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

First Things First

I just need to get this out there – I hate the words ‘blog’ and ‘blogger.’ Fitness is just one of my many passions in life. Another is cooking; specifically coming up with healthy new recipes (mostly treats, many with sprinkles) because balance is essential in a healthy life.

I’ve tried my hand at distance running, triathlons, and most recently a bodybuilding competition. Lately I’ve had friends ask me a lot about nutrition, strength training, and competing. I certainly don’t consider myself an expert but I love to share information and encourage others on their road to health so it made perfect sense to put it all into a blog.

I’ll leave you first with my favorite protein shake recipe. (Adapted from Dashingdish.com)

Cake Batter Protein Shake

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  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein
  • 2 Tbs Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract (Both extracts can be found in the baking aisle)
  • Pinch of Xantham Gum (Optional – it gives a milkshake consistency to any protein shake)
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

Directions: Blend with ice and 1 cup of water or unsweetened almond milk. Top with sprinkles!

Thanks for reading friends!

Rachel