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Power Up Your Pancakes

Power Up Your Pancakes
Give your flapjacks a protein boost using these five delicious recipes.

I love a good breakfast, regardless of what time of day it is – morning, afternoon or evening (the latter two especially because I've been following an intermittent fasting plan lately). Eggs are one of the best sources of protein you can find, so that's usually the foundation of the meal. But I also enjoy pancakes, provided I'm not dropping carbs with a photo shoot approaching or something like. One thing I've discovered since creating JYM Supplement Science is that Pro JYM, my blended protein powder, goes really well with pancake mix.

The rest of the JYM Army has discovered this, too. And to be honest, I'm not that creative when it comes to pancake recipes. But one JYM Army member is – Justin Kamb. I recently asked Justin to share some of his favorite pancake recipes with the rest of the JYM Army, and he came through with four delicious, protein-packed meals.

Check out Justin's pancake recipes below, with just one caveat: Make sure it fits your marcos, as some tend to be a little high in carbohydrates. You can find my recommended macronutrient guidelines for getting lean in my Dieting 101 article. If a recipe you want to try exceeds your macros and is higher in calories than you'd like, either split it with someone else or cut all ingredient amounts in half.

Enjoy!

Power Pancake Recipe #1

Ingredients

Directions

Add water or milk for consistency, cook on griddle, and top with calorie-free Walden Farm pancake syrup. If you want have them post-workout (where some extra sugar is not only acceptable but preferable), top with some goodies like Pop Tarts, Oreos, Teddy Grahams, etc.

Nutrition Info

(Total for all ingredients listed, not including toppings. Walden Farm syrup is calorie-free.)

Power Pancake Recipe #2

Ingredients

Directions

Mix first three ingredients in a bowl and cook into pancakes as you normally would with pancake batter. "If you mix 1/2-1 scoop of Pro JYM in a small bowl with a little milk, it makes a Pro JYM protein sauce for pancakes," says Justin.

Nutrition Info

(With Greek yogurt and 2 Tbsp. of 2% milk; you may choose to use slightly more milk than that.)

Power Pancake Recipe #3

Ingredients

Directions

Add milk or water to consistency, cook on griddle, and top with natural peanut butter and fat free cool whip. To cut calories and fat, you can leave out the peanut butter, which will you save you 210 calories, 16 grams of fat and 6 grams of carbs (while cutting 7 grams of protein).

Nutrition Info

Power Pancake Recipe #4

Ingredients

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and cook on a griddle.

Nutrition Info

(With blueberries)

Power Pancake Recipe #5

This fifth recipe is actually one I came up with. I posted it recently on Facebook and thought it was fitting to add to this article. Cook these pancakes up for the whole family – parents and kids – ou've got high-quality protein as well as low-glycemic carbs and healthy fats. 

Ingredients

*Mix and pour in pan heated with grass fed butter. *Cook and dress pancake with Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.
Delivers: 30 g protein / 30 g low-GI carbs / 15 g fat.

Directions

Mix all but the last ingredient (chocolate hazelnut butter) in a large bowl. Pour the pancake mix on a heated pan/skillet coated with grass-fed butter. Cook until done, then dress the pancakes with the Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.

Then, enjoy – it's delicious!

Nutrition Info*

485 calories
38 grams protein
45 grams carbs
18 grams fat

*Macros here factor in 1 tablespoon of Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter spread on pancakes; it's very easy to use more than that, so add it to your macros if you do.

Here's a picture of this last recipe:

 

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