Protein Pancakes That Don't SuckFeb 14, 2021
I’ve tried countless recipes for protein pancakes over the years but they never turn out quite right. They’re often flat, chalky, fall apart miserably in the pan or stick to the bottom and make it near impossible to flip, the end result being a mix of messy chunks of half burnt pancakes and half raw batter.
A couple weeks ago I felt like pancakes but one of my cardinal nutritional habits is ‘focus on protein’. What that means is that each meal I ensure there is protein on my plate, and ideally 20-30 grams. Pancakes on their own don’t fit the bill. While yummy and filling for the immediate moment after I eat them, they don’t keep my full for long because they are lacking in substantial protein (hence why I keep trying protein pancake recipes to find one that serves a double purpose).
I was looking through recipes and didn’t have all the ingredients for the first 3-4 recipes I read through, so I decided to combine a few of them and improvise. Low and behold, I came up with a protein pancake recipe I actually like!!
This recipe makes about 4 bigger pancakes or 5 smaller ones. It’s enough for a big breakfast for one plus a pancake or two left over for a snack later. (I cut my extra pancake up into small pieces and took it with me on a long bike ride later in the afternoon. The perfect carb + protein pick me up mid-ride).
- 1 banana
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup flour (sub more oats if you want to keep the recipe gluten free)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Garden of Life Chocolate protein powder. This is the best plant-based protein powder that I have tried)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Smash banana in a bowl with a fork, add eggs and beat with fork until mixed. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Heat a pan on med heat, melt a small amount of butter in pan and add a ladle of batter, spread it out slightly into a pancake shape so it’s not too thick. Flip after 2-3 minutes when slightly browned. For extra protein serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top & add some fresh berries. I recently made a match with some chopped up Okanagan cherries and it was heavenly!
Total protein per batch of pancakes: 25 grams – more if you add greek yogurt 😉
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