Anyone that knows me well knows that I have a HUGE sweet tooth. It’s been the main thing that has derailed my fitness progress as I would always tell myself that sweet food was “bad”, would restrict myself from eating it and would eventually cave and binge because it wasn’t sustainable.
Over the past few months, I’ve managed to maintain a healthy diet and relationship with food which has meant that I’ve needed to learn how to literally, have my cake and eat it too WITHOUT getting “the guilts”.
In doing so, I’ve lost more than four kilos, have maintained a healthy (and sustainable) fitness regime that doesn’t feel like a chore and have managed to create a number of recipes (sweet and savoury) that hit the metaphorical “spot” and keep me feeling satisfied – thereby keeping the binges at bay.
One of the recipes I haven’t been able to live without is my naturally high in protein pancakes. They’re perfect for those who are looking high protein pancakes with no protein powder. They take less than 15 minutes to whip up and with 25 grams of protein, and 12g of healthy fat, are actually one of the only breakfasts I have that manage to keep me full until lunch (I almost always otherwise need a snack between my meals).
The base of these pancakes only require 3 ingredients, but I add a number of optional ingredients to take them to the next level. Make them your own by adding ingredients you have on hand!
Three required ingredients for the pancake base:
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup cottage cheese
- Cinnamon (did you know cinnamon helps to stabilise blood sugar levels? I always add it to my sweet treats for this reason!)
- Vanilla essence
- Blueberries (I use frozen blueberries)
Toppings (the peanut drizzle):
- 1 tsp Peanut butter
- 1 tbsp water or almond milk
- Throwing together the base of these pancakes is as simple as adding to a blender and blending – easy!
- Add 1/5 of the batter to a non-stick pan and top with blueberries (optional)
- For the peanut drizzle, add a tsp of peanut butter and water to a bowl until you reach your desired consistency. Add a little cinnamon and a few drops of stevia to add an additional flavour kick.
- Top with strawberries, banana and a little honey, maple syrup or yogurt and enjoy!
If you fancy a crepe, make your batter a little thinner by adding some almond milk and you’ll have a delicious base for crepes (sweet or savoury!)
The pancake base alone clocks up at a measly 297 calories – but with 25 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs and 12 grams of healthy fats, these bad boys will keep you feeling full until lunch time.
Did you try these pancakes? I’d love to know what toppings you used and if you changed up the recipe somewhat.
If you’d love to try them – don’t lose the recipe! Pin this bad boy to your Pinterest board.