We can never get enough of our very own EBOOST Ambassador, Keegan Michelle and the recipes she whips up in the kitchen. One of her specialties is making breakfast a whole lot healthier because let’s face it some of the breakfast items we do want to eat on the weekends are those that are probably higher in sugar than we need to be eating. One thing to remember is that if you, in fact, are going to have the sugar, then it is better to have some protein with your sugar. This doesn’t mean, we are supporting your sugar habits but if you look at pancakes from leading breakfast joints around the nation, they have enough sugar in their pancakes alone that equals how much you should have in a day, at most.
Keegan creates her magic in the kitchen by creating a healthy balance with protein and natural sugar in her recipes. She takes extra care in keeping the sugar levels low and if the sugar is present, making sure that it is naturally occurring, while not adding any sugar or anything else to her recipes that are unnecessary fillers, leaving you with the perfect weekend breakfast items. Today we are sharing Keegan’s apple pancake recipe. It is super easy, the pancakes are fluffy, delicious and of course healthy.
Apple Protein Pancakes
makes 8 small pancakes
1 medium apple peeled, sliced
¾ tsp ground cinnamon, divided
4 large egg whites
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 scoops whey protein powder vanilla flavor (we suggest PRIME, in vanilla)
¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
6 TBS oat flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
1 dash ground nutmeg
- Thinly slice the peeled apple and mix/coat with ground cinnamon.
- Cook in a small skillet until the slices are cooked through thoroughly.
- Once they are done, set aside.
- Mix the egg whites, applesauce, and almond milk in a small bowl together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the protein powder, rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together. Careful not to over beat or beat too hard as the egg whites could change the consistency of the pancake.
- Spray a medium-sized frying pan with cooking spray and start to heat the pan.
- Beginning pouring the batter into the pan on low heat.
- As soon as you see the batter begin to bubble this is your cue to flip your pancake.
- Once you have flipped your pancake, cook for another minute or two or until you see the batter cooked through on the sides.
- Stack a few of your pancakes on top of each other and then top with cooked apple slices.