Protein Pancakes

Put a plate of pancakes in front of me...poof! They're gone. 

Then..the endless guilt and food comma overtakes me. Protein pancakes are the perfect answer. 

I Absolutely love protein pancakes, they are warm and bready and then once I top them off with sunflower butter they're golden. the best thing about these guys is that there isn't one way to make them, I almost always have everything for one of the variations! 

INGREDIENTS

UNO

  1. 1/2 banana
  2.  1/4 cup egg whites
  3. 1 scoop protein powder
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder

DOS

  1.  1 egg
  2. 2 egg whites
  3. 1 banana
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder

TRES

  1. 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  2. 1/2 scoop protein powder
  3. 1/2 cup egg whites
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS ARE ALL THE SAME - mash everything in a bowl & cook like a normal pancake. I always always ALWAYS add cinnamon & vanilla to the mix and sprinkles are a go to when feeling the slightest bit festive. 

TOPPINGS: Sunflower butter is a MUST in my book and if I used half the naner in the mix, I'll Use the other half for the toppings. 

Treat these like normal cakes, want some blueberries or Choco chips? Throw em on in! Want to make a smilie face or Top it all off with Whipped Cream - Go for IT! 

The protein pancake is your canvas - dive on in. 

Nut Butter Fudge

sprinkles are my best friend

Seriously, if something is cake batter flavored and/or has sprinkles i am going to be all over it, and lets be real shouldn't cake batter & sprinkles always go together? Anyways, I am always looking for a new sweet treat to take care of my constant sugar cravings. I have had my fair share of protein ice creams , which side note i just tried Enlightened Ice Cream  in Sea Salt Caramel and it was unreal...globs of caramel and everything.

Back on Topic, sweet snacks. I think my Pinterest search tab is full of cake batter dessert recipes. Then I stumbled on Ambitious Kitchen's cake batter freezer fudge and thought I just had to give it a try. it calls for cashew butter, which I did Not have on Hand so I went with my trusty sunflower butter. Just grab some coconut oil, sunflower butter, syrup & Vanilla and throw into a sauce pan. Melt it all, add some sprinkles and then pour into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. freeze it for 30 minutes, take a knife (or your mouth) to it and you're done! 

These are a good little healthy fat treat, They have more of a maple syrup taste to me than anything but I attest that to the fact that I didn't use Cashew butter (which is key for the cake batter taste). 

look at all those sprinkles!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup sunflower butter (cashew/peanut/almond butter)
  • 3/4 coconut oil
  • 2 TB maple syrup
  • 1 TS vanilla
  • sprinkles, sprinkles, sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. Add all ingredients, except sprinkles, into a saucepan and stir into all melted and combined
  3. Add in as many sprinkles as you would like
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared loaf pan & freeze for 30 minutes
  5. Cut up into cubes and store in an air tight container