And there are multiple ways to get your protein fix in the morning beyond eggs, smoothies, mixing water and protein powder, yogurt, chia seeds, or just eating peanut butter and other nuts. In fact, you can make low fat healthy high protein pancakes.
Protein pancakes have been all the rage among fitness health foodies because they are filling, keep your energy sustained for a long period of time, but don't leave you in a food coma like regular heavy buttermilk pancakes. And healthy protein pancakes are just that, low fat, cholesterol free, and low in calories. So you can eat them almost guilt-free!
Popsugar says these pancakes have just 1.9 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 77 calories, and 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Pretty amazing for a breakfast food if you ask me!
For the pancakes shown above, I used PopSugar's vegan protein pancake recipe and tailored it to my liking. I used Trader Joe's almond milk instead of soy milk, 1 tablespoon of Trader Joe's coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and used chocolate flavored Vega One protein powder. I also did not add ginger, nutmeg, or cloves.
PopSugar's recipe used Now Pea Protein, which is slightly less fattening and has a few more grams of protein per serving. I also used Enjoy Life's mini baking chocolate chips, which are dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free, to drizzle on top of the pancakes.
The recipe is easy, fairly quick, and delicious. It maybe took less than 30 minutes to put together. If you already have your desired protein powder and cook fairly frequently, you won't even have to go out and buy special ingredients for these pancakes, so they are relatively budget friendly to make. Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge to have all week for your breakfasts!
I hope you enjoy them as much as my husband and I did. Let me know how you get your protein fix in the morning!