Monday, November 19, 2012

Gingerbread (Tea-Infused!) Cheesecake Protein Pancakes

What's your staple food/smell/flavor, now that it's the holidays? Pumpkin? Peppermint? ...Gingerbread?

If it's gingerbread, then you're in the right place because I have a recipe for gingerbread TEA-infused protein pancakes!

I never thought it was possible to make tea-infused pancakes... until I tried and succeeded! 

Oh, and what are they stuffed with, you ask?
Cheesecake pudding.
2 egg whites
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tbsp dry oats, ground into flour (or just more regular flour)
1 tbsp cinnamon roll protein powder
1 packet of Stevia/sweetener
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/4 medium banana, mashed
1/4 cup gingerbread tea, steepened in 1/4 cup unsweetened almond (or any other non-sweet) milk
*optional: for a heavier/more distinct gingerbread flavor, you can sprinkle in 1/4 a packet of gingerbread flavored Duncan Hines Frosting Creations!*

Cheesecake filling:
a sprinkle of cheesecake (instant) fat-free/sugar-free pudding mix (I used Jell-O brand! I don't have an exact measurement because I just eyeballed it and put as much as I personally wanted... You do the same!)
2+ tbsp milk
*Refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight*

Mix all the dry ingredients completely.

Stir liquid ingredients (including mashed banana) into dry, then stir again until completely mixed.

Cook on medium-low heat.

When done, layer with prepared cheesecake pudding, and whatever else your heart desires! I recommend some healthy chocolate sauce (splash of milk + 1 tbsp cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder) on top.
*These come out pretty thin, but they also make 5-6 big pancakes! So worth the thinness!*
So. Good.

For all of September and October, my go-to flavor was pumpkin! I'm still in complete pumpkin-mode (I don't know if I ever won't be!), but I've been leaning more towards gingerbread lately... Seasonal flavors are the greatest thing! 

Inspiration for these pancakes came from the lovely Rungry Chef! Thanks, pretty!

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