Summer is the perfect time to break out one of nature’s most sweet and bright gifts. Strawberries are not only a low glycemic fruit, but they are by far one of the tastiest things to ever sprout out of the ground and make their way to my kitchen. A couple weeks ago I made a delicious protein shake from them, and today, I’m turning that shake into a stack of four adorable and delightful pancakes.
And the topping? It’s not standard maple syrup. To keep the strawberry taste lively throughout the dish, I used a strawberry preserve to swirl over the top. Can’t wait to make them at home?
I won’t make you hold your breath for too long (because friends don’t do that to each other)…enjoy!
Strawberry Shortcake Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Preserve Glaze
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup egg whites
2 TBSP sugar-free or regular strawberry preserves
2 sliced and hulled strawberries
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 tsp strawberry extract
2 TBSP stevia OR 10 drops of liquid stevia (vanilla flavor works beautifully)
For the Glaze you’ll need:
4 TBSP sugar-free or regular strawberry preserves
2 TBSP almond milk
In a blender, mix all ingredients for the pancakes and blend well until smooth. Pour batter on griddle and flip when bubbling on top. Remove when done and set on a paper towel so they don’t get soggy while you finish your glaze. This step is optional but I prefer to include it. Prepare the glaze by mixing the preserves and the almond milk in a bowl then heating over medium heat, stirring constantly until you get a slightly syrupy and smooth mixture. Plate your pancakes and pour glaze over top.
I’m so happy with these little cakes, I could eat the all summer. But then I couldn’t pay attention to all the other wonderful fruits and vegetable this season has to offer. Which reminds me, I picked up a gigantic and perfectly purple sweet potato yesterday at the store. It 1.5 lbs! How exciting, right? Ok, maybe not yet, but it will be once I figure out what to make with it.
I’ve got some ideas brewing.
Enjoy your adorably pink pancakes!