Light, fluffy pancakes always make a yummy breakfast, but it can be easy to down an entire stack... and then be hungry two hours later. The solution: Add protein powder! These flapjacks also mix in cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg for an irresistible gingerbread taste.

16 Ingredients

  • For spice mix:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • For pancakes:
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor, or equivalent (we like Beachbody Base Shake)
  • 1/3 cup 1% plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons molasses (blackstrap, if possible)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 medium pear, cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)

Directions

<ol> <li>To make spice mix, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.</li> <li>Combine protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, oats, coconut flour, spice mix, baking powder, and molasses in a medium bowl; mix well.</li> <li>Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.</li> <li>Ladle about 1/4 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.</li> <li>Repeat until all batter is used.</li> <li>Serve pancakes topped with pear, if desired.</li></ol><p><em>Recipe created exclusively for Greatist by <a href="http://www.beachbody.com/beachbodyblog/">Beachbody</a>.</em></p>

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