Clean Eating: Spinach Protein Pancakes

October 17, 2012

I made Spinach Protein Pancakes the other week and on a scale from 1-10, they were around a 7. When I first saw a picture of the pancakes on a streaming wall on Facebook, I was instantly driven to make them! They looked so fluffy, healthy and delicious. I’ve made protein pancakes in the past and they always turned out flat, tasteless and floppy. I DO have to say that these pancakes are still very  much like other protein pancakes but it has a little extra punch because of its various ingredients.

What I love about these pancakes is that it incorporated spinach. I also like how they entire recipe is just 268 calories! It was very filling and could only consume 1/2 the recipe. I added some Agave Nectar on top and berries. If you would like to try it and tell me what you think, here is the recipe:

Recipe:

1/4 cup gluten-free oats

2 Tbsp. all-purpose gluten-free flour
1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1/4 cup egg whites
1/4 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder
1/4 or 1/2 cup almond milk
2 cups fresh spinach
cinnamon to tasteDirections:Add all ingredients into your VitaMix or blender and blend on a lower speed for 30 seconds-1 min. until spinach is finely chopped.
Pour onto a lightly oiled nonstick skillet, 3 Tbsp. at a time.
Flip when bubbles form, about 3 minutes per side.
Keep warm in the oven while you cook the remainder of the batter.
Top with Earth Balance or butter and maple syrup.
Feel Irish.Nutrition Facts for Full Recipe:
Calories: 268 – Carbs: 34g – Fat: 3g – Protein: 30g

Spinach Protein Pancakes in my favorite color.. GREEN!

This is how it looked liked online.

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