Greek Yogurt Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes with Protein Vanilla Icing

Yum! There’s not a lot in this world that gives me more comfort than a delicious, hearty breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Except when those delicious, hearty breakfasts are more healthy! That’s a win all around! That’s exactly what these babies bring ya too!
They are warm and gooey, but provide added protein and pro-biotics from the greek yogurt, and even more protein from the whey protein powder. Here are the ingredients you need to make the pancakes, cinnamon sugar filling, and vanilla icing:
ingredients
Please excuse my messy counter and paper plates! We have everything packed and scattered for our big move.
You can see the protein powder I used was Precision Protein in the Cinnamon Cereal Crunch to add an extra punch of cinnamon. I also added this same powder to the icing.
pancakes
Aren’t they pretty!? And so easy. See the full recipe below and remember to follow us on Instagram.

Ingredients
For the pancakes:
1/4 cup (60 g) plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (40 g) rolled oats*
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp protein powder
2 large egg whites OR 1 large egg
1-2 Tbsp (15-30 ml) unsweetened almond milk**
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the cinnamon sugar filling:
1 Tbsp (15 ml) coconut oil, melted***
1 tbsp (12 g) sugar****
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
For the vanilla frosting:
1 Tbsp (7 g) vanilla protein powder
small amount of unsweetened almond milk (I used about 1/2 Tbsp)

Directions

1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and generously coat it with cooking spray or oil. You want to make sure that it’s nice and hot before you start cooking your pancakes.
2. Add all the pancake ingredients to a blender in the order listed and blend on high until oats are fully broken down and batter is smooth and frothy. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes so that it has a chance to thicken up while you make the cinnamon swirl – simply mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and place it beside the stove.
3. Pour the batter straight from the blender onto the skillet until desired size of pancakes is reached. Cook the pancakes until the edges have set and bubbles begin to form on the tops. Using a spatula, flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes.***** Repeat until all the batter is gone, making sure to coat your skillet again with oil between each batch.
4. To assemble, spread a small amount of cinnamon sugar filling on one of the pancakes before placing another pancake on top. Spread that one with more of the filling, and repeat the process until all the pancakes are stacked. To make the frosting, mix the protein powder with enough almond milk to get it to the consistency you want. Pour it over the pancake stack and enjoy!
Notes
* make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you need these to be gluten-free.
** start with 1 Tbsp (15 ml) of almond milk and only add a second if you feel the batter is too thick.
*** you can also use melted butter.
**** you can also use brown sugar.
***** if you find that you’re having a hard time getting the insides of the pancakes to fully cook, cover your skillet with a lid while they cook.

 

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