I’m a snacker. A terrible, terrible snacker. If I eat breakfast at 8:00 in the morning I’m ready for a snack at 9:30. It’s difficult to stop myself from snacking if my stomach thinks it’s starving and needs to eat now. So, here’s a little TMI for you: a few months ago I changed my bc pill and it has upped my appetite a tad and also increased my water retention and within a week I gained five pounds! Luckily- that was it, and it’s not too terrible and I think most of it is actually water weight, but it still stinks that all my clothes are slightly tighter. Also, it’s swimsuit season and since I have two kids a lot of that bloat targets my tummy. Blech! My point is I need to cut back a little on snacks and hopefully I can get rid of the extra belly bloat and look better in a swimsuit! (Or… I could just work out, which needs to happen too.) I wrote down this recipe for Protein Pancakes awhile back and finally got around to trying it. The original recipe is from Joy Bauer – the Today show nutrition expert. I changed it a little because I thought it was too sweet.
Recipe adapted from here
- 4 egg whites (or 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites)
- 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp Pure Grade B Maple Syrup
- Pre-heat large non-stick skillet to medium heat and coat with oil spray (I like Spectrum’s Coconut Oil Spray)
- Beat egg whites/eggs with fork for a bit and then add remaining ingredients except for maple syrup
- When skillet is heated – pour mix in the skillet to make one large pancake
- Let sit until you can see it’s starting to cook through and edges become cooked
- Take large spatula and flip
- Cook for another few minutes until eggs in the middle are cooked
- Put on your big plate, drizzle with syrup, enjoy!