Low-calorie pancakes with peanut butter found! A delicious recipe from Inside Bru Crew Life. Love it.
Ingredients / Calories
- 4 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup PB powder
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, optional
106 calories per serving and the recipe yields 8-10 servings according to the recipe link above.
- Oatmeal, which are packed with nutrients and may help lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Read ” Are Oats Good For You?” From Medical News Today. !
- Bananas, which are high in potassium and magnisium: Read more: “11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas” From Healthline.”
- Peanut Butter Powder. I am a huge fan of peanut butter, but it is high in calorie. Untill recently, I always thought that people ate peanut butter powder to get the peanut butter taste without the calories. However, it turns out peanut butter powder is still high in protein. Read more at Is Powdered Peanut Butter Good for You?from Consumer Reports. I was excited to find this article because my husband swears by Consumer Items. That is how we decide what big items to purchase and now I am using it here.
- Protien Powder, which is fantastic for muscle growth and weight management. Read more: “What Are The Benefits Of Protein Powder” from Medical News Today.
I always try to add protein to my pancakes. In my opinion, protein helps keep me full all morning long instead of overeating and feeling hungry an hour later. So, I did some research and found some crafty ways to add protein to my smoothies. These methods may add calories to your pancakes so portion control is super important. I find weighing my food on a scale to be very helpful in preventing myself from overdoing it.
- Adding peanut butter or really any type of nut butter such as almond butter, pistacio butter. sunflower butter and hazelnut butter, not chocolate hazelnut but like nutella that is just like adding straight sugar. There are other nut butters, but I like these becasue they contain the protein I am aiming for. I love most nut butters especially peanut butter and can definitely go overboard so try really hard to watch my portions. Read more at: The 9 Best Healthy Nut Butters To Spread On Everything, According to Nutritionists from Women’s Health
- Adding protein powder into your pancake mix.
- Cottage cheese. Try this Recipe: 3-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Add in seeds such as chia seeds or hemp seeds. I find the seeds are an easy addition to any of the recipes I listed below.
Read more: How Do I Add Protein To My Smoothie Without Using Protein Powder?
How Do I Make Pancakes Low-Calorie?
Sometimes I find recipes that are not low in calories, but I have learned some fun tricks to help cut the calories to some pancake recipes especially the protein pancake recipes I find
- No added butter or oil – replace with ingredients such as nonfat Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or bananas help eliminate the need for any extra fat
- Less flour – by using the banana, you can reduce the flour. The thick mashed banana helps make up for some of the lost flour.
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk – it tastes delicious and is much lower in calories than whole milk!
- Egg white – I read in “How Many Calories Are in an Egg?” from Healthline that there are about 55 calories in a small egg, but only 17 calories in a egg white. So definitely worth trying it out and see if you like your pancakes this way.