When I worked in an office (if that’s you, check out these office snacks), I had about 4 minutes every day to get dressed, put on my makeup, do my hair, eat breakfast, walk my dogs, and get myself out the door without forgetting anything (HA – NEVER).
So, those beautiful, elaborate breakfast spreads I see on Instagram (stacks of homemade pancakes, frittatas, quiche, skillets) – not happening. I mean, even bacon, probably not happening. Even on the weekends because I’m probably hungover (just kidding, Mom).
Often times I tell clients to just do a quick and easy “snack-style” breakfast (like, hard boiled eggs, grapes, avocado – something super easy that requires no prep). But sometimes, you just want BREAKFAST, ya know?
And sometimes you don’t want eggs. OMG am I the only one who gets so sick of eggs?
So, let’s make some pancakes, shall we?
But let’s add some protein because regular pancakes are major carb bombs and not in any way shape or form a solid way to start your day.
Protein = FAT BURNING. Say it with me. PROTEIN = FAT BURNING.
For real. When you eat at least 30 g of protein at once, it has a crazy thermic effect on your body and your metabolism can actually increase by up to 30% for a couple hours after eating. WILD. And I feel like breakfast is a tough spot to get a lot of protein in, so this these pancakes are an easy way to really set the tone for the day with lots of protein, healthy fats, and fiber-rich carbs.
By the way – I went through a whole dozen eggs testing this stupid recipe. I was using oats, oat flour, baking powder, etc etc and finally, I was like, this is so not MM. Who the fuck is gonna make these?
So I started over. And I kept it to 5 ingredients. Voila.
These pancakes are super filling, totally kill my cravings for carbs (even though they’re loaded with protein) taste like peanut butter, contain 37 g of protein, 6 g of fiber, and take like 2 seconds to make. Yes, please.
Let’s also talk about the topping that is showed in these pictures – I’m OBSESSED with topping my pancakes with this stuff.
It’s just equal parts peanut butter, maple syrup (or honey), and almond milk. YUM. Less sugar, but still super sweet. You could even do 2 parts almond milk to stretch it more.
Here’s the thing, though – I wouldn’t make a bunch of these and eat them as leftovers because they will dry out in the fridge (like any pancake). But you can let the batter chill in the fridge and just make them real quick in the AM. The chia seeds will thicken it a lot, so you’ll wanna add more almond milk to get it to the right consistency.
I get tons of questions about what protein I use – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Designer’s Advanced Protein. It’s grass-fed, no artificial shit. And it tastes good. That’s the protein I used in this recipe. AND – you can get 20% off by using MEGAN20 (that’s not why I promote them – I promote them bc I love them).
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