You’d never guess that these fluffy pancakes bursting with juicy blueberries are healthy: only 212 kcal for the entire recipe, 25 g protein, grain-free, high fiber, and oh so delicious! Plus, you get four thick pancakes all for one (but easily doubled, quadrupled, etc.)!
January 24, 2016.
☀ I had just finished a 3.5 mi run + 2 mi hike and was thinking about what should I have for breakfast. “Man, I haven’t had pancakes in SO long, but it’s already late morning, so maybe something simpler. Simple but also cakey, fluffy, and fruity… Oatmeal? French toast? Ah fine. I’ll just make pancakes.”
How women (or at least how I) make decisions about food. Hahahaha. 😂
So pancakes it is. I was pretty excited because I hadn’t eaten pancakes in weeks!
These pancakes smelled amazing as I was frying them up in the pan, and I couldn’t wait to eat them. And when I finished making and plating these, I realize these Blueberry Pancakes would also be great for Single’s Awareness–I mean, Valentine’s–Day, because the day is on Pancake Sunday this year, and because the entire recipe is single serving, perfect for singles. LOL. BUT also easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. 😉
So… If you’re feeling blue on Valentine’s Day, don’t be. Show yourself some SELF-LOVE. Go for a Sunday Runday, and then make these healthy single-serving Sunday pancakes.
For the entire recipe, you get four thick pancakes, for 212 kcal, 25g protein, and lowish carbs… all for you! How’s that for loving yourself on Valentine’s Day? 😉
Be extra generous. Pour up that syrup. You deserve that extra Love. 💙
(I’m not a fan of artificial sweeteners, and I normally prefer pure maple syrup, but ever since I found Joseph’s sugar-free maple syrup at Whole Foods, I’ve been using it on my pancakes.
It’s super thick and tastes great. Best part is that it has a quarter less calories than maple syrup.)
Cut into that tall fluffy pancake stack…
And savor every moment. 💙 Seriously each bite into these pancakes was just bursting with sweet juicy blueberries!
I also added some walnuts for extra crunch… Walnuts + blueberries = amazing. And healthy fats and omega-3’s.
💙 Blueberry Vanilla, Blue Valentine Pancakes for One
high-protein, gluten free, fat-free, high-fiber
The entire recipe (4 pancakes) is just 212 kcal; 4F, 16C (7g fiber), 25 grams protein!
10g soy protein powder (unsweetened, Bob’s Red Mill brand)
6g (1 tbsp) flaxmeal
15g (2 tbsp) coconut flour
8g (1 tbsp) oat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
140g (3) egg whites ~or~ 1 egg + 1 egg white
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2+ cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Coconut oil, for frying
Mix the dry ingredients. Add in egg whites and vanilla extract. Gently fold in blueberries with a spatula. Preheat a nonstick pan to medium heat, greased with coconut oil.
Do the pancake routine! Flip the the edges are golden and bubbles start to form. 🙂
Stack them up high and pour up that syrup.
Remember to snap a picture, share your creation with me on Instagram @vivanttang!
Enjoy your Blue Valentine! 💙
(I finished mine in like 5 minutes… Hey I was hungry from my run haha. 😉 )