April 16, 2014

protein pancakes

nearly every fitness/health food blog i read has a recipe for protein pancakes. also a trend, these bloggers seem to have enough time to make one fresh every morning. sadly, i do not have that luxury. whether la traffic, work sched or inability to wake before 6:50, there's no way i'm getting showered, dressed and fed before i head to work.

then last weekend as i preheated my oven to warm up my trader joe's blueberry waffles i thought, i wonder if the protein pancakes would reheat? guess what, they do!

banana oatmeal protein pancakes nerd machine
you'll also need milk

this recipe comes from julie over at

1.5 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

the best part of this, other than the eating, was getting to use my immersion blender again. dump everything into a bowl and blend. do use a bowl, not the cup that came with the blender, it's just a bit too small to dump everything in at once. i ended up adding oats a little at a time.

banana oatmeal protein pancakes nerd machine
blending with the nerd machine

heat non-stick pan over med-low (i was closer to med than low). pour in batter and let cook for 2 minutes, then flip.

this will make 6 med sized pancakes. i let the first 4 cool on a cookie sheet before layering between wax paper and putting in the freezer in a rubbermaid.

the other 2? duh, i ate them!

sooo good!

my apt smelled awesome after making these. for the frozen pancakes, i brought them to work, reheated 1 pancake for 1 minute and added a side of blueberries to the plate.

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