Thursday, September 26, 2013

Orange Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp chill in the air, light sweaters, and the cozy feeling when you walk inside a warm house or store. Most of all, I love the flavors of fall- pumpkin, squash, apple, cinnamon, warm spices, and warm drinks (pumpkin coffee)! This morning my pancakes reminded me of fall, and I was seriously sad when they were over. The flavors of orange and cinnamon are beautiful together, and kind of make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

I made these with my brand new Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein powder. I've been meaning to get this protein powder for months. Not sure why it took me so long. I love the fact that this protein powder is non-GMO,  allergen, soy, and dairy-free, and has a complete amino acid profile. It is easily digestible which makes it a great powder for those who have issues with whey protein. If you decide to replace whey protein with Sunwarrior in your recipes, be aware that you might have to increase the amount of liquid ingredients you use- Sunwarrior absorbs more liquid than whey protein.







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Orange Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

3/4 scoop Vanilla Sunwarrior Warrior Blend protein powder
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 tablespoon psyllium husk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup riced cauliflower
3 tablespoons egg whites
3 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
15 stevia drops, or to taste
Water as needed 

Directions:

1. Microwave your cauliflower for 30 seconds (To make "rice", just place raw florets in a food processor- I used my Ninja). Set aside.
2. Place oats in a food processor and blend until it becomes oat flour. Add Sunwarrior, psyllium husk, and  baking powder, to the oat flour. Pulse until combined.
3. Add egg whites, almond milk, orange extract, and stevia to the dry ingredients. Blend until combined. You may need to add some water if it's too thick. I added about 2 tablespoons.
4. Place batter in a bowl and stir in your riced cauliflower.
5. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add batter by the spoonful. Flip when the edges set and bubbles start to form.

I layered my pancakes with PB2 and sugar-free apricot jam- HIGHLY recommend this combo!

Macros: 2.8 g fat, 21.5 g CHO (7.1 g fiber), 20 g protein