Mini PB+J Protein Pancakes

Mini PB+J Protein Pancakes | The Slender Student This recipe reminds me of a better time. It was a carefree Saturday morning in June when I made these. I was happy, well-rested, and hungry. These peanut butter and jelly pancakes filled that void, and left me satisfied until lunch. Now, it’s late on a Monday night. And instead of pancake-making (read: pancake-eating), I am up studying for an exam (read: writing a blog post and wishing I were eating pancakes). Mini PB+J Protein Pancakes | The Slender Student

Until next weekend, I suppose.

Mini PB+J Protein Pancakes | The Slender Student Mini PB+J Protein Pancakes
Servings: 1 | Calories per serving: 363
Fat: 8 g (Sat Fat: 1.0 g) | Carbohydrate: 43 g | Fiber: 12 g| Protein: 35 g

ingredients:
1/2 C frozen mixed berries
1/2 T chia seeds
1/3 C oats
2 T PB2
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I like Designer Whey brand)
1/4 C liquid egg whites
1/4 C nonfat Greek yogurt (I like Fage 0%)
1 t vanilla extract
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t baking powder
PAM Original nonstick spray

directions:
1. Place your frozen berries in a small bowl and microwave for 15 seconds until thawed. Add in your chia seeds, mash and mix to combine, and refrigerate until use.
2. In a blender or food processor, blend your oats, PB2, and protein powder.
3. Add in the egg whites, Greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, and baking powder. Stir until combined.
4. In a large skillet coated with PAM over medium heat, cook the pancakes for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
5. Stack your pancakes with a spoonful of the berry “jam” between them and enjoy!

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Banana Almond Egg White Oatmeal

Morning boot camp means today is definitely an AM sweat day. If you read my Fuel Your Morning post, then it should come as no surprise to you that this is a perfect Spring Break Slender Down post-sweat breakfast. It has complex carbs, quickly absorbed protein, and healthy fats, meaning I’ll have no problem making it until lunch. Banana Almond Egg White Oatmeal | The Slender Student

Banana Almond Egg White Oatmeal
Calories: 365 | Fat: 11.8 g (Sat Fat: 1.9 g) | Carbohydrate: 43.6 g | Fiber: 6.7 g| Protein: 23.5 g

ingredients:
1 C water
1/2 C instant oats
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 C liquid egg whites
1/2 small banana
1 T almond butter
optional: 1 packet Splenda, cinnamon, vanilla extract

directions:
1. In a small pot, bring water to boil. Add in oats and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn heat down to medium.
2. When almost all of the water is absorbed, stir in the egg whites and protein powder. Stir until all of the water is absorbed and the egg whites have cooked in. There shouldn’t be excess liquid.
3. Top with banana slices, almond butter, and optional extras!

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