Vanilla Chai Protein Pancakes
A more nutrient dense fluffy pancake option!
Here’s the thing – I have a really hard time choking back “protein” pancakes. They’re usually flat, super dense and a little tasteless, however! my kids devour pancakes, so I figured I’d try and sneak in a few extra nutrients AND make them fluffy.
I’ve recently fallen in love with the Arbonne Vanilla Pea Protein. The texture, consistency and taste are hard to beat. It not only adds a healthy dose of nutrients but also beefs up that delicious vanilla flavour!
One thing to note about cooking with protein powder, depending on the type you use, the consistency of the batter will change. I find pea protein to be a little more dry so I end up using all 5 tbsp of milk to thin the batter. If you are using a whey based protein powder, you likely won’t need as much milk.
These pancakes last up to one month in the freezer. I like to take them out one at a time and pop them in the toaster to heat up for a quick breakfast or lunch!
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 3-5 tbsp vanilla oat milk
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 1 scoop (20mg) vanilla protein powder
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix OR make your own (cardamom, ginger, nutmeg)
1. In a blender, mix together eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, yogurt, molasses, 3 tbsp milk, oats, vanilla protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice mix. Blend on high until everything is incorporated. If you find your batter is too thick, add in the last 2 tbsp of milk –
2. Using a nonstick griddle, heat to 325 degrees
3. Once griddle is hot, scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Using the bottom of the scoop, swirl the pancake mix so it’s evenly distributed – this will help with even cooking
4. Flip the pancakes once bubbles start appearing and popping. Cook on the other side 3-5 minutes until nice and browned
5. Serve with a generous drizzle of maple syrup, peanut butter or a dollop of whipping cream!
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