How to make these protein pancakes?
1) Main INGREDIENTS
Vanilla Casein Protein Powder: You can use whey or casein protein powder but ensure it is vanilla flavoured for this recipe. From my experience of using casein, I find the taste and texture better, however it does depend which type of protein powder you purchase too.
Large Eggs: You can use egg whites but in this recipe I use the whole egg.
Rolled Oats: This is a fantastic ingredient to use because it helps thicken up the pancake mixture and it is a great binder. Also, it is macro-friendly and very nutritious.
Greek Yogurt: The key ingredient is Greek yogurt and I do not think it would be the same without. Generally, for protein powder recipes, I find Greek yogurt the perfect companion.
Almond Milk: You need a liquid to help blend the pancake paste and I prefer to use almond milk, however any milk or plant-based milk will work.
Baking Powder: Helps make the pancakes expand into a nice and fluffy shape. I only use two teaspoons to make these pancakes and the baking powder helps it rise into the ideal shape.
You can use this recipe to throw in extra ingredients such as chia seeds, flax seeds, nut butters, etc.
Blend the ingredients: I suggest using a high pressure blender for this pancake mixture. Even with the addition of almond milk, it still turns into a thick paste, and a proper blender will make it smooth.
Add to frying pan: Pre-heat your frying pan on high heat and reduce it to medium before you drop the pancake mixture in the pan. I use coconut oil as my cooking oil and because I want my pancakes to be smaller, I just use two tablespoons. It will take roughly 3 minutes on each side and I cook several on the go.
Serve with fruit or nut butter: I prefer to throw in fresh fruit with these pancakes and you cannot beat strawberries and blueberries. However, feel free to add peanut butter or almond butter for extra protein and healthy fats!
They are fine to meal prep: You can meal prep these up to 4 days. They taste best when fresh but I love preparing these for my weekday breakfasts before work because they take only 40 seconds to reheat and I will munch them down quickly. I see it as a fun and satisfying way to eat protein in me first thing in the morning.
Make sure you include Greek yogurt: Seriously, these pancakes would suck if I did not use Greek yogurt. I believe this is the key secret ingredient for a perfect protein pancake!
Protein Pancake (No Flour) Meal Prep
- 60 g Vanilla Casein Protein Powder
- 2 Large Eggs
- 40 g Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
- 100 ml Almond Milk
- 1 Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
- Combine all the pancake mixture ingredients in a blender and blend until it forms into a smooth paste.
- Pre-heat your frying pan and add the coconut oil.
- Add a large spoon of the pancake mixture to your frying pan - if you want your pancakes small just add one spoon, but add several spoons to make your pancake large.
- On medium-high heat, it should take around 3 minutes on each side for the pancake to cook.
- Serve with your favourite fruits or butter spreads.
- For meal prep purposes, refrigerate up to 4 days.
- Ensure you fruit is fresh.
- For best results using vanilla casein protein powder.
- The nutritional information only reflects the pancakes per meal prep box in my photo.
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