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Spice Protein Pancakes

  • Spice Protein Pancakes


    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
    • 2 cups 1% milk
    • 2 whole eggs
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon allspice, ground
    • 1/2 nutmeg, ground
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
    • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
    • 1/8 teaspoon cloves, ground
    • 8 tablespoons almonds, chopped
    • 8 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
    • 1 cup blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


    1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl including the protein powder.
    2. Whisk together the milk and egg yolks in a bowl. Add the spices to the milk mixture and add it to the dry ingredients.
    3. Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they are stiff and peak. Fold egg whites into the mixture.
    4. Ladle pancake batter onto greased skillet and cook on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes.
    5. Chop the nuts and add them to a bowl with the washed berries and syrup.
    6. Top pancakes with nut mixture and serve.


    8 servings (2 pancakes each)


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  • Nutrition Tip

    Spices have been used for thousands of years. They are considered phytonutrient powerhouses with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Contrary to common belief, allspice is not a blend of different spices, but a berry discovered by Christopher Columbus in Jamaica. However, the flavors of this berry are reminiscent of a combination of cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Allspice is a main ingredient in Caribbean and Indian cuisine as well as many baking recipes.

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