Pancakes are a family favourite when it comes to lazy weekends and morning meals, but they lack much nutritional value. These Protein Packed Oatmeal Pancakes are so much more than just comfort food. Traditional boxed pancakes don’t score very well when it comes to protein, fiber, vitamins or minerals with their limited ingredients. Replacing white flour with rolled oats transforms plain pancakes into fiber filled breakfast fuel. Or you can try these 3 ingredient protein pancakes made with just eggs, bananas and Boomer Nutrition Vanilla Protein Powder!
These Protein Packed Oatmeal Pancakes are a great example of how easy it is to bake with a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder – it adds 20 grams of protein to the batch and makes these pancakes a complete meal.
Made with rolled oats, oat bran, flax, an egg, 2 cups of milk, some oil and a scoop of Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder, puts the protein in these pancakes off the charts. Add in a couple of mashed bananas, a tbsp of maple syrup and top with chocolate chips and you have a pancake that is perfect for any meal of the day.
The best part is that the recipe is so easy, it takes one bowl and less than 10 minutes to throw together. Plus using Boomer Nutrition Protein gives you the added benefit of B Vitamins for energy and added leucine for muscle recovery and preservation, an important part of slowing age-related muscle loss.
For a vegan option try using almond milk, an egg alternate and our NEW Organic Vegan Boomer Nutrition Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder – as a super yummy plant based option that still includes our added B Vitamins and added Leucine for maintaining healthy muscle mass.
Make a double batch of these Protein Packed Oatmeal Pancakes so you can freeze them to pop in the toaster on busy mornings. A breakfast like this will set up everyone for a hours of healthy energy for work, school or being active.
Protein Packed Oatmeal Pancakes
1½ cups rolled oats
2 cups milk
½ cup oat bran *can use whole wheat flour instead
1 scoop Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Whey or Organic Vegan Protein Powder – Chocolate or Vanilla
¼ cup any combination of hemp seeds, bran, wheat germ, flax or chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
2 mashed bananas
Chocolate chips if desired
Makes approx 14 pancakes
The flax,chia and hemp add more protein, omega 3s etc. but are not required for great tasting oatmeal pancakes! Same for oat bran – replace with more oats if you don’t have oat bran on hand.
Mix oats and milk and let sit for at least 10 minutes to soften oats. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup mix oat bran/flour, flax, hemp, chia, salt, cinnamon and baking powder then add to oatmeal mixture. Add egg, oil, maple syrup and chocolate chips and mix well.
Spoon onto heated griddle. These are very filling pancakes, so make smaller than regular pancakes. They will not ‘bubble’ and rise as the boxed mixes do since the oats make these a much denser pancake. Flip pancakes when one side is brown and is heated thru.
Top with maple syrup, fresh berries and Enjoy.
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