Okay FINE. This is NOT a BBQ recipe and YES I love cooking and baking. Now that we have that out of the way, you’re going to LOVE me. Why? Because my oatmeal cinnamon protein pancakes are simply the best thing there is in the world (for breakfast). High in protein, gluten free, healthy and GUILT FREE. You need to give them a try!
Quick Nutrition Guide (per one batch, 6 cakes):
375 Calories with the following breakdown **.
- 57g Protein (61% of the calories from protein)
- 19g Carbohydrates (21% of the calories from carbohydrates)
- 7g Fats (18% of the calories from fat)
Four (five if you count the water) simple ingredients with ENDLESS options for “doctoring” these up. These pancakes cannot get any simpler and they could not be more versatile and that’s part of what makes this recipe so fun (and delicious).
- 1/3 CUP Organic Quick Cook Oatmeal – I love having oatmeal around the house and I get a big tube of it from the local grocery store. Its not super finely ground but it’s still quick cook. If you were to do SLOW cook the night before, I’m sure that would work just as well.
- TWO FULL SCOOPS High Quality Protein Powder – This makes a difference. Don’t get cheap protein from GNC. Get something very good! I am currently using Core Nutritionals ISO “Vanilla Cake” flavor. Why? Because I like it! And, the flavor is mellow enough to not overpower things.
- One Egg – Just one delicious, organic, free range, cage free, amazing egg. Happy Egg or Vital Farms are my two favorites.
- 1 TeaSpoon of Cinnamon – We got the jumbo package from Costco but just any good quality cinnamon will do.
- 1 CUP Water – Filtered water for the oatmeal.
So you say you want more FATS? –> ADD walnuts or one more egg yolk.
But, go crazy! This is the base pancake and you can do what you want with it.s
Time to Prepare:
There is not much to this one unless you get crazy on me which I STRONGLY encourage. But the base pancake mix, plus cooking time should take you 20 minutes, start to EATING pancakes. Simply follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Start the griddle. If you have one this is the preferred method of cooking. Get it set out, usually on HIGH but this in itself takes some experimenting. If you don’t have a griddle, find a large pan and set it out on the stove. If you’re using the PAN method, you don’t need to start the stove yet.
Step 2: Make the oatmeal. Take the 1/3 cup of dry oatmeal, add about 1 cup of water and microwave for around 3 minutes. As soon as it is done, take out of the microwave and STIR and then set aside for just a few minutes to cool.
Step 3: Add the protein (2 scoops), the egg and the cinnamon. Feel free to add more or less to taste. But, I really like it so I tend to go more “liberal” on the cinnamon.
Step 4: (Optional Step) If you are using the PAN method of cooking, now is the time to turn on the stove on low or medium low and start warming your cooking surface. Note: Too high a temperature is a sure fire way to ruin your pancakes. Error on the side of slightly too low.
Step 5: Thoroughly mix. You do NOT need a blender or a whisk. Just use the spoon or a spatula.
Step 6: Using olive oil or butter, coat the cooking surface. I like to use a little silicon brush but a scrap of a paper towel will work just fine too.
Step 7: Cook! I like to make six equally sized pancakes with this mix. And, you cook them just like you’d cook any other pancake. Plate up, add toppings or eat just like this. I don’t add anything.