Super Fluffy Protein Pancakes

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I have tried so many recipes for different types of protein pancakes and I always find that they are either disgusting or super sad and flat and don’t even end up filling you up. Today I decided to change my regular breakfast routine (smoothie bowl or eggs and sprouted toast and a smoothie) and create my own protein pancake recpie! These are much healthier than your normal refined sugar and flour buttermilk pancakes that leave you feeling sluggish and hungry an hour later. These pancakes are made with quinoa flour and oats which are nutrient rich carbohydrates that digest slowly into your body due to their high fiber content. Slower digestion = stable blood sugar, mood and hunger. The protein comes from the eggs, protein powder and the the quinoa flour. One serving of these pancakes packs roughly 35g of protein! Happy Sunday!

Protein Pancakes:
Serves 1 (makes 3 pancakes)
1 banana
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 scoop SunWarrior Warrior Blend Vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup GoGo Quinoa quinoa flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Coconut Oil (for cooking)

Toppings:
Homemade chocolate hazelnut butter
strawberry “sauce” (simply microwave frozen strawberries for 1:30 and mush)
almond butter
pumpkin seeds

Heat a medium sized skillet with coconut oil.
Mash the banana in a bowl and whisk in the eggs. In a small separate bowl combine the protein powder, quinoa flour, oats and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients into the banana and egg mixture and whisk until a thick batter is formed then, stir in the pumpkin seeds. Depending on the size of your pan evenly distribute the mixture into 3 medium pancakes. Cook on one side until bubbles start to form on the top, flip and cook for another 2-3 min. Top with desired toppings, pancakes are best served hot and fresh!

Notes:
– any nut butter or frozen fruit can be subbed for the topping.
– use chocolate flavoured protein powder to satisfy your chocolate cravings!
– I have not tried subbing the eggs and making a vegan version yet but please let me know if you do.

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