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Protein Packed Pancakes Recipe

    With over 18 grams of protein per serving, these protein packed pancakes will give you and your family lasting energy all morning long.

    Protein Packed Pancakes by The Lemon Bowl

    As we near the end of February, I thought it might be a good time to check in and see how everyone is doing with their healthy living goals. Have you been cooking at home more? Getting active most days of the week? I’ve been working hard to kick the baby weight and so far, so good. I reached my goal for the month of January and I’m a pound away from my February goal. For me, making small SMART Goals throughout the process is key to avoid getting overwhelmed with long term goals.

    If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading this blog for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I try to eat unprocessed, whole foods as much as possible.

    Why is clean eating is so important to my healthy lifestyle?

    Less Confusion: Food labels are complicated these days. With clever marketing and buzz words like “all natural”,  “farm fresh” and more, it is any wonder why people have trouble making smart food choices these days. By eating foods that come from the ground (i.e. apples, farro, Swiss chard, peanuts, etc.) or have a mother (i.e. eggs, chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, etc.) I can feel good about what I’m eating. You’ll notice that a carton of eggs doesn’t have an ingredients list and I like that. It takes out the guess work.

    Better Nutrition: As a nursing mom and a busy stay at home mother of an active two year old, I need all of the energy I can get. By filling my body with unprocessed foods, I know that I am giving my baby and myself the nutrients that it needs. Eggs are not only extremely affordable but they contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein for around 70 calories each. Added bonus: they cook in seconds which is about all I have these days. ;)

    Protein Packed Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

    These Protein Packed Pancakes are a smarter choice than the traditional flap jacks because they get an added boost of protein from eggs and creamy ricotta cheese. If you’d like to kick up the nutrition even further, feel free to swap out whole wheat pastry flour for the all purpose flour. For a little added sweetness try tossing in berries, mashed bananas or shredded apples. The options are endless.

    Why do you eat clean? I’d love to hear what motivates you.

    Your fork is waiting.

    Protein Packed Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

    Protein Packed Pancakes

    4.42 stars average
    With over 18 grams of protein per serving, these pancakes will give you and your family lasting energy all morning long.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 6 large eggs
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • ½ cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter (or vegetable oil)
    • ¾ teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions
     

    • Beat eggs, cheese, flour, oil, baking powder, salt and vanilla in large bowl until blended.
    • Heat lightly greased large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat until hot. Spoon 1/4 cup portion of batter (1 tablespoon for silver dollar size) into skillet; Cook until golden brown, turning once.

    Notes

    Photo and recipe are courtesy of The American Egg Board.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 18gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 313mgSodium: 544mgFiber: 0g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    58 Comments

    1. I had bariatric VSG in October and had been craving pancakes but wanted a better choice. These are delicious and so easy! Even my kids love them- I use whole wheat pastry flour and they’re delightful and filling

      Thank you!

    2. I’m so glad I found this recipe! I’ve been looking for higher protein breakfasts, and am getting tired of eggs and tofu scrambles and scoops of protein powder. Pancakes are so comforting, and by adding more eggs and ricotta, they now fit into my diet and have become a welcome addition!! <3

      1. I’m so glad you like this recipe!! It’s 1/4th of how many pancakes you end up with. Since everyone uses different sized scoops I’m reluctant to say how many pancakes total but if you end up with 12, it would be 3. If you end up with 8 it would be two. Does that help?

    3. I love your recipe and will be trying this one out the next time I make pancakes! Looks delicious and I love that its packed with protien that is not a form or powder!

    4. I just made these for dinner with the addition of a mashed banana in the batter. I served them with sliced banana and fresh strawberries between the layers. Wonderful!

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