Protein Pancakes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Protein Pancakes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Protein pancakes, healthy breakfast recipe

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Protein Pancakes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

My kids went bananas for these pancakes this morning!

Protein pancakes, healthy breakfast recipe

Increasing protein in pancakes will help make them more filling, and improve the macronutrient ratios, making the pancakes more efficient fuel for our bodies.

Ideally, we want a 50%Carb /30% Protein / 20% Fat ratio.  If you’re trying to lose weight, strive for a 40 / 30 / 30 ratio.white spacer for blogProtein pancakes, healthy breakfast recipe

According to CalorieCount.com, Original Bisquick pancake mix looks like this:

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Once you add egg and milk, that ratio will improve, of course.  But we can make it even better by adding protein powder. Once we add powder, we’ll need to add more liquid (milk and egg), and that macro-ratio will get even better!
Protein pancakes, healthy breakfast recipe

Why add protein to pancakes?

Increasing the protein in pancakes, will make them more filling, and you can burn them more efficiently, with fewer carbohydrates turning to fat in your body.  Protein also fuels the brain, and is especially important in the morning to help get us focused and ready for the day.  This makes protein pancakes a MUCH better option for kids before school.
Protein pancakes, healthy breakfast recipe

Adding Shaklee Life Proteine improves the carb / protein ratio, making these pancakes easier for the body to burn, more filling, and more nutrient dense.  Plus the added benefit of probiotics!

How to make Protein Pancakes


2 cups Bob’s Redmill Gluten Free Pancake Mix (or your favorite pancake mix)

1.5 cups milk of choice (cow’s milk, almond milk etc)

2 eggs

2 scoops Shaklee Life Protein (choc or vanilla, we used vanilla today.  We like Shaklee’s Life because it’s already got the perfect ratios of carb to protein, and each serving contains 1 Billion patented probiotics, which are essential for gut health)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 bananas (great way to use up bananas that are getting mushy and brown, adds fiber and vitamins)

2 tbs coconut oil, melted (place jar in slightly larger container and pour very hot water around the jar of coconut oil, to melt it without using a microwave.  Look for expeller pressed, or the pure coconut oil I have in the photo, if you don’t want to add any coconut flavor)

 

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Delicious plain, or with real maple syrup or a fruit compote.

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