Pancake Day: Our favorite protein pancake recipe (and toppings)
It’s our favorite Tuesday of the year…the day we get to stuff our faces with pancakes guilt-free.
But while it might be the day to push the boat out on calorie intake, you also don’t want to halt all your progress.
This is why protein pancakes are a great alternative - letting you enjoy delicious pancakes without the guilt.
But how do you make an amazing protein pancake (and why are they better than your average pancake?)
Why protein pancakes?
Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass, and Pancake Day is an excellent excuse for a sweet treat and to pack some extra protein into the bargain.
Protein pancakes are healthier than they sound. They’re great for weight control as they will keep you feeling full for a reasonable period, making you less likely to snack. Protein has a higher thermic effect than carbohydrates or fat, producing a higher calorie burn.
They’re also great if you’re looking for an energy boost. The more protein you pack into your pancakes, the bigger the energy boost.
The recipe below is a quick and easy way to make up the mix and can be tailored to your taste.
Protein Pancake Ingredients
- 25g whey protein powder
- 100 ml milk
- 1 large Egg
- 50 g oats
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Some cooking oil
- Mix the protein powder, egg, and milk with the oats and blend to a smooth batter.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan (medium heat). Pour the batter into the pan. Roughly ⅕ of the mixture should be enough for a single pancake. Make sure the mixture is evenly spread.
- Cook the mixture for around a minute until the bottom is a light brown. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side. Repeat until the mixture has all been used.
If you want to give your pancakes an even bigger protein boost, you can add nuts, fruit such as avocados, kiwi fruit, raspberries, raisins, bananas or even peanut butter.
The great thing about pancakes is that they are easy to customize to suit your taste, and you might even want to make an extra batch of batter for the following days.
All about those toppings…
Pancakes alone are pretty basic, but you can spice things up (not literally unless you are that way inclined) with some sweet or savory topics - depending on what you fancy.
Sweet or savory, healthy (or not so much), here are some of our favorite options:
- Fruit (bananas, berries - anything you like really)
- Cookies and whipped cream
- Sausage and beans (for some savory action)
- Fried eggs
- Ice Cream
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Fried chicken
Really there is no limit, only you imagination, and
How to make them…
Just make the pancake recipe following the recipe above and pop on your preferred toppings, serve and enjoy!