Sunday, November 4, 2012

Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes

If you love to eat pancakes but don't necessarily like what weekly (bi-weekly? daily?) pancakes do to your waistline, then you must try protein pancakes.  Specifically, you must try these protein pancakes.  I made Hummingbird Protein Pancakes a few months back, and they were good, but in a healthy way.  These are good, in an IHOP way.  And they contain no flour, no oil, and very little refined sugar.  They are thicker and fluffier than the hummingbird version.  My best sales pitch is that I just devoured them.  Have at it! 

1 cup old fashioned oats
2 egg whites
1 overripe banana, mashed
1/2 t baking powder
1 t honey
1 carrot, shredded (I used four baby carrots.)
1/2 T crystalized ginger, finely chopped (This is where the sugar enters the recipe. Use 1 t ground ginger instead, if you wish.)
sprinkle of cinnamon

Put all ingredients in a food processor and puree until it's a little thicker than pancake batter. Cook in lightly greased skillet on medium / medium high heat. 

No need for syrup here. I topped mine with Greek yogurt, honey, and a bit more ginger. 

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