Apple Pie Protein Pancakes
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These low-carb pancakes are gluten- and flour-free.
Makes 9 medium pancakes
These protein-packed pancakes have zero sugar-the sweetness comes from the apple and cinnamon.
Excerpted with permission from The Ultimate Protein Pow(d)er Cookbook by Anna Sward.
1 small apple
½ cup liquid egg whites
1 Tbs. apple fiber (or ground flaxseed)
½ medium-sized sweet potato, cooked (steamed or baked)
¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp. cinnamon
Peel and slice apple thinly. Steam slices over boiling water or in microwave until soft.
Blend egg whites, apple fiber (or flaxseed), cooked sweet potato, and protein powder together with immersion blender, food processor, or regular blender.
Coat nonstick pan with coconut oil, low-calorie cooking spray, or butter, and preheat pan. When pan is hot, begin pouring in batter. (Make sure pan is very hot-you want batter to sizzle when it hits the pan.) Reduce heat to medium, so pancakes cook evenly.
Once bubbles begin to form on pancake surfaces, flip them. Remove pancakes to warm plate, and repeat with remaining batter.
Stack pancakes with apple in between, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
per pancake: 54 cal; 6g pro; 2g total fat (1g sat fat); 4g carb; 3mg chol; 51mg sod; 1g fiber; 2g sugar
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