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Joy Bauer's Protein Pancakes

COOK TIME
10 mins
PREP TIME
3 mins
SERVINGS
1
RATE THIS RECIPE
(198)
Joy Bauer's Protein Pancakes
Joy Bauer's Protein PancakesNathan Congleton / TODAY
COOK TIME
10 mins
PREP TIME
3 mins
SERVINGS
1
RATE THIS RECIPE
(198)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Chopped fruit (optional)
  • Chef notes

    Because research shows that starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can aid weight loss and boost energy, these "Joy Food" pancakes will leave you feeling worlds better than traditional starchy flapjacks. Whip up a batch and dig in.

    Technique tip: For a moister pancake, cover the skillet with a lid while the pancake is cooking.

    Swap option: Nuke frozen fruit in the microwave, then pour the fruit and all the natural juices over the finished pancake as I've done in this picture. Tastes amazing . . . and no added sugar.

    Note: For celiac disease, make sure oats are certified gluten-free.

    Preparation

    Generously coat a skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm over medium heat.

    Combine all of ingredients in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.

    Pour the mixture onto the skillet to make either 1 jumbo pancake or 5 small pancakes. Cook until you see small bubbles forming, about 2 to 3 minutes for the jumbo pancake or 1 to 2 for the small pancakes. Then flip the pancake(s) over and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

    For more delicious recipes, check out Joy's cookbook, From Junk Food to Joy Food. Want Joy to make over your favorite fattening dish? Challenge her via Twitter, PinterestFacebook and Instagram.