EASY BLUEBERRY PROTEIN PANCAKES

I've been on such a pancake kick lately! Plain, blueberry, chocolate chip...yum. Unfortunately many pancake recipes are full of white flour and sugar, then topped with syrup, which means you're starving again in a few hours when you hit the sugar crash. So, I've started experimenting with using different flours and adding protein powder into the mix, to give my pancakes a protein boost. I suggest using your favorite protein powder and feel free to play with the flavors. I usually use Vega because they're non-GMO, vegan, soy and gluten free, plus they have a few servings of greens in each scoop!

When I made this version, I shaped them like rounded rectangles/oblong instead of traditional circles, because I planned to eat them in the car – cold + on the go. Figured that shape was better for travel (ie. less risk of making a big mess while driving). Since they have blueberries in almost every bite, I didn't really miss the syrup, but of course if you're eating them at home, a little maple syrup would be delightful or a dollop of nut butter would up your protein power even more! You can definitely make them ahead of time and then reheat (or not) in the morning.

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EASY BLUEBERRY PROTEIN PANCAKES Serves 2

1/2 cup pancake mix (I love Bob's Red Mill + Arrowhead Mills because they both have regular and gluten free versions) 1/4 cup protein powder (I used Vanilla Vega Greens & Proteins) 1 Tbsp oil (I used coconut oil)  3/4 cups unsweetened milk of choice (I used almond milk) 1 dash of cinnamon 1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen) Extra coconut oil for the pan (or other oil that can handle heat)

  1. Mix together all ingredients except the blueberries, until there are no big lumps.
  2. Stir in blueberries.
  3. Heat a little oil in the pan, then scoop the batter onto the pan or griddle, using a bit less than 1/4 cup for each pancake. (Or if you want mini oblongs like I made, use a heaping tablespoon for each one.) Cook until the top of the pancake has some bubbles - 1 to 2 minutes, then flip and cook another 1-2 minutes, just until lightly browned.
  4. Take a deep breath and appreciate what you’ve just made and are about to enjoy!

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