Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meeeeeee, happy birthday to me!
Congratulations to the winner of my 25th Birthday Giveaway: Melissa M. (@FitMooney on Instagram)! be sure to check your email so I can get your prize on its way to you!
I LOVED reading all of your comments about “the best birthday gift you’ve ever received” for the giveaway! Some of them were so sweet that I was sitting in bed with my bunny stuffed animal tearing up, and others had my laughing uncontrollably. Thank you so much to each and every one of you who reads my blog, shares it on social media, tells your friends and family about it, and for entering my giveaway! Your support means the world to me. This blog has been a dream job and has brought me so much happiness that I cannot even describe.
Today is my 25th birthday! What is more appropriate than Birthday Cake Batter Protein Pancakes?! Ummm, nothing. I love cake batter, I mean who doesn’t? This is a healthy high protein twist on pancakes that you will absolutely love. If you’re looking for a super cute birthday breakfast to surprise your health nut or gym bunny friend, you can top these protein pancakes with with vanilla greek yogurt “frosting” and sprinkles, or if it’s your unbirthday, you can eat them plain with maple syrup! They’re great both ways!
Birthday Cake Batter Protein Pancakes
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 whole egg
1 egg white
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp almond extract
Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. The batter will be thick, so you may have to spoon it onto the skillet. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Generously spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and pour a palm sized amount of batter. Let the batter cook for about one minute or until bottom is golden brown, flip, and then repeat until cooked through. Be sure to re-spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray in-between each pancake. Serve hot with “protein frosting” or maple syrup!
Vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt
Sugar-Free Protein Frosting
Chobani Nonfat plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Stevia, splenda, or sugar-free sweetener of choice to taste
Kate StephensAugust 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm (9 years ago)
Happy birthday! Hope it’s the best one yet!!
CatherineAugust 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm (9 years ago)
Thank you Kate! xoxo
Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy EatingAugust 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm (9 years ago)
CatherineAugust 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm (9 years ago)
Thank you, Kaylin! xo
Jessica C.August 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm (9 years ago)
Hoppy Birthday Catherine, hope it is fabulous!
PS. Thought of you when I saw this,
JulieAugust 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm (9 years ago)
These look fantastic!
CatherineAugust 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm (9 years ago)
Thanks Julie! xo
MaryAugust 18, 2014 at 9:36 am (9 years ago)
Happy Birthday Catherine!!! You are a huge inspiration to me. These pancakes look delicious and healthy. I can’t wait to try them. I hope you had a wonder filled B-day, you deserve it.
CatherineAugust 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm (9 years ago)
Thank you so much, Mary! xo
RebeccaSeptember 3, 2014 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)
These look amazing and happy belated birthday!! What would you use to substitute the Vanilla Protein powder with? Any suggestions?
LauraOctober 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm (9 years ago)
What kind of protein powder do you use or where can I find it? I CAME ACROSS YOUR BLOG FROM ERIN AND I’M SO HAPPY I FOUND IT!
CatherineOctober 27, 2014 at 11:09 am (9 years ago)
Awwww I’m so happy you found my blog too! For this recipe I used Vanilla Vega protein Powder, but you can use any vanilla protein powder! Trader Joe’s carries “Designer Whey” Vanilla!