So there you are … Christmas morning … and you need to make breakfast for the family. The in-laws are in town and you want to make something delicious for them, but you also need to make something healthy for the family. Especially because you know you’ll be digging into that apple pie later. So ultimately, you want to at least start the day off right. The perfect solution is protein-packed pancakes made with Bluebonnet’s 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate derived from grass-fed cows not treated with antibiotics or hormones providing 26 g protein per serving. To top it off, there are no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors, no added sugar and it’s also low in sodium and cholesterol. Plus, it is microfiltered whey protein isolate which leaves all the important naturally-occurring immunoglobulins and protein intact. And let’s not forget the most important part – it’s delicious.
So here are my step-by-step instructions for Christmas morning.
First, you need a funny apron.
Next, you need a cute helper in a festive outfit.
Alas, we get to the cooking. Gather your ingredients.
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
¼ cup pecan pieces (optional)
1 banana (cut up)
1 cup flour (white or wheat)
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup milk of choice – I used almond milk
2 tbsp canola oil
1 scoop Bluebonnet’s 100% Natural Whey Protein Isolate – Natural French Vanilla Flavor
Combine flour, whey protein isolate, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Combine wet ingredients: milk, egg and oil.
Combine wet and dry ingredients then add remaining ingredients (pecan pieces, banana and vanilla extract). Beat lightly.
Bake on preheated griddle (275°F), turning when edges appear light brown (about 1 – 1 ¼ minutes per side). Recipe makes (12) 4” pancakes.
Voila! Bon Appétit!
Nutritional Facts of the Protein-Packed Pancakes: