I love pancakes and I love how you can have them either savoury or sweet.
Today I’m going to share my quick recipe for Healthy Protein packed pancakes. Great to have after a workout or if you just want to switch up your diet and stay away from the bad carbs. Some people are probably thinking how can pancake mix be bad for you, well to start off with the key ingredient ‘plain flour’. It is heavily processed, so all the nutrients have been stripped away from it, the fibre, bran etc and then on top of all that it has been bleached to give it that pure white colour.
Anyways back to the recipe, it has around 38g of protein, which I think is amazing, because at times it can be a struggle trying to make sure you take in enough nutrients.
- 70g Oats (I blend rolled oats in a blender because you need to have a flour type consistency)
- 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (I use the myprotein chocolate smooth)
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 big ripe banana (make sure it is proper ripe to give the pancakes some sweetness)
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- may need a splash of milk
- your favourite sides with pancakes (mines are blueberries, honey & chia seeds)
Firstly you want to make sure your oats are blended well until it looks like flour, then just add all the rest of your ingredients apart from your sides and milk.
If you feel as though the mixture is too thick then add a splash of milk but remember don’t make it too thin because you still want a good thickness to the pancakes.
Once your mixture is all blended together and is smooth then pour around 6 round shapes on a flat pan, grease it ever so slightly with coconut oil.
Since our mixture is oat based it’s going to have a porridge like consistency to it. What to do is cover the pan with a lid/plate so that the pancakes will cook through and do this at a very low heat. You want to cook them slowly.
Once they start to shimmy on the pan flip them and do the same, cover the pan with the lid and let them cook through.
When they are all done, stack them on a plate drizzle them with honey or syrup and have them with your favourite pancake sides. Why not go all out and lather a bit of nutella on them.
Sincerely Sophs x