Pancakes and cookies while on a cut? Sure – if they’re made to fit my macros! These are two super easy recipes to have on hand not just for a cut, but anytime you have a sweet tooth.
Pancakes have always been my favorite breakfast item since I was little and my mom would make them the size of the plate. These aren’t quite as big when all said is done, but they’res still tasty! I’ve been making these pancakes for a while now and it can be modified with additional ingredients, like chocolate chips, cinnamon, peanut butter powder, sprinkles – whatever you like.
- 1/2 C cottage cheese – I use 4%
- 1 to 2 scoops protein powder – I use Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/2 C oats – old fashioned or quick
- 1 egg
Blend all ingredients together adding water until the mix is smooth and pourable. Cook on a flat top or small skillet on low heat. This mix tends to be thicker than traditional pancake mix so cooking on low heat is the key to cooking the pancakes all the way through and evenly.
Should yield four pancakes, around 128 calories, 10g carbs, 15g protein (depending on protein powder), 4g fat each. I usually eat two for a meal then refrigerate the rest. Pop them in the toaster to reheat them!
BANANA OATMEAL PREWORKOUT COOKIES
I saw this recipe on Reddit in the Meal Prep Sunday thread about a month back and wrote it down for future use. I made these during the first week of my cut and they’re super good! One cookie is pretty calorically dense, so one of these is good for a preworkout.
- 2 C oats – old fashioned or quick
- 2 over ripe bananas
- 2 scoops protein powder – Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Banana Cream is perfect!
- handful of dried cranberries or raisins (optional)
Mash all ingredients together, drop one inch balls of the dough on a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Because of the over ripe bananas these should be store in the fridge in an air tight container or freezer bag.
Yields around 14 cookies depending on their size. 87 calories, 14g carbs, 5g protein, 1g fat each. Perfect for a snack on the way to the gym or after dinner.
*Please note that the nutritional facts have been calculated by me personally based on the ingredients I’m using at the time. Be sure to calculate the nutritional facts based on any modifications made to the recipes provided.*