark Chocolate bar or chips with some milk if you want it thinner

To really make it more like Red Velvet, you can layer some greek yogurt or ricotta cheese or cream cheese in between each pancake then drizzile wizzle your sauce over top.

Finally, if you have some allergies or are looking for alternatives for ingredients, here are some suggestions.

  • For a dairy free option: You should be able to sub the yogurt for a vegetable or fruit puree. Perhaps doing half and half, so 1/2 unsweetened apple sauce + 1/2 pumpkin or squash puree. Squash actually does wonders for pancakes and you cannot taste it. It just adds moisture.
  • No Red Velvet Protein? You can make these whatever flavour you would like or you can dabble in the real red velvet thing thang by using beets and cocao powder. If anyone tries this and it works, let me know!
  • No coconut flour. Hmm this one is tricky because, yes you can thicken the batter with more flax or more protein powder, but nothing gives them the cakiness that coconut flour does. It is available in most grocery stores now so try it out!

So there ya go. I hope you enjoy them if you make’em and share them with me! I love seeing and hearing from those who make my recipes. 😀

And to end this post off…

I’m happy to report that I’m reunited with my favourite Valentine.

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Maggie. ❤

Sorry for the blurrrrrr…we were in the car and it was a movin.

Hope your Valentines Day was full of love and happiness! 🙂

-Chelsea


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The Night Productivity Ends…Temporarily.

Phew it’s been a long week.

Got sick over the weekend. The cold bug hasn’t got to me in a while and it finally grabbed me. Not too bad though.

So I just wrote 2 midterms back to back last night. That was fun.

Just finished an online midterm … Online midterm…What? W/e I will take it. And I got 96% Holler.

So I can now officially say its….

Reading Week!

Aka: Do nothing week? Well…

…at least for the first few days as I have a microbiology midterm the 2nd day back. Sigh.

What are you doing for reading week?

I really have no plans. Might see some peoples. Do something with my Dad at some point as he’s off all week #DoYouEvenWork? and perhaps share family day with my Nana and Papa.

It’s all up in the air.

Of course there will be plenty of sleepin and gymmin cuz it’s me.

Ah yeah, you know I’m the coolest person you know. 😉

You know who truly will be having an amazing reading week? My housemate Rita who left the polar vortex for Cuba this afternoon..

Cough.

But no really, either someone has just come back from somewhere where the sun lives on or is leaving for one. This is leaving me slightly green…with envy.

Can someone shove me in their suitcase, I’m lil so I swear they won’t notice! I’m not built for this -33 degree weather we are experiencing over here in the Great White North that is Guelph.

Nuff said.

What about Valentines Day?

Please don’t say you hate on the love day. Everyone has a Valentine.

This year, I had two. My lovely housemates Rita and Emily.

Do you know what I do for my Valentines?

I make them pre-Valentines day pancakes.

IMG_7199Healthy protein pancakes obviously. Red velvet with Questbar brownie ‘chips’ to be exact.

IMG_7197Who’s the one with skillzzzz. I not only made them into hearts BUT I was also able to keep them as hearts while flippin and these weren’t baby cakes either. Just tootin my own horn.

IMG_7200Emily’s plating design. So much love…and Chocolate sauce. Check out how fat they are!

IMG_7201Sorry for the picture overload, I haven’t made ‘cakes in a while and was super proud my lil healthy babies. Just threw together my normal recipe and voila. Something red. Something heart <3. Something chocolate. Bam.

They said they really enjoyed them, altough Rita left her leftover ones (that she was supposed to eat for breaky!) in the fridge this morning as she left.

Anyone want 2 heart pancakes?

Random thought. I really enjoy cooking for poeple and seeing them happy. Is that weird? Can more people come over just so I can serve them food. Yeah, I’m officially a weirdo.

Anyways, I hope your Friday night is all fun and games and please show some love tomorrow (as you should everyday!). No negative singletons mmmkay?

Like I said, we all have a Valentine and if you truly don’t think you do

I will be your Valentine 😀

xoxo

-Chelsea


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Skillet Cookies

Hey Friends,

So I have been on quite the recipe hiatus for a while now and I apologize for not posting as many as I should be given that I’m a foodie blogger.

It’s not that I haven’t been making new things, because I have, it’s more that I just haven’t gotten around to posting them due to tackling other blog topics that I have really wanted to talk about. In addition to that, I still need to get over the ‘this doesn’t really seem like a recipe to me” thing and just post how I do stuff. Sometimes what seems silly to post to me, may actually be quite helpful to someone else. That thing may just be very much enjoyed by that person too, so why am I holding them back based on the thought that just throwing something together doesn’t make for a ‘good enough’ recipe post?

No more I tell you, no more!

Now that I have set a goal to post a recipe every Sunday, a weekly recipe (at least!) you will get! And, since it’s still Sunday, why don’t we throw one up right nowskillet cookiesIf I’m not mistaken, I have talked about these and given a rough recipe already, but I wanted them to have a more formal post as I have better pictures now.

These guys are really nothing new. They have been baked for own nommin pleasure as well as for others. They actually date back all the way to my fourth year. Yes a whole two years ago. #FoodBloggerFail.

They started off with me needing an easy way to transport my pre-workout proats to my early morning thesis class before I hit the gym. I also happened to find a recipe for these oatmeal skillet cookies (Ashley at Edible Perspective is a genius!**) around the same time and thought they looked very similar to the ingredients I used in my proats. Sooo I then decided to throw my normal oats in a pan and see how that went…

20140622-202619-73579889.jpgTurns out, they worked quite well. Again, Ashley you are amazing!

**Oh and when I linked those these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes from The Minimalist Baker in my earlier mentioning of this recipe that was incorrect. Ashely’s oatmeal skillet cake-cookies were was my original inspiration, but those pancakes are definitely on my list of to-try recipes! **

Make sure you go check out Ashley’s version of these super yummy (and guilt free!) cookies, but for now, I will leave you with my creation.

One final note I want to make is that these cookies are very customizable. The pictures and recipe I’m about to give here are for the ones I ate on my rest day so they are my Zoat’s version. I have made these for others (many others recently and gotten rave reviews! See end of the post) in various flavours and ingredient quantities and they still work out perfectly. To be honest, it’s all about the consistency of the batter with these guys. All you need is a thick, cookie dough like batter in the end before ‘fryin’ them up and you are good to go. What goes in that batter is really up to you for the most part.

I hope you enjoy!

Zoaty Oatmeal Skillet Cookies

Gluten-Free and can be made Dairy-free if a vegan protein is used.

Makes about 3 cookies.

In a bowl combine the following:

  • 2 egg whites or 1/4 cup of liquid egg whites (can use a whole egg)
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 of a grated zucchini (or about 70-80g)
  • 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp of nut butter ***I omitted this from this particular batch as I wanted it on top***

Mix until you get all of the nut butter well distributed.

Than add start adding your dry right into the wet. See how easy, you don’t even need to mix dry and wet separately!

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/4- 1/3 scoop of protein powder, flavour or choice (more or less to get the thicker batter)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (or flax meal)
  • Cinnamon and extracts to taste

Mix these all together until they form a THICK batter. This is not a pourable batter, it should be needing to be scooped onto the pan.

Next fold in any extra add-ins. Fruit chunks, nuts, seeds, etc. I used 4 grams of raw cacao nibs.

Let the batter sit for a minute while you preheat your sprayed or lightly oils pan. Ensure that your pan is no higher than medium low heat (about half) or your cookies will burn on the outside before fulling cooking on the inside. You also want to ensure that your pan is sprayed enough or they will stick. I used a non-stick spray and 1/2 a tsp of coconut oil (for the crispier top).

Plop your batter into the pan and form your cookies. Let those cook for about 3 minutes or so, or until the bottom is golden brown and then carefully flip them over to let there other side cook. Remember that although you are cooking them like pancakes, these are not the same consistency. They are much denser and should therefore be a bit easier to flip.

Once your skillet cookies are done you can do a number of things with them….

You can take them as is and eat them like a cookie.

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You can be super cool like me and stack them up

Throw some homemade strawberry rhubarb compote (just simmered strawberries and rhubarb chunks!) on top…

Plus a blob of much need Chocolate Nuts n’More peanut butter cuz no breakfast is complete without nut butter…

And a final sh**storm dusting of cinnamon on them …

And call them pancakes.

20140622-202617-73577726.jpgAnd then proceed to destroy said stack and spread out the toppings on each pancake like a pro.

Once the picture is all said an done, this is how pancakes are supposed to be eaten right? #FoodBloggerConfessions

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Can you tell what order I eat them in lol. First one has no nut butter, the last has the biggest blob. I have peanut butter issues.

Good stuff, good stuff.

Final Macros for my version (with 1/2 tbsp Nuts n’More peanut butter and 1/2 tsp coconut oil for frying):

Cals: 358 Carbs: 42g Fats: 11g Protein: 24g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 10g

Go and make them. You won’t regret it! They are a totally wholesome and healthy cookie that you can feel great about eating! You can also make a big batch of them, freeze’em and pull them out for perfect on-the-go breakfasts or snacks. 🙂

Before I leave, I will give you some of the NON ZUCCHINI versions I have made for my gym peeps (aka my famous lineup of spotters ;-)). Here are their favourites:

***Please not that for each of these versions, the batter I have given above is too wet as fruit purees listed below are wetter than the zucchini. To compensate, you can add anything from more oats to coconut flour to more chia/flax to psyllium husk to get the consistency thicker. I simply bumped up the whey to 1/2 a scoop and added one of the aforementioned ingredients if needed***

For Dean: Oatmeal Raisin. 2 tbsp of unsweetened apple sauce gets added to the wet along with vanilla and butter extract (optional) and a tbsp of almond butter. The whey is either cinnamon swirl (cellucor) or vanilla. Some raisins are then folded in before cooking.

For Vince: Chocolate Peanut Butter. 1/4-1/3 of a banana, melted first before combining with the wet. 1-2 tbsp plain green yogurt was also added to the wet as he likes more protein. Finally, 1 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter was thoroughly mixed with the wet. Peanut Butter Marshmallow whey (cellucor) OR 2 tbsp peanut flour. Extra Add ins: Peanut pieces and unsweetened carob chips.

For Tony or the White Chocolate Raspberry Questbar-aholic: White Chocolate Cake Batter. 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce was added to the batter along with 1 tbsp coconut butter. Cor-Fetti whey was used (Cellucor), which can be subbed for vanilla. Extra Add-ins: 1/4 of a white chocolate raspberry questbar.

Final bonus and common favourite. Peanut Butter and Jelly. 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce gets added to the wet. 2 tbsp Peanut flour is added instead of whey. Extra Add-ins: Diced strawberries (or berry or berry combo of choice) and chopped peanuts.

Let me know what your favourite cookie combination is!

What are your thoughts…Better as a cookie or as a stack of ‘cakes?

-Chelsea

 

 


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Sweet Tater Protein Pancakes

Hey Friends,

It’s been quite a while since I have posted a recipe…sorry sorry sorry!…I have been super busy lately with work and attempting to have a social life. I even missed Fitness Friday! Blasphemy! :-O  I hope this recipe makes it up to you.

These babies were made for leg day last week (Thursday) as my pre-workout noms. Lotsa good carbs and protein to get me all fueled up for leg destruction! So without further ado, I give you the short life of my Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

IMG_1425You’re lookin a wee bit naked there…Sadcakes

IMG_1429Much better! All dressed and ready to part-ay in my mouth. Even better…

IMG_1437YUMMO. Look at that fluffy-ness! That melty ooey-gooey banana and peanut butta just making that stack turn into a mudslide. Oh that beautiful mudslide. Heaven. 😀

IMG_1441…and that epic last bite! Saved tons of banana and peanut butter just so it would be the best bite evar. Twas amazeballz

And with that bite, a sadface appeared on Lil Miss Fitness Freak’s face as those lil cakes were no more and we were just starting to get to know each other. BUT in their short life, they proved to be super NOM-licious! Okay, so now that my lil story telling has also come to an end, do you want the recipe?

Comin at’cha

IMG_1442Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

Serves 1

In a blender/food processor add and blend together:

1/3 cup of oats

1/4 cup of liquid egg whites

1/2 scoop of Vanilla Sunwarrior Protein Powder

1 tbsp plain greek yogurt

1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1/4 cup Steamed and Mashed Sweet Potato

1 tsp Psyllium Husk (can omit, this just helps to fluff the pancakes up even more by thickening the batter)

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

Cinnamon to taste

1/4 tsp Coconut Oil (for frying)

Topping: 1/3 Banana, 1/2 tbsp Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter, 3 tbsp Plain 0% Greek Yogurt, 1/4 scoop of Chocolate Whey (I used New Zealand Probiotic Whey in Swiss Chocolate)

Once the batter is smooth, transfer to another bowl and add 2 tbsp oats. At this point, I had to add a few tbsp of water. You want the batter to be SUPER THICK so don’t add too much.

IMG_1419The batter is very thick and takes a bit to fall off the spoon. This thickness is what contributes to the fluffiness of the pancakes

After you have the batter to your liking, heat a bit of your oil in a pan on medium-low. When warmed, throw about a 1/3 of your batter in your pan and shape into a pancake. Cook LOW and SLOW (a few minutes per side) or you will burn the outside and not cook the inside. After a few minutes, you can flip and let the other side cook. Be gentle flipping these babies as they are fragile. Continue with the rest of your batter until you have 3 nice sized cakes.

While your cakes are cooking, mix your greek yogurt with your chocolate protein powder and add water if needed to get the consistency you desire. When your pancakes are finished cooking, layer them with the yogurt ‘icing’ and then top with the banana (melt in the microwave and smoosh) and peanut butta. Then dive in and swoon.

Nutrition:

Calories: 477, Carbs: 60g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 10g, Sugar: 8g, Sodium: 385g (<-darn baking powder!)

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Good, healthy carbohydrates, lotsa protein and a lil fat to fuel my muscles for the workout to come.

-Chelsea