Shrove Tuesday also known as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday, which is celebrated in most countries by consuming pancakes.Β Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. But what if I told you you can celebrate Pancake Tuesday without having to use up all the rich foods in your kitchen but by adding some healthy ingredients instead?

These protein pancakes are full of oats, Greek yogurt, and a generous scoop of protein powder. All things that will keep you feeling full but without all the guilt.

These pancakes are not the same light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes you might be used to. They are a little bit denser, but still give you the flavor you are used to. This recipe is pretty basic, so you could change up them pretty easily.

Add in mashed banana, blueberries, use chocolate protein powder and a little cocoa powder, use flavored yogurt – seriously, go crazy! If you are going to try to eat better, you have to like what you are eating or it will not stick. So use this as a base, and make it your own. I topped mine with some fresh strawberries and Walden Farms pancake syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder

Here are the brands/ingredients I used:

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Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat.
  3. Spray with non-stick spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot surface.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles start to form. Flip, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with desired toppings.

And voila! (This is a 1/2 serving from the ingredients above)

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Macros per 1/2 serving:
402 Calories, 63g Carbs, 6g Fat, 30g Protein

These were simply delicious and I got to enjoy celebrating Pancake Tuesday without a bloated belly. I’d love to know how you make your pancakes, let me know in the comments section below πŸ™‚

Enjoy!

Emily