If you know me well, you know I watch The Today Show every morning while I’m getting ready and eating my breakfast. All month-long they’ve been talking about eating healthy and losing weight. It has been quite motivating to me. I know I could stand to lose 5-10 pounds and feel lighter on my feet and healthier all over. All month long I’ve been cutting out carbs and limiting my snacking. I’m already down five pounds and feel better.
So when Today’s Joy Bauer gave some cooking tips to create a filling, protein-rich pancake, I was all ears. I love eating carbs – or at least I like tricking my brain into thinking I’m eating carbs when I’m really eating something protein and nutrition-dense.
Bauer’s recipe was easy to adapt to be gluten-free and Celiac-friendly. I simply substituted Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats in place of the oats on the ingredient list. I made it a few times to test my skill – and realized I didn’t like adding the tablespoon of white sugar, and instead added a tablespoon of raw honey. It makes a big difference in taste. I also enjoyed a pat of butter in the skillet pan vs. only cooking spray. (I know, it added a few calories, but it tasted better!)
Please note that this Protein Pancake (without butter) is only 266 calories. It’s so much food for 266 calories. This pancake filled my ENTIRE dinner plate and I was stuffed after gulping it down like candy. I topped mine with strawberries and a little maple syrup. So yummy!
Without further ado, here is the Gluten Free Protein Pancake Recipe, adapted from Bauer’s cooking segment on Today and as listed on her website.