Johnny D's Healthy, Quick and Delicious Pancakes
These pancakes are not only easy to make and good for you... they also taste delicious. Woohoo!
Great creative and add some blueberries, banana, and more! They pack protein, fiber, healthy fat and good carbs.
Just be careful what you put on them. Real maple syrup would be ideal...in moderation. I add syrup on the side to control the serving amount and dip my pancake into it. Think dippy eggs but with pancakes and syrup instead. :-)
By making these yourself, you know exactly what's in them and it only takes a few minutes to make at home.
Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup 1% milk (we use 1/2 cup 1% milk and 1/2 cup of water) 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. raw honey 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 scoop vanilla whey protein (we use Optimum Nutrition GOLD STANDARD 100% WHEY - VANILLA ICE CREAM)
Directions: Preheat non-stick pan (or griddle to 350 degrees). Adjust the temp, as needed, for desired doneness. Spray pan with a little oil (we like using olive oil).
Put egg into a large bowl and beat with a whisk. Then, incorporate milk, baking powder, baking soda, salt, olive oil and honey. Stir. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well until desired consistency (you can add more flour, if deesired). The batter should be on the thicker side but still able to pour.
For each pancake pour a 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip when bubbles break on the surface. Cook until golden brown on the other side. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the pan, as needed. Serve and enjoy!
Pro tip: Keep excess batter in an air-tight container and store in the fridge to have a quick, easy breakfast in the morning.
Bonus tip: Start with 1 scoop (1/2 cup) of whey protein and add a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. If it is still too liquidy, add a bit more flour until you're happy with the consistency.