Friday, January 29, 2016

Oreo Protein Pancakes


Happy Friday!! I have been chomping at the bite to share this recipe because it has become a favorite among my friends (aka my lovely taste testers). I am also formally dedicating this recipe to Sam because it just feels like a Sam recipe to me! If you haven't checked out her blog by now y'all are seriously missing out for 4 reasons: 1. She is genuinely the nicest, sweetest, and most thoughtful person, 2. Her food will make you swoon (case in point), 3. LAYLA- her pup is seriously just as sweet as Sam is, 4. Her sister and mom just as amazing as Sam is! I also love Sam because she introduced me to macros, but that's a story for another day.

Let's talk pancakes shall we? I wanted some chocolate protein pancakes, but I wanted them to be richer, fluffier, and more like a brownie batter. I have no idea why Oreos popped in my head but they did and then I thought, "this would be genius in pancake form." Thus, Oreo pancakes were born, but these are not ordinary Oreo pancakes- they're packed with protein and fiber, they're low in fat, and they're DELICIOUS (even my mom thinks so). So I present to you HEALTHY Oreo pancakes!

Oreo Protein Pancakes
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, I've used Quest chocolate milkshake, Vega, and Cellucor
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten free oat flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 packet stevia/zero calorie sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 5 Tablespoons liquid egg whites

In a medium mixing bowl combine protein powder, oat flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, stevia, and baking powder.

When dry ingredients are mixed add in almond milk and egg whites. If batter is too dry add in 1-2 tablespoons more almond milk. The batter will be very thick, so you don't want it too runny.

Spray skillet with nonstick cook spray or coconut oil and heat to medium.

Drop roughly 1/8 cup batter into skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, watch carefully so the pancakes don't burn. Repeat with remaining batter.


Oreo Pancake Filling
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt- greek yogurt and silk nondairy yogurt work good
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon stevia/zero calorie sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk

In a small container combine yogurt, coconut flour, stevia, and almond milk. 

Refrigerate to allow it to thicken and the flavor to set. The longer it's in the refrigerator the better it is. I recommend making it before you make the pancakes.

If you make them tag me on instagram and use the hashtag #thesimplelife I'd love to see your creations! Don't forget to like my page on Facebook!

Nutrition for pancakes:
MACROS: 23C/5F/26P
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5 g7 %
Saturated Fat 3 g13 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 8 mg3 %
Sodium 1695 mg71 %
Potassium 180 mg5 %
Total Carbohydrate 23 g8 %
Dietary Fiber 12 g49 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 26 g52 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium25 %
Iron37 %
Nutrition for filling:
MACROS: 11C/2F/8P
Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g4 %
Saturated Fat 2 g10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg1 %
Sodium 69 mg3 %
Potassium 64 mg2 %
Total Carbohydrate 11 g4 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g21 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 8 g15 %
Vitamin A1 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium10 %
Iron10 %

2 comments:

  1. Holy Shnikies, you are killing me. Face plant!

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    1. Haha that's what all my friends said too!! It's like dessert for breakfast, but it's healthy :)

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