Super-easy-to-make Protein Pancakes-minus all the naughty ingredients!
This pancake recipe is definitely our “go-to” recipe for Saturday/Sunday mornings when we just want to spoil ourselves with one of our favourite breakfast meals. It definitely satisfies the sweet tooth, but these pancakes are so much (and I mean MUCH) more of a healthier option!
I grew up devouring these things over weekends and old habits die hard, so I definitely had to make a plan for a healthier alternative to the conventional pancakes/flapjacks. I have tried quite a few combinations for a protein pancake option, but to be honest most of the recipes for protein pancakes can get quite tricky. I say quite tricky, because they are never completely impossible to get right, but with some of the recipes/combinations, the mixture simply handles difficult. Either too runny, or too sticky (mostly too runny), which makes for a very frustrating Saturday morning.
Over the course of a few months I have tweaked the ingredients a little bit, and I have finally found the mixture that I am comfortable and happy to work with on an empty stomach (#fitgirlproblems right?). The mixture is still quite runny though, so you will have to be a teeny tiny bit careful when flipping these pancakes. A tip would be too not make the pancakes too big, rather go for a smaller size and stack them on top of each other for a good mouthful 🙂
Unfortunately I have just found that the only combination of ingredients for pancakes that are not too runny, will always include some flour. This specific recipe contains oat flour (basically oats that you have mixed in a food processor), so it suits my dietary needs in the sense that it simply “replaces” my usual weekday morning oats for a fun weekend version. I will however post another pancake recipe soon, which contains some wholewheat flour, and that I regularly make as more of a “treat”.
You can top your Protein pancakes basically with anything your heart desires, a firm favourite in our house is some sugar-free peanut butter and raw honey, and I always add some cinnamon and almond flakes. Fresh fruit and some honey is always nice as well. When you have tried making them, let us know what you think?
-1 cup finely rolled oats (mix in food processor)
-1,5 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein powder
-1/2 cup of milk of your choice
Simply mix all the ingredients together, and cook your (smaller size) pancakes in a non-stick pan with some olive/coconut oil.
by Yolande Pretorius