Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Who doesn't love pancakes? People with not taste, that's who... but if you're one of those people WITH taste (I'm really hoping you are) and are looking for a healthier pancake recipe, then look no further!!

This recipe is high in protein and fiber, which will definitely fill you up unlike regular pancakes.  The simple carbohydrates that are often in pancakes, like white flour and sugar, take your blood sugar on quite the roller coaster ride.  When these products are ingested, the body has to do very little work to break the food into glucose, leading to a very large, fast spike in blood sugar!  This leads to a large amount of insulin to be released into the body, causing the high blood sugar levels to be depleted very quickly.  When this occurs, the body begins to crave more simple carbs to replenish the drop in blood sugar.  IT'S A VICIOUS CYCLE I TELL YA! All from pancakes. Yikes. So, what can you do? Try some complex carbohydrates instead!  The fiber in complex carbs allows the body to absorb the molecules more slowly, avoiding the blood sugar spike all together.

This recipe is delicious and there are many substitutions that can be made in this recipe, so as always, feel free to experiment and create your own masterpiece. Top them with yogurt, fruit, nuts, r anything else your heart desires! Enjoy your roller coaster free pancakes, my friends :)

  • 3 tbsp flour (whole wheat, coconut, almond)
  • 1 tbsp protein powder (or more flour)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup egg whites (or whole eggs)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice as desired (honey, agave, stevia)
  1. Mix all ingredients together and cook in a pan on medium heat. Easy as... pancakes. Enjoy! :D