My boys love pancakes! But really, who doesn’t love pancakes? It’s in the name, “cake” for breakfast, of coarse they would love it. What I don’t love is all of the sugar packed into pancakes. They are also a heavy meal to start off the day with. After scouring the internet I found the now popular recipe for the two ingredient pancakes. We made them several times and thought they were good. Protein packed but still in the cake shape and similar in texture. My boys were a fan, though the recipe still called for syrup as the topping which left me a little uneasy. I don’t like to load my kids up with sugar, especially at 8 in the morning. So I did a little tweaking and found a way to pack more flavor into the protein cakes with out using as much sugar. The outcome is what I call- Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Cakes. Just like pancakes, my children are also big fans of peanut butter and jelly. So this recipe is double win in their eyes.
What you need:
1 tablespoon of PB2 (a powdered peanut butter- I bought mine from amazon)
1/4 cup of cottage cheese (I use low fat large curd)
12 medium sized blueberries
While preparing the pancake mixture grease and preheat your griddle pan or skillet on low heat. In one bowl smash the bananas with either a potato smasher or a fork. In a separate bowl beat the two eggs and then combine with the smashed bananas. After mixed, add in the tablespoon of PB2- the pancake mixture is now ready to cook. I use a half of a ladle for each pancake, and cook on each side for 1-2 minutes. (Make sure you cook these on low heat other wise they will burn) While the pancakes are cooking prepare the “jelly” topping. Mash the blueberries in a small bowl and add in the cottage cheese and stir. It may not look the most appealing but do not let that deter you, the taste is delicious, and much healthier than pouring syrup on top of your pancakes. Once your children try these they will forget that they are healthy and just remember them as a new tasty breakfast treat. Have you ever re-created a breakfast favorite to make it healthier? If so, I would love to hear about your creations and if they were a success in the eyes of your children.