I’ve been on a pancake kick lately. Who am I kidding…I’ve been on an everything breakfast-related kick lately! We even had breakfast burritos for dinner the other night. There’s just something great about breakfast foods, and when they’re wholesome and delicious? Sign me UP!
I have a big weakness for anything light, fluffy and covered in maple syrup. Or anything sweet for that matter. It’s only gotten worse as I got older too. *sigh* Fortunately, I’ve discovered that many (but not all!) of my favorite things can be made much healthier, and still be lip smackin’ delicious.
For these pancakes, I modified a basic buttermilk pancake recipe I found on allrecipes.com. I switched out the regular flour for whole wheat, added some oats and protein powder, swapped the sugar for Stevia powder, added blueberries, and so on.
Instead of topping with grass fed butter or whipped cream (not that I have ANYTHING against either!), I opted for protein-packed cottage cheese and plump, juicy raspberries. Top it with just a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and you have an amazing start to your day (or snack, or dinner…)
These pancakes are everything a pancake should be: light, fluffy, slightly sweet, soft on the inside and ever-so-slightly crisped on the outside. You’ve gotta give these a try!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/8 tsp Stevia powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup 100% whey vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup buttermilk (or learn how to make your own here)
- 1 egg
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- Preheat non-stick griddle to 375°F, or place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Mix together flour, oats, Stevia, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and whey protein powder.
- Add buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil. Gently fold in blueberries.
- Spoon onto hot griddle or pan. When bubbles appear on top of the pancakes, flip them over.
- Top with whatever combo of healthy toppings you like. I chose low fat cottage cheese, raspberries and a tiny bit of maple syrup. Unsweetened applesauce or yogurt would be tasty as well!