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Simple 4 Ingredient Clean Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Need a simple pancake recipe that won’t weigh you down? This easy 4 ingredient pancake recipe is clean, vegan friendly, high in protein (19 grams per serving and no eggs are needed) and has a pretty good dose of fiber (8 grams per serving)! This versatile recipe uses oatmeal and peanut flour and can be eaten alone, or with your toppings of choice. It also makes for a great mix to have made up and ready to go! 

simple 4 ingredient clean peanut butter protein pancakes

I had intentions of posting this yesterday when I got home from work last night to give you the option of having pancakes for either weekend day, but it will have to be for Sunday this weekend. Unless: 1. You save the recipe to make another time 2. You’re not up at the crack of dawn on your day off… 😕 (Sigh. Sad to admit, I actually did sleep in a few hours past what I’ve been getting up at this past week. ) and therefore you could have it for breakfast today! (Or, if you’re like me, breakfast has no boundaries and is eaten anytime of the day and -ahem- multiple times a day).

eating breakfast multiple times a dayThis week was just crazy though. Being in the ICU is physically, mentally and particularly emotionally tiring. It also doesn’t help that I attempted to break my ankle last weekend (failed thankfully haha). Running for the codes, coding a patient and not having much of a chance to sit down has not let my ankle heal. Unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury to stay off of it, so I just pretend it doesn’t bother me. I’m also pretending that there’s not a nice bruise developing on the side of my foot and that I’m not rocking a cankle on that side haha. I may or may not have gotten plenty of strange looks when I’m attempting to stay off of it by standing on one foot when I can 😆 but I’ll just pretend I don’t see those either haha.

Also, unfortunately, there have been codes everyday. Looks like I didn’t cross my fingers enough for no codes 🙁 It can be somewhat amusing when you are off doing an admission in the ED, or doing an ICU evaluation on the floor to see if the patient needs to come up to the unit and then all of a sudden your code pager goes off and you have to stop what you are doing and run:

There was a code yesterday, when I was out of the unit responding to a request to evaluate a floor patient. I was just about to write out my evaluation and recommendations note when my code pager went off and it was a patient up 2 floors in the unit. There were a ton of people around and some wanted to say “HI!!” because it had been awhile and I just jumped up and ran and they were all like:

What the…  If you didn’t want to say hi you could have just said so. No need to literally run away.

We were successful, though, and I was able to come back down an explain what had happened and finish my note.

Anyways, I was just too tired last night that all I could manage was to quickly scarf down some food and plop on my bed. So, I apologize for not being able to muster the energy to get the post up. But..

Now it’s recipe time! This uses peanut flour and oatmeal and of course cinnamon!  Use this by itself, or make a batch up to use as a mix. Look forward to some awesome pancake recipes coming up with this recipe as a base. (think sea salt..caramel..and apples 😀 for one). Of note, I make silver dollar pancakes so that I get to eat more and have a big old plate of pancakes.  However, feel free to make whatever size you want!

simple 4 ingredient clean peanut butter protein pancakes

(I’m all about quantity and smaller pancakes make me feel like I’m eating so many. Look at this plateful of pancakes I got to eat! It was great)

What are your feelings on breakfast?

Do you love to sleep in on days off, or are you up early regardless?

Simple 4 Ingredient Clean Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
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Servings
1 batch (I got 35 silver dollar pancakes)
Simple 4 Ingredient Clean Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings
1 batch (I got 35 silver dollar pancakes)
Servings
1 batch (I got 35 silver dollar pancakes)
Ingredients
Servings: batch (I got 35 silver dollar pancakes)
Instructions
  1. Grind oatmeal into a flour (I used a coffee grinder)
  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl (I use a measuring cup)
  3. Add liquid of choice (I use water) until batter thins
  4. Grease pan and heat until it sizzles when you throw some drops of water on it
  5. Once pan is ready, spoon out or pour pancake batter into your preferred size (I like silver dollar size)
  6. Cook until bubbles form and flip
  7. Cook for ~30 seconds more, or until done
  8. Repeat until batter is gone
  9. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
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  • rachel @ athletic avocado April 3, 2016, 10:03 AM

    Love that these only have 4 ingredients! They look delish!

    • andadashofcinnamon April 3, 2016, 2:23 PM

      They WERE so delicious. I’m all about simple, small ingredient list recipes and this one definitely fit the bill. Especially great if you are running low on ingredients that you often find in pancake recipes like milk and/or eggs. I hope you get to try them out!

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