Healthier than the traditional stack, these protein pancakes pack a punch of protein to get you through the morning.
· 1/2 cup rolled oats (50 grams)
· 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (30 grams) * (see notes based on protein powder used)
· 1 tablespoon coconut flour
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1/8 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 small-medium ripe banana (50 grams)
· 1 large egg
· 1/4 cup milk * (see notes based on protein powder used)
· oil or butter for cooking
· topping ideas: maple syrup, banana, berries, chocolate chips, nut butter
1. Make the oat flour. Add rolled oats to your blender and blend for 10-15 seconds until it is broken down into a flour-like consistency.
2. Combine your dry ingredients. Add oat flour, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl and mix well to combine.
3. Mix your wet ingredients. In a separate medium bowl, mash your bananas until smooth. Add your egg, and milk and mix well to combine. Add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until absorbed and lumps are gone. Try not to overmix. The batter should be thick. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
4. Cook. Heat up a large nonstick skillet or griddle over low to medium heat. Once hot, add cooking fat and let it warm up. Using a 1/4 cup as a scoop, form into equal size pancakes. I get about 5 (you may need to cook in batches depending on how big your pan is). Cook for 3-4 minutes until small bubbles start to form on the outside. There won't be a lot of bubbles. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
5. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
*Notes: This recipe works with either whey protein powder or plant-based protein powder. You will have to adjust the recipe ever so slightly, but both outcomes are delicious.
Whey protein – use 1/4 cup protein powder (30 grams) and 1/4 cup milk. Using whey will give you a slightly dryer pancake.
Plant-based protein – use 3 tablespoons protein powder (30 grams) and 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon milk. This will be a little moister, but still fluffy!
Source: “High Protein Pancakes”. Recipe. www.eatthegains.com. N.p. 24 Sept 2022. Web. 17 Oct. 2023.
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