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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Does anybody here like breakfast? I LOVE breakfast. If I could, I would eat it all day long for every meal. Well, maybe not. But I would definitely eat it more than once a day if I had the option.

So let's talk about pancakes. Who doesn't love a carb overload stack of warm pancakes, topped with melting butter and sweet syrup? The problem is that it's not so good when weight watching...and you may also feel like you've fallen into a permanent food comma after the pancake stack. Not my favorite feeling.

So here's a great alternative. These pancakes skip the starchy flour and rely mostly on bananas to sweeten. Friends, these are different. These pancakes are much more filling and so not starchy. These pancakes will not leave you hungry an hour after eating them. This. Is. Breakfast.

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

1 1/2 cup Egg Beaters
1 mashed ripe banana
2 cups old fashioned oats dry
2 cups 2% cottage cheese
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract  
1 cup blueberries ( thawed if frozen or fresh if available - I prefer fresh)

In a blender, blend all ingredients except blueberries until smooth. Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each pancake pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle and sprinkle slightly less than 1 tablespoon of blueberries on each pancake. Flip when they start to bubble. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the griddle as needed.  Makes about 12 pancakes.

Have I convinced you yet? Are you ready to make them? Do it.

P.S. This recipe is from Shrinking on a Budget.

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