Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cherry Banana Cake Batter Protein Pancakes

I have a very busy day today. I had a super intense legs and butt workout planned, I have to start packing up some boxes for my upcoming move, and my family is celebrating my Dad's birthday!

On weekends when I have a monster workout planned, I like to have some protein pancakes to start my day. I use Muscle Milk protein powder because it has a pretty phenomenal ration of carbs/fats/protein that keeps me satisfied for a long time. The recipe I use is based on a recipe that the fabulous Steph Turnbull posted on her instagram page a few months ago. You can find her original post here.

Cherry Banana Cake Batter Pancakes with Smart Balance and a little bit of Maple Syrup, mmmmmm.

Cherry Banana, Cake Batter Protein Pancakes (serves 2, ~15 minutes)
2 scoops of Muscle Milk Cake Batter Protein Powder
1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of liquid egg whites
1/2 cup of water (I add some toward the end because the batter tends to thicken)
1 cup of halved frozen cherries
1 sliced banana
optional toppings: butter, smart balance, syrup, jam, yogurt

Preheat a 10 inch frying pan over low/medium heat
Mix the protein powder, oats, egg whites, and water in either a bowl or a protein shaker, I use a shaker bottle for the easy pour spout :)
Spray your pan with some non-stick spray
Pour out about 1/4-1/3 cup of batter and sprinkle with frozen cherries
Flip when the pancake is golden brown on the bottom
When pancake is ready, flip it onto a plate and put down a layer of banana slices, your pancake stack will have little layers of banana inside
Start the next pancake...continue til done!

Nutrition Information (without toppings):
370 cal, 50g carbs, 7.5g fat, 28.5g protein

They're absolutely delicious.

Since I had a huge day planned... I ate the entire two servings myself. :)

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