Monday, August 11, 2014
You roll out of bed on a lazy Sunday morning and envision pancakes on your breakfast table. But you know that if you follow your heart, you will just be hungry two hours after breakfast. What to do, what to do?
How about adding some protein to your pancakes? Not with processed protein powders, but with Greek yogurt and chia seeds!
These pancakes turn out ultra fluffy and so delicious! And each one has 5 grams of protein! You know you're not going to stop at one.........
Greek Yogurt, Blueberry, and Chia Seed Protein Pancakes
Makes 10-12 4-5" pancakes
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (nonfat is fine, 2% is better)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 cup fresh blueberries
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a larger bowl, whisk egg until fluffy, then add in yogurt, vanilla, milk, chia seeds, and oil. Whisk in dry ingredients, a little at a time and mix until just combined. Gently fold in blueberries.
Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour ~1/3 cup batter onto the skillet. When uncooked side is bubbly, flip pancake and cook until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a plate and cook remaining pancakes.
Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Info per 1 pancake: 105 calories, 5 g protein, 3 g fat, 14 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 11:44 AM