Apple Spiced Pancakes – A perfect fall breakfast!

As I write this blog, I notice how quickly the leaves have begun to turn and the can’t help but long for the sweet smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple spice that will inevitably begin to fill our kitchens as the Fall season gets into full gear.  With my mind on all things fall, I thought it would be fun to focus this week’s blog on a delicious recipe with health and fitness in mind.  Not only will these pancakes satisfy you’re craving for a fall breakfast treat, the healthy carbohydrates and high protein content will keep you energized throughout the morning.  Enjoy!

 

 APPLE SPICED PANCAKES

Ingredients:

1/3 Cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 Cup Dymatize Elite Whey Protein (Vanilla or Cinnamon Bun work great!)

1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. Splenda Brown Sugar
Blend

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. of ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg

1/4 Cup finely chopped apple
(red apples work better than green in my opinion)

1/3 Cup almond milk

1 whole egg

1/4 Cup egg whites

1 tbsp. Greek Yogurt (or Carb-Master Cinnamon Roll yogurt if available)

1 tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth pancake-like batter is formed.  Set aside.

*If batter appears thick, slowly add water (1 tbsp. at a time) until you get a pancake-like batter.

2. Using a non-stick cooking spray (I prefer Pam), coat skillet and place on medium heat.  For best results, I suggest wiping clean and re-spraying skillet with each batch of pancakes you cook.

*Be careful to not turn temperature of your stove top too high, as the pancakes will burn and smoke our your kitchen.

3. Pour batter slowly on heated skillet to form approximate 3-inch round pancakes.

4. Let cook for approximately 1-2 minutes or until bubbles form on top of pancake and underside is nice and brown.  To check this, simple lift one side of the pancake with spatula and check bottom for golden brown color.  FLIP and cook for additional 1-2 minutes, or until pancakes are firm and underside is cooked.

5. Cook additional batter to complete your full recipe, then grab a fork and dig in!

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