**I am getting my recipes mixed up. I didn't use cinnamon or vanilla extract in this recipe. Sorry for the confusion***
Last week I experimented with some protein pancakes. I hunted for pancakes that would be Simply Filling. The benefit of a SF recipe is that I could actually have more than one pancake and not have to worry about using a lot of PPVs for it.
I found this recipe on the Suzanne's Kitchen blog: http://suzanneskitchensimplyfilling.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-best-simplyfilling-pancakes.html?m=1
I made a few changes:
1/4c uncooked oatmeal – I used oat bran
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt - few shakes of the salt
sweetener to taste
1/2c Greek yogurt or fat free cottage cheese (if using regular yogurt just use 1/4c) – I used FF plain Greek yogurt
1 egg white
I also added a few Chia seeds.
My mixture was quite thick so I added some FF milk until it smoothed to the consistency similar to pancake better where I felt I could spread it evenly but still have them cook correctly.
The hardest part is leaving them on the griddle to make sure they are firm before you flip. I'm never very good at the pancake flip.
The verdict? They were quite tasty and VERY filling! I knew they wouldn't be sweet. I think next time I'll perhaps add more sugar substitute or maybe even some brown sugar, counting the PPVs. I love the addition of the cornmeal. These are hearty and very cakey, my favorite part.
I sautéed some apples in brown sugar and cinnamon for my pancake topping along with some honey. Since they weren't sweet I needed more honey, counting the PPVs. I eventually caved in and finished off my last pancake with peanut butter, again counting the PPVs.
I know next time not to eat all three in one sitting! I will plan to cook up a batch and have one pancake with peanut butter along side an egg. It was a very delicious breakfast.