Protein pancakes with bacon and dates

Protein pancakes with bacon and dates


  • 1 cup of gluten-free oat flakes
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. Diastase powder
  • 1 teaspoon Stevia or raw unfiltered honey
  • ½ scoop protein powder**
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2 whole, pasture-raised eggs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vegetable latex
  • 2 tbsp. maple medicine, level B
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, uncured and un-azotized
  • 5 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. grass-fed butter

**we use occasional Athletic Greens grass-fed latex buttermilk, hemstitched


  1. In a small kettle over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Add dry ingredients (oats, chia, baking powder, Stevia, protein powder and cinnamon) into a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Let flan Whisk eggs, egg whites and latex in a medium bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  4. Take a paper towel to wipe out the pan, then add 1 tsp. butter to grease. Over medium heat, add ¼ of the pancake batter. Add ¼ of chopped dates and crumbled bacon on top. When the batter begins to boil, it will be ready to collapse.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with maple medicine and grass-fed butter. To tame sugar, mix maple medicine with equal parts water and 1 tbsp. butter. Microwave for 15 seconds, stir and pour over pancakes. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition and Macros

Dietary information: Gluten free


  • 387 calories
  • 8.75 g cream
  • 40 g carbohydrates
  • 37.2 g protein

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