I’d almost given up on protein pancakes altogether. Most recipes never actually tasted like pancakes, more like fluffy cardboard. For someone who eats for taste not just for fuel this wasn’t on. In fact, whilst training a client in India I actually ended up resorting to eating normal pancakes with a protein shake on the side!
I made it my mission to create a protein pancake that had just enough protein and tasted great. I like to aim for at least 30g of protein at each meal so I found the key for me was to use as little protein powder as possible to reach that threshold and try to reduce the dryness. Casein actually tends to work a little better than whey in my experience but due to the low quantity it won’t make a massive difference. Having said that, after many, many variations these are without a doubt the best I have tried and aptly named Ultimate Protein Pancakes!
Ultimate Protein Pancakes
- 30 g oats
- 10 g coconut flour
- 20 g protein powder
- 3 egg whites
- 1 banana (medium)
- 1/2 cinnamon
Preheat a non stick pan over a medium heat.
Combine the dry ingredients and blend in to a flour.
Add the egg whites and banana and blend to create a batter type consistency. Add almond milk if too thick.
Pour into a pan an cook for roughly 1 minute each side or until golden brown.
Top with choice of toppings (not included in macros). My favourites are fruit, Greek yogurt or sugar free maple syrup.
You can switch the egg whites for a whole egg and one white.
Increase the oats to 40g if you don't have coconut flour.
Make the coconut flour to oat ratio 1:1 for a lower carb version. Any more and it doesn't turn out as great.
Use unsweetened almond milk to increase the volume and make thinner pancakes.
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 344 / Protein: 30g / Carbohydrates: 44g / Fat: 5g / Fibre: 8g
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