Super tasty, sugar-free protein pancakes
Pancakes! Easily one of the best foods out there. I have been searching for such a long time for a simple recipe for protein pancakes that taste good, are made with an alternative flour, don’t fall apart or stick to the pan, and don’t take ages to make. I found no such recipe.
The other day I woke up with a real bad craving for protein pancakes; I was also feeling creative, so decided to make a recipe up on the spot. Normally when I do this, it goes horribly wrong. I end up with whatever I’m trying to make turning into a gooey mess that makes me question whether I should be allowed in a kitchen unsupervised. However by some chance, this time it worked really damn well.
As you’ll see, the macros are pretty damn sweet as well, so they more than qualify as a healthy breakfast… So without further ado, here’s my protein pancakes recipe:
TOTAL NUTRIENTS PER SERVING
400 kcal / 13g fat / 36g carbs / 34g protein
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 100g porridge oats (I used Tesco Everyday Value Oats, which are 75p for 1kg!)
- 2 sachets (or according to taste) sweetener (I used Sweet’n’Low)
- 2 scoops (50g) whey protein powder/enough to give you 40-50g protein*
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt (I used pink Himalayan salt)
- 1 medium egg
- 100ml unsweetened almond milk
- 100g natural yogurt**
- 1/2 tbps coconut oil, melted (plus more for greasing)
*I used maple syrup flavoured MyProtein Impact Whey, but I think it would work well with any similar flavour, especially vanilla. I haven’t tried this recipe with a different type of protein powder, e.g. pea protein, so I don’t know how well anything other than whey would work – if you try something different please leave me a comment and let me know how it goes!
**I used Co-op Protein Yogurt, which has 70kcal & 10g protein per 100g, so if you use a yogurt with less protein, take that into account if you’re tracking cals/macros.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the egg, milk and yogurt then mix until a smooth consistency is formed.
- After melting the coconut oil (30 seconds in the microwave will do it), add that in and stir again.
- Heat a frying pan on a low heat and grease with a tiny bit of coconut oil.
- Time to make some protein pancakes! Pour small circles of the batter into the pan and leave until the top starts to bubble and go a bit dry, then flip with a spatula until the other side is cooked.
- Stack ’em up & smother them in your favourite topping (I’ve written some ideas below), then
gobble them downeat them slowly and mindfully, appreciating the fluffy texture and beautiful flavour.
Some ideas for toppings:
- Natural, greek or coconut yogurt, almond butter & a tiny bit of maple syrup
- Yogurt & berries
- Maple syrup & berries
- Jim Jams chocolate/chocolate-hazelnut spread
- Bacon & maple syrup
I made mine with the first suggestion and this is how they looked:
So there you have it, delicious, healthy, macro-friendly, protein pancakes.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy them – leave me a comment and let me know how you get on!
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