I know it is burger week but..... My friend Lee-Ann always has creative, healthy dishes that she puts on Facebook. She calls these little gems protein pancakes! I have been making them for a bit, but she recently posted the addition of oranges and blueberries. YUM! I didn't have and oranges but who doesn't love the combination of lemons and blueberries. These pancakes are super dense and very filling as well. You could substitute any thing for the lemons and blueberries....chocolate chips, bananas, strawberries. Just know you are replacing the refined sugar and flour of a classic breakfast dish with nutritious oats and protein packed eggs! It's a win-win and a great way to start your day!
Lemon Blueberry Oat Pancakes
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup egg whites (approx. 2 egg whites)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 cup blueberries, halved
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Put all ingredients, except blueberries, in a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to play with the ratios until you get a batter that is to liking. Pour into a bowl and fold in blueberries.
Heat a pan over medium heat and add coconut oil, butter, or vegetable oil. Whichever you can afford :) I know coconut oil is super expensive, but so good for you! Pour about 1/2 cup into pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. These take a little longer than traditional pancakes to cook because of the oats.
Serve with extra blueberries and your favorite syrup.