Prepare: 5 min
Cook: 10 min
When I think of pancakes I think of lovely scotch pancakes with my Grans homemade jam smothered all over them. However those scotch pancakes I’m keeping secret for another day and instead I’ve got a simple and super quick recipe for super protein pancakes.
Pancakes have traditionally always been seen as something you eat at afternoon tea, round your Grannies or smothered in maple syrup with loads of streaky bacon. Now don’t get me wrong I am never going to reject any of those options however on a day to day basis it’s not doing my waistline any favours.
I took a wee notion for some protein pancakes the other day when I got home from the gym. There was absolute nothing in the cupboards (half the time there never is) and I had the house to myself. So I made myself some protein pancakes rather than my usual protein shake.
A tried and tested recipe
I have seen loads of recipes floating about Instagram lately but I haven’t actually tried anything out myself yet. Plus I probably slightly over thought it (which is a very bad habit of mine and the reason it takes me so long to make a blooming decision) but I didn’t know where to start.
They all contained the three basic ingredients; egg, protein powder and banana. However some added oats, Greek yoghurt or milk, some added different proteins, while others had a variety of different flavourings. I mean I can understand why people don’t bother trying these things half the time. There are so many different recipes and ideas out there that it can be a little overwhelming. Even for me who loves trying out different recipes.
So lucky for you I have done the hard work for you. I’ve tried them all out! In fact it turned out to be a very long night of taste testing. These protein pancakes in my eyes still look and have a similar consistency to a traditional pancake. Which is exactly what I was hoping for.
Keep it simple!
Now I tried my protein pancakes in three different flavours by using MyProtein banana, vanilla and chocolate brownie protein powder. The banana was a little too sweet for my taste but still tasted delicious and works really well with a little spread of nut butter. The vanilla was perfect served with fresh raspberries and the chocolate flavour (with a little extra sprinkling of cocoa powder for good measure obviously) was divine.
My favourite is vanilla protein pancakes which I covered in fresh raspberries and a little drizzle of Canadian maple syrup courtesy of my pal Kat who brought it home from her travels.
Delicious, healthy, filled with protein and a fantastic alternative to another boring protein shake.
There is just something so satisfying about producing these and decorating them before seriously indulging.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making these.
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 banana roughly chopped
- 1 scoop / 30g protein powder of choice
- 1 scoop / 30g oats
- 1 egg
- Splash of low fat yoghurt / Greek yoghurt / milk / almond milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until you achieve a smooth and runny batter.
2 If the mixture is too runny then add a little more oats and mix. If the mixture is too thick then add a wee bit more liquid at a time until you achieve a smoother mixture.
3 Heat the oil in a griddle or frying pan over a medium heat. Add a large spoonful of batter to the pan and allow it to cook for 2 -3 minutes without touching it. Once the mixture starts to bubble on the top you can then flip it onto the other side.
4 Cook the other side of the pancake for a further 2 – 3 minutes until you achieve a golden brown colour on the pancakes.
5 Remove the pancake from the pan and serve up the pancakes on warm plates with your choice of accompaniments.
Top Tip: Add ½ teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg to your pancakes for a little extra flavouring.
For the perfect chocolate protein pancakes I use My Protein chocolate brownie impact whey protein powder mixed with an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder (an optional extra) for an intense chocolatey flavour.
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