Pancake day is a great excuse to binge out and stuff our faces with sweet and savoury treats. No need to feel guilty as its pancake day right? It’s cheat day come early but x1000, and who even needs to think about calories or how many? We’ve all been there and done that, and who says you shouldn’t? I’m all for enjoying myself and food really is my idea of enjoyment, but what if there is a slightly guilt free alternative?
When I’m really hungry on a normal day, and I mean really hungry, I will make myself protein pancakes. I find them quite heavy and a lot more filling than most dinners to be honest so you really have to be Starving!
The recipe below is very quick and easy and your pancakes will be with you within 10-15 minutes. I’m quite unusual as I hate the thin, crepe style pancakes, I only do the thick American style ones.
American Style Protein Pancakes:
- 100g oats
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 egg whites
- water (just enough to mix)
- Toppings of choice
Blend everything together apart from the toppings. Add enough for a pancake, to the heated pan containing coconut oil. Fry each side until done. When you have enough and are ready to eat you can decorate with toppings.
My favourite toppings are:
- Maple syrup
- Blue berries
- Fruit coolie
- Grenade chocolate spreads
- Melted My Protein chocolate
The results should look similar to this:
Even though this recipe is super easy there is also a cheat method. You can buy MET-Rx Supreme Protein Pancake Mix 300 g for £3.74. It’s on sale at the moment (usually £4.99). It comes with a scoop already so all you need is one scoop and 100ml of almond milk and your good to go. Easy peasy.
Each scoop contains 35 g of protein and its suitable for vegetarians.
Happy pancake day, you deserve it!