Good Morning! Happy Marvelous Monday! How was your weekend? I finally found some time to relax, and I even took a nap on Saturday! It truly was marvelous, and well needed!
Sometimes I am such a hypocrite. I often tell my loved ones how much it frustrates me when people are stuck in their ways; refuse to try new things, have the same ten meals on rotation every night, but I realized yesterday, when it comes to breakfast foods….I do exactly that.
Firstly, I am a cereal addict; I could eat cereal every day for breakfast, and as long as I could change out the type of cereal, I honestly think I would be content. Thankfully, I have been on a smoothie kick recently, so have been changing it up a little. I stumbled upon Protein MilkShake Bar recently, and ordered their Cupcake Batter protein powder, it is SO good! They have lots of other delicious flavors too!
I am also addicted to these pancakes. Part of the reason is that they are the perfect recovery food, especially post long run, and partly because pancakes are so adaptable. I decided to add the Protein Milkshake Bar powder to these pancakes to give them even more of a protein boost, and they were delicious! Healthy, hearty, and very summery 🙂
- Each three pancake serving has a whopping 35grams of protein, 52grams carbohydrate, and 11g fat. Talk about the perfect balance for a recovery meal!
- Strawberries help to ease inflammation, and improve bone health
- There is also 13g fiber in a serving of these pancakes to regulate digestion, and keep you fuller for longer
- Oats give you a boost of fiber, and keep that heart healthy
- Greek yogurt is known for being high in protein, but it is also high in potassium to keep your bones strong
Hearty Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Pancakes
Makes 5 pancakes (I had 3 as a hearty serving)
¾ cup (80g) rolled oats
½ cup (150g) whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 scoop protein powder (I used Protein MilkShake Bar Cupcake Batter)
1 cup Strawberries, pureed in a blender
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup Greek Yogurt
½ cup (30ml) almond milk
Mix the wet ingredients into a large bowl, stirring until well combined.
Stir the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until well combined. The batter will be very thick.
Grease a pancake pan/sauté pan/frying pan with spray or butter as it heats up over a medium heat. Spoon the mixture onto the pan and spread it out a little with the spoon (they will still be thicker pancakes). Leave to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the underside is brown. Flip the pancake over and allow the other side to cook.
Serve with fresh strawberries and maple syrup.
Serving size: 3 pancakes
456 calories, 11g fat, 837mg sodium, 52g Carbohydrates, 13g Fiber, 35g Protein
Do you tend to get stuck in a rut of the same foods over and over? Or maybe you like your same foods over and over? What is your favorite way of starting the morning off right with a substantial breakfast?
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I was just browsing pinterest earlier today for a new pancake recipe to try out. I may just have to make some & see how delicious they are 😀 Thanks for sharing, Tina! BTW – I miss you!
I am a oatmeal lover! No matter the season, I love to have it for breakfast everyday. When I don't, I feel lost. Although these pancakes may make me feel found. 🙂
OMG I am totally making these. I just got the same protein powder after winning it in a giveaway and now I have the perfect recipe to try it out with! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!
Breakfast during the week is a variety of smoothies and weekends some type of oat recipe. I rarely get in a rut because I'm constantly trying new recipes. It's part of the fun of eating 🙂
The pancakes look delicious!
Yum! Those look delicious, they are similar to the ones I make except mine don't have protein powder or flour.
I used to eat oatmeal every single day, but I got so sick of it I hardly ever eat it anymore. I eat a lot of protein pancakes, pb & banana wraps, eggs, or once in a while some cereal.
I definitely get in a breakfast rut too, alternating between oatmeal and eggs most days. But these pancakes look so yummy!!
Is it weird that I never buy protein powder? Do you think I should?
I've never purchased protein powder, but those pancakes look amazing. I was very anti-breakfast food for a long time, but now I can't get enough of it. French toast, yes please!
Great idea! I'm going to try that next time with my pancakes.
Those look awesome!! Cakebatter protein powder sounds awesome!! 😀
I eat the same breakfast everyday ! Protein pancakes, a yogurt and big mug of coffee. So boring but it holds me over until lunch. Never tried protein powder… one day !
okay, so want to try that protein!! and the pancakes. I'll be right there! haha
I have to eat a big breakfast! It is the most fun meal of the day and most important 😉
Yum this looks like a great breakfast! Last year I was in a breakfast rut and ate the same thing over and over so I challenged myself to eat a different breakfast every day in I think October and November, it was 59 days without a repeat, the variety was great and I got lots of ideas but it is much easier to stick to maybe a few different breakfasts on rotation. 🙂
Those pancakes look delicious and are definitely very healthy! I should try making protein pancakes, that would be a really good recovery breakfast after a hard workout.
I almost always eat cereal for breakfast, but lately I've branched out into green smoothies. Maybe I should get some cake batter protein for them too, that sounds really tasty!
I knew I should have read your blog earlier in the day…now I'm hungry! Thankfully, I'm too lazy to do anything after 9pm 😉
These look amazing. And the strawberries have been so good lately! Maybe I will ditch work tomorrow morning and make pancakes instead. My kids don't need me to grade their finals, right? 🙂
LOVE pancakes and I totally just pinned that recipe. I could also eat cereal for breakfast and dinner everyday so clearly I need to try this yummy protein powder!! 🙂
Yum – those look really tasty!!! I don't make pancakes very often (I'm lazy like that).
These sound amazing! I bet my daughter would love them too. Thanks for the recipe!
Yes, you should. I know you have the protein powder 🙂 Catchup this week?
Oh really, I would have thought you would have been a big experimenter with breakfasts 😛 Love that comment! Try them out 🙂
Please do! you wont regret it! let me know how it goes 🙂
I am loving smoothies too at the moment! Especially smoothies with oats! You are such an adventurous eater!
Thanks Erin! Oh really, what do you use instead of flour?
PB & Banana wraps sound good though!
Thanks Laura! It can be hard to break that rut!
I actually never used to, but now I have I am so glad I do! So easy to throw in smoothies, pancake mixes, anything really! You do not need to throw much in, but protein is so good for recovery and keeping hunger away, there is no harm!
Thanks Kristal! They are delicious! I never used to use protein powder, but now I do, I love it! Easy to add extra nutrition to any meal! Mmmm french toast!
You should 🙂 Let me know how you get on!
Thanks Kate! I know! it does right? They have other great flavors too, like cinnamon bun! Yum!
Sounds like my kind of breakfast! Try putting some protein powder in those pancakes!
Okay, see you soon 🙂
Me too! I cannot even imagine not having breakfast! So very true!
Thanks Jan! That is awesome! Wow! 59 different breakfasts! I think we should read a post on this in the near future 🙂
Thanks Amy 🙂 Yes, it is perfect for post hard workouts! I am glad i have found another cereal lover 😛 Smoothies are my thing right now, cannot get enough!
hehe! Well you can always have breakfast for dinner 🙂 Or have them tomorrow!
That sounds like a good plan to me 😛 Yeahhhhhh, pancakes are definitely more important!
Thanks Allie! cant wait for you to try them with your new protein powder that is on its way to you 🙂
Yeah, they do take a lot of effort, but they are worth it for sure!
Give them a try! I hope you like them!
I'm totally the same way. I will have the exact same thing for breakfast for months at a time. I'm currently obsessed with oatmeal, blueberries and bee pollen. I crave it every morning. But these pancakes look delicious. I'm usually in such a rush to get to work that I might have to save these for the weekend but definitely going to test them out 🙂
I love cereal! I could eat it every day, too. 🙂 I went through an oatmeal kick for about 2 years and now I can't stomach it anymore. Right now, I'm loving smoothies as well, but I might have to add these pancakes to my breakfast list as well. Those look amazing! Mike bought me a waffle maker for my birthday last year, and I've been wanting to experiment more with that too. So many options.. I really should break free from my cereal / smoothie habit. 🙂
Bee pollen huh? Never heard of that, what does that taste like? Hopefully you tried them by now? 🙂
Yay! Glad there is another cereal lover….or obsesser….if that is a word….like me! Hope you like the pancakes, and you have been making some waffles. Maybe you could try this mix in it?
These look AMAZING…I am perusing your recipes at lunch time (big mistake) – they all look delicious. I am obsessed with cereal and almond milk…in fact, I just had to stop buying cereal because I will eat an entire box of in one day. #noselfcontrol