Last year my hubby joined a 12 week weight loss and physique challenge. His belly had gotten to the point of being perpetually 6 months pregnant. Most of us have been there and felt frustrated for letting ourselves get to that point. He had to make a choice. Either continue sitting on the couch being annoyed at the size and shape of his belly, or get up and do something about it.
He started educating himself about fitness (or revisiting the knowledge he already had tucked away) and nutrition. He started working out regularly and being more active doing the things he loves. He remembered how much he loves hiking. We discovered the beauty of going for a run for date night. One of his biggest discoveries was the beauty of macros in your diet. Macros is a topic that can be as complex or basic as you are willing to let it be. Basically it means having the right proportions of protein vs carbs vs fats. He really loved the information in Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle and used it to totally make over his diet.
The best thing that came from the diet change were these amazing oatmeal protein pancakes. They became a staple in our house.
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
These Oatmeal Protein Pancakes are my own spin on a recipe from "Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle". I freeze the leftovers for a quick breakfast. They also make a great protein bar replacement snack.
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 ripe bananas
- .5 tsp cinnamon
- 2 scoops protein powder your choice on brand and if you want to add flavor
Combine all ingredients in a big bowl with a wisk.
Heat griddle to a slightly lower temperature than you would for regular pancakes and spray with cooking spray.
Spoon batter onto griddle. It’s pretty thick so you might need to press the batter down a bit with the back of the spoon.
Cook until golden brown, flip and cook on other side.
Serve with a little real maple syrup or peanut butter. Or try these with this green smoothie but a half servings of each. They go great together. Buttermilk syrup, although not low fat, is SUPER yummy with these.