I LOVE protein pancakes.
They’re quick, easy, and if you get a good recipe, they taste AMAZING.
They’re also good for you – protein packed, with healthy carbs from bananas and/or oats, and a nice little dose of healthy fats too.
Much better than toast or cereal!
There’s a couple of recipes I’ve tried and tweaked and found that they taste awesome every time.
Two options – the protein powder option, and the non-protein powder option
If you don’t have protein powder –
You will need:
1 tablespoon almond butter
If you do have protein powder, you will need:
30g rolled oats
2-5tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop flavoured protein powder – Vanilla and chocolate are both good options but there are so many choices with protein powders (I’m loving my American Style Maple Waffle flavour at the moment from Bespoke Supplements – amazing if like me you have a very sweet tooth)
Two good places to get protein powder from are here: (check out all the flavours!)
For both recipes, all you need to do is heat a pan with 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil, chuck all the ingredients into a food processor and blend to a batter (add a little extra almond milk if it’s not runny enough). Then pour into the pan and cook it up, turning it over halfway through.
You could also try making little ones and then creating a stack.
For toppings, to keep it on the healthy but tasty side, try
banana drizzled with 1-2 teaspoons of honey or agave nectar
lemon juice with xylitol (a very tasty alternative to sugar – found near the sugar in the supermarket)
low fat natural/greek yogurt with berries
TIP – keep frozen mixed berries in the freezer (obviously), and heat them up in a pan with a splash of water. They’ll defrost pretty quick and give you a nice coulis to pour on top of your pancake. Goes great with yogurt on the pancake too (I do this every time at the moment – easy, nutritious, low calorie and VERY tasty).