Week two down, only 329478239873 more weeks to goal! Just kidding, mostly. 😉 I did a vlog today to talk about a ton of stuff including my weigh in, meal prepping, weight loss aids, and some cool grocery finds! Check it out:
In other news, PUNCAKES.
Ok, but for real I found the yummiest pancake recipe and I am so excited to share it. If you recall in my previous pancake adventures I tried making oatmeal protein pancakes. They tasted great, but they came out very spongy and chewy, not so light and fluffy. And let’s not fool ourselves, unless pancakes are light and fluffy – who wants em? Not I. The super secret weapon for fluffy pancakes using oats is a blender, and a tiny bit of baking powder.
So I came across this recipe with only 3 ingredients and I changed it up a bit, I added a couple more ingredients and changed some of the ingredients around. So my new and improved recipe is:
Banana Oat Puncakes
1 Whole Egg
1 Egg White
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Protein Powder, PB2, Peanut or Almond Butter… Protein Puncakes!
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. (I used my Ninja, worked like a charm!) Blend until a smooth pancake batter is formed. If you want to add some fruit like frozen blueberries or
chocolate chips strawberries, now would be the time to stir those in.
Heat a griddle or frying pan sprayed with your choice of Pam Spray or other oil spray (I use coconut, mmmm). Keep your heat low to medium. Protip: You can’t cook puncakes on high heat!
Pour your batter into your warmed up pan, and flip your puncakes when they start to form bubbles on the top. Cook the other side 3-5 minutes.
I added some Smart Balance margarine and about 1/8th cup of Mrs. Butterworths Light Syrup.
This recipe really is enough for 2 people, but I am a glutton and I ate the whole batch myself.
The Points Plus for this based on the WW recipe builder is 5 PP, keeping in mind I omitted the banana in the recipe builder because I think if fruit is 0 points, it should be 0 points all the time. If you’d rather count the NI of the banana it bumps it up to 6 points. I have always done this and still managed to continue losing, your mileage may vary.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
Until next time…