Know what other awesome thing I like about fall (besides pumpkins, of course)?
Recently I had a bunch of homemade applesauce and ripe apples on hand begging for me to make something out of them, so I thought it would be a good chance to make some apple-focused protein pancakes.
The first batch I made was just a little too dry, but the second batch? Totally nailed it!
Moist with just a hint of cinnamoney apple goodness, a single batch of these pancakes is only 300 calories but will keep you full and satisfied for hours (even if you’re always hungry like I am).
Here’s your hearty oatmeal & applesauce protein pancakes recipe:
1 serving vanilla protein powder (this equaled one large scoop for me)
1/4 cup oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used homemade)
2 egg whites
3 Tbsp cottage cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
Blend all of the ingredients together so that there are no more chunks of oatmeal or cottage cheese. Heat a nonstick pan to medium high, then pour the batter into your desired pancake shapes once the pan is hot. I tend to stick to smaller pancakes since they’re much easier to flip.
When small bubbles start forming on the pancakes and they’re lightly browned on one side, flip the pancakes.
Fully cook the other side (be careful not to burn them!), then top with whatever you like—I added a bit of steamed apple and greek yogurt to mine—so good!
Macros (per entire recipe):