Originally Posted On May 29, 2012
Do you have Pinterest? If you do, you probably know that the worst time to go on is at night when everyone is pinning things I couldn’t even dream about eating..from stuffed french toast to double chocolate ____ (enter anything you could possibly be craving at 10pm..or maybe just me!). But the worst culprits may be those in the figure/fitness/bodybuilding world! I laugh every time I see one of my friends posting something I know they aren’t allowed to eat.
With a lot of dietary restrictions during contest prep, most of us find one or two meals/food items that we may have a slight addiction to. For me, one of mine are my oatmeal protein pancakes! I make them a few different ways and it mostly depends on where I am at in my prep. I will usually add protein powder (unless I am not eating powders) for more mass to the batter and will sometimes add 1-2 egg whites or just 1 whole egg. If I am allowed fruit, I will add that on top as you can see in the pic of mine below. As I continue to share with you what I eat, you will notice that I rarely, if ever, follow recipes–I mostly make them up on my own But below is how I typically make them:
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
1.25-2 servings of oats (depends on my carb intake for the day)
1/2 scoop protein powder
1 whole egg or 2 egg whites
cinnamon (I love it so I add a lot)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
water until you reach appropriate consistency (almond milk can be a delicious alternative!)
berries/bananas (up to you!)
Pam cooking spray
Optional: almond butter or any nut butter of your choice
Directions: I put my oats in a coffee bean grinder (I don’t have a food processor..maybe something I should invest in) and grind to flour-like consistency. I then add to a bowl with the protein powder, cinnamon, and baking powder. Then I add the vanilla and eggs and mix slightly. I then add water and mix until I get a batter consistency. On a pan lightly sprayed with Pam over medium/high heat, I pour the batter and immediately add the berries on top of the pancake. I cook until the edges start to look drier/cooked and then I flip. After I am done I add some almond butter on the side
Try them out and let me know what you think!