Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes & Waffles

I think that one of the toughest choices in life is deciding whether to eat an elephant ear or funnel cake at the fair every summer. Second runner up is choosing between waffles and pancakes.  I say have them both! These make you feel like you are eating something naughty but pack a ton of protein + fiber so you are satisfied for hours.

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  • 1/2 cup Old fashioned oats (ground into oat flour)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 scoop (or 2 tbs) Vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 3 packets Stevia (or 2 tbs of a sweetener that measures like sugar)
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk (or skim)
  • 3 tbs Applesauce (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp Butter extract (if you can’t find this, use vanilla but butter extract really makes the “cake” flavor)
  • 1 tbs Rainbow sprinkles

For Pancakes: Blend all ingredients except for sprinkles OR mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and create a well in the center. Add the wet ingredients and mix. Preheat skillet on medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and pour the batter depending on a desired size of a pancake (2-3 tbsp for a medium 1/4 cup for larger ones). Add sprinkles to each pancake. Cook for a couple minutes until you see the edges turning brown and bubbles start to form on the top. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side. Serves 1

For Waffles: Same mixing directions. Pour half of the batter into a waffle iron greased with non stick spray. Add sprinkles to the batter or just put on top after cooking. (Makes 2 waffles)

Top with some light whipped cream or – to make a frosting topping : Mix 2 tbs nonfat greek yogurt, 2 tbs protein powder, 2 tbs Unsweetened almond milk, and 1 packet of Stevia.

Nutrition Stats: For entire recipe, without topping

Cals: 330

Protein: 26 grams

Carbs: 40 grams

Fat: 6 grams

Sugar: 15 grams

Funfetti Protein Bars

I love Funfetti so much I that I considered having it as my wedding cake flavor.  I rely on protein bars during busy work weeks and as much as I love my Quest bars, they are a little spendy.  I turned a cupcake craving into these when I was food prepping for the week. Hope you love them as much as I do! 

Funfetti!

P.S. These are amazing in cupcake form too! Just make sure you use silicon or foil cupcake liners as the paper ones will stick. Top them with light whipped cream or Protein Frosting (Mix 2 tbs vanilla protein powder, 1 tbs greek yogurt, 1 tbs almond milk or milk of choice and a little stevia to taste.

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  • 1 Cup Oat Flour (I ground 1 1/4 cup oats in a Magic Bullet to make 1 Cup of Oat Flour)
  • 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup No Sugar Added Applesauce
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk (or skim)
  • 1 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 Tbs Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together. Whisk the egg whites, almond milk, extracts, and applesauce together in a separate dish. Mix the dry and wet ingredients and pour into an 8×8 Pyrex pan sprayed with cooking spray. Pour sprinkles over the batter and stick in the oven. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until center looks firm. Cool completely before cutting into 9 bars. These have zero preservatives in them so store in the fridge. Serves 9.

Nutrition Stats: (for one bar)

Cals: 93

Protein: 8 gams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 2 grams

Sugar: 3 grams

 

 


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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

The snow is finally starting to melt! This sums up what its been like here in the Metro area the past 3 days:

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Sometimes when I come home from the gym, especially when its cold outside, the last thing I want is to do is down a giant cold protein shake. Enter molten lava protein cake. I’ll also have this once in awhile if I’m having a chocolate craving at night.

Here’s the thing with this recipe: If its nuked in the microwave for even a few seconds too long, it gets chewy to the point where its inedible. Mine takes 20 seconds tops. Since all microwaves are different (and different protein powders yield different results), take it out after 10-15 seconds to test it. It still should be gooey on top.

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 packet of Stevia (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Water
  • 1 Tbs Peanut Butter

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Nutritional Stats:

Cals: 210

Protein: 25 grams

Carbs: 11 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Sugar: 1 gram