Weight Loss Apple Cinnamon Multi-grain Protein Pancakes
Weight loss pancakes? Believe it! The secret is replacing most of the pancake mix with whole grains. I’ve actually elinated it entirely in some test recipes, and they were definitely edible. They even tasted damn good, but didn’t hold together very well. I use Krusteaz pancake mix because it’s got everything inside but water, and makes great cakes.
Here’s how you make ’em:
- 1 cup Krusteaz “Just Add Water” Pancake Mix
- 1 -1/2 cups oatmeal (The old fashioned kind, not quick oats)
- ¼ cup golden flax seed meal
- ½ cup wheat bran
- 1 large Washington Golden Delicious apple
- 2 Tbs ground cinnamon
- ½ cup Adams Creamy All Natural peanut butter
- 1 scoop whey protein powder of desired flavor. I like vanilla. Use natural flavored protein powder to avoid adding unnecessary chemicals to your diet. You get enough crap already.
- Water until desired thickness – make pancake batter kind of thick to contain the apples.
Yep, pretty easy. Throw it all together and mix. If you add the protein powder and peanut butter last, the mix will be kind of runny, then thicken up nicely. If you use too much protein powder, it’ll taste like burnt protein powder, so don’t over do it. Put the griddle at 325, instead of 350.
Okay, so these are still carb heavy. The peanut butter and protein helps moderate the carbs, lowering the glycemic index of these pancakes, compared to regular buttermilk pancakes. Ditto the fiber in the apples, oatmeal, bran, and flax meal. That’ll clean out the ole’ innards, too. Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant, and has been shown to help blood sugars somewhat. Despite what some will have you believe though, it doesn’t cure diabetes, type one or two. I know, I eat it all the time and still have diabetes. Not my fault, it’s genetic.
What kind of pancakes are your favorite? Let me know, please.
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