Monday, January 9, 2017

Gluten Free Protein Crepes

I'm always looking for an easy breakfast that's ready in a matter of minutes. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@glutenhatesme), then you already know that I am pretty much obsessed with Burn Bootcamp. I mean...I must be if I wake up at 4:30 am 5 days a week to get that workout in!

I have a small amount of caffeine and half a banana before bootcamp and come home at 6:30 am ready for a real breakfast packed full of protein. I typically go for a protein smoothie and two hardboiled eggs, but after eating the same meal for months....I needed a little break.

So I googled protein pancakes, expecting to find involved recipes and tons of gluten. Instead I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of gluten free AND super easy recipes there are! I found one that only had 4 ingredients and whipped a batch up using my blender. From the first bite I was HOOKED - holy moly these are good!

The "pancakes" are super thin, like crepes and even roll up easily. All last week I enjoyed them plain, no topping necessary. The flavor is almost like a cream cheese danish to me, with the combination of the cottage cheese and vanilla.

And since we were snowed in this past weekend, I decided to treat myself and topped a batch with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate nut butter - SO GOOD.

Each batch makes 3 fairly large (but thin) pancakes and paired with Al Fresco Chicken Bacon, is definitely enough to keep me full for a few hours. Try them - I know you'll love them! And as always - be sure to check any food labels before using new ingredients to ensure they're gluten free!

Protein Crepes

gluten free; low carb
inspired by The Fit Blog - original recipe found here

1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1/3 cup egg whites (or the whites from 2 eggs)
1/4 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats (I used Happy Rolled Oats from Bakery on Main)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Coconut Oil Cooking Spray (or your preferred spray)

Start by blending the cottage cheese and egg whites until smooth. Then add the oats and vanilla, once again blending until completely smooth.

Spray a non-stick fry pan with cooking spray and heat over medium. Cook pancakes until golden brown on both sides. Enjoy!

**Tip: I use the small cup blender attachment to my Ninja to whip these up quickly. It's the perfect size and that way I don't dirty my large blender!


Want to see more of my daily eats? I've started a daily food journal on Instagram Stories to motivate myself to eat healthier and to stay accountable. Check it out through the Instagram App, with the @glutenhatesme storyline on the top.