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Strawberry Protein Pancakes For Valentine's Day

Mom Is Sure to Tear Up When You Make Her These Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Celebrate Mother's Day with a sweet brunch idea that will satisfy Mom's sweet tooth and her need for a little special time with you. Aside from being low in calories — under 260 — these adorable heart-shaped flapjacks are made with protein powder. The pancakes are also topped with a Greek yogurt sauce so the protein punch (almost 20 grams) will keep you both energized for a hike or shopping marathon.

It's fun to draw these heart-shaped pancakes freehand, or if you're not feeling so artsy, place a metal cookie cutter on the pan and fill it with batter for more precise shapes. Either way, these pink protein pancakes are sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce

Strawberry Protein Pancakes With Strawberry Cream Sauce

Strawberry Protein Pancakes For Valentine's Day

Ingredients

For pancakes:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 ounces vanilla protein powder (I used Garden of Vega)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla soy milk (or almond milk)
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 fresh strawberries, puréed (can use frozen)
Cooking spray for pan

For the sauce:
8 fresh strawberries, puréed (can use frozen)
6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

For the topping:
5 fresh strawberries, chopped
4 squares of dark chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the whole-wheat flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir in the soy milk, oil, and puréed strawberries (to save time, purée 16 strawberries at once and use half for the batter and save half for the cream sauce).
  3. Place a skillet or griddle on medium heat. After spraying the pan, pour batter into a large plastic bag (or use a pastry bag with a tip if you have one). Slowly pipe out a heart shape onto the griddle and fill it in. It should be about three inches long from top to bottom.
  4. Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip them, and cook for another minute or so on the other side until golden brown.
  5. To make the strawberry cream sauce, mix the puréed strawberries and Greek yogurt in a small bowl.
  6. Serve three pancakes with a healthy drizzle of the creamy pink sauce, and sprinkle with some chopped strawberries and dark chocolate.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
259
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