Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 pinch ground cloves

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1 scoop vanilla flavor whey protein powder

⅓ cup reduced fat (1%) plain Greek yogurt

4 large egg whites (½ cup)

¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 Tbsp. coconut flour

½ tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. molasses (Blackstrap if possible)

Nonstick cooking spray

¼ medium pear, cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)

Preparation:

1. To make spice mix, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

2. Combine protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, oats, coconut flour, 1 tsp. spice mix, baking powder, and molasses in a medium bowl; mix well.

3. Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.

4. Ladle about ¼ cup batter for each pancake; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

5. Repeat until all batter is used.

6. Serve two pancakes topped with pear, if desired; serve immediately.

Photo and recipe credit to Beachbody on Demand

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