Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Surprise Pancakes! What's the Surprise? Find Out...

Some days, you just need something to give you a little pep in your step. Well, for those days, I recommend this super fun recipe--- surprise pancakes! Okay, okay... I know what you're thinking, "but Melissa, what's the surprise?" The twist on my classic protein pancake recipe is that each pancake is filled with a crispy slice of turkey bacon! So with each bite of pancake, you get some crunchy bacony goodness hidden inside. And, as always, this recipe is 100% clean. Try this recipe out the next time you need a little surprise to get you going in the morning!

Surprise Pancakes
Serves 2

1/2 cup Big Traib low carb pancake/waffle mix
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used About Time in Birthday Cake)
1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1/2 cup water
4 slices turkey bacon

Microwave the turkey bacon on a plate for 1-2 minutes, or until crispy. Pat off the turkey bacon with a paper towel, then set aside. Whisk together the remaining ingredients. Over a very hot lightly oiled pan, spoon the pancake batter in a long oval shape. Place a slice of turkey bacon onto the pancake batter, then spoon some additional pancake batter to cover the turkey bacon slice. When the edges of the pancake become slightly browned, flip over to cook on the other side. Repeat with the remaining pancake batter and turkey bacon slices. Serve with some pure maple syrup or some vanilla yogurt sauce. Enjoy!

*** Please note that the unsweetened applesauce and the egg whites are used in this recipe as cleaner substitutions for the oil and the whole eggs the Big Train low carb pancake/waffle mix (the cleanest boxed pancake/ waffle mix I've found to date!) reccommends using.

My husband's face absolutely lit up when I served him this clean eats breakfast this morning. He had a look of pure delight overcome him as he exclaimed: "is that... bacon inside?" Needless to say his plate was cleaned in record time! His verdict? "Forget ambrosia... THIS is the food of the gods!" This is a delightfully fun yet surprisingly clean recipe that anyone is sure to enjoy! Yum!