• Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

    Gingerbread-Protein-Pancakes (1)

    Total Time: 20 min.
    Prep Time: 5 min.
    Cooking Time: 15 min.
    Yield: Makes 3 servings, 2 pancakes each



    1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 tsp. ground ginger
    1 pinch ground cloves
    1 pinch ground nutmeg
    1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor
    ⅓ cup reduced fat (1%) plain Greek yogurt
    4 large egg whites (½ cup)
    ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    2 Tbsp. coconut flour
    1 tsp. spice mix (see below)
    ½ tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. molasses (Blackstrap if possible)
    Nonstick cooking spray
    ¼ medium pear, cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)


    1. To make spice mix, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
    2. Combine protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, oats, coconut flour, 1 tsp. spice mix, baking powder, and molasses in a medium bowl; mix well.
    3. Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.
    4. Ladle about ¼ cup batter for each pancake; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
    5. Repeat until all batter is used.
    6. Serve two pancakes topped with pear, if desired; serve immediately.


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