Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes
- 1/2c plain rolled oats
- 3 egg whites
- 1/8 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 nutmeg
- 1 slice of granny smith apple diced
- 1 oz crushed almonds or walnuts
- Agave nectar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Spray a griddle/skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Pour small amount of pancake mixture on the hot surface in circular shape.
Cook until the pancakes are dry and bubbly on the edges. Bubbles should appear on top, as well. Lightly brown both sides. Top with unsweetened applesauce or a drizzle of agave. Makes one serving of pancakes.
Ceylon Cinnamon, or true cinnamon, is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron + calcium. Cinnamon decreases blood sugar + manages insulin levels – both essential for weight loss. When consumed, the body reacts chemically to digest speeding up your metabolism to offset the extra heat from the spice. Cinnamon also inhibits bacterial growth + food spoilage, making it a natural food preservative. I like to sprinkle over oatmeal, sweet potatoes or sliced apple, too!