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5 Unusual and Awesome Pancake Recipes

Are you looking for a way to spice up your morning breakfast routine? Pancakes are a delicious way to start the day! Check out these five fun and creative ways to make pancakes for you and your roommates. 
 
1. On the Go Pancakes
 
Yup. Exactly what it says. Only two ingredients to make these bad boys. Sarah Marotta, a UMass student and Group Fitness Instructor, posted this on her blog. It's a simple and healthy way to get the day started.
 
 
Ingredients
 
  • (1) banana
  • (2) egg whites
Yields: 2 pancakes
 
Directions:
  • Mash bananas
  • Mix in egg whites until batter is smooth
  • Use of blender for a quick second is recommended
  • Cook batter on medium heat
  • Top pancakes with syrup, PB, or fresh fruit.
Be sure to check out more of Sarah's inspirational posts on her blog Mind Over Mat.
 
2. Butternut Squash Pancakes
 
Ok, it gets a little more complicated from here on out. But, stay with me! Elle is an Instagram phenomenon with over 25k followers. She is known for staying extremely fit while maintaining a balanced diet and lifestyle. Her pancake pictures are one of the many reasons I follow her. The following two recipes are some of her favorites.
 
Ingredients
 
  • 85g cooked butternut squash (roasted gives best flavor)
  • (2) Tbsp Oat Flour
  • (1) Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 scoop Banana Cream Whey (or protein of choice)
  • (1) tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • (2) tsp Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • (2) Tbsp Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (added at the end if consistency is too thick)
  • 1/2 tsp Banana or Butter Extract
  • (1) tsp baking powder
*Protein NOT required
 
 
3. Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes
 
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Butter extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/3 cup Liquid Egg Whites
  • 1-2 Tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Truvia Baking Blend
Chocolate Layer:
 
Tbsp PB2/Powdered Peanut Butter
1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tbsp Truvia Baking Blend
 
 
3. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes
 
 
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert…whatever your little heart desires. These pancakes take a total of 10 minutes to prep and cook. Definitely worth a try. The recipe and cooking instructions can be found on a blog called Minimalist Baker: a husband and wife duo share a bunch of great recipes that you and your friends can mess around with.
 
5. Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
 
 
Last but not least, my absolute favorite of the bunch, mint chocolate chip pancakes. These were found on The Idea Room, a blog I highly recommend glancing through. Give it a try by finding the recipe and cooking instructions here.
 
I bet you're hungry now, aren't you? Okay, Collegiettes, get started!
 
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Molly Shriver

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