made a spinach + tomato omelet & plain + chocolate chip vegan protein pancakes for breakfast & ate with Justin this morning 😋 happy start to my day of studying and homework.
Trying to stay positive & get a lot of things done ☺️
Pancakes are great. Protein pancakes are even better. For about a year now I’ve been trying to find the perfect pancake recipe; one that’s healthy, packed with protein, and amazingly delicious. I came pretty close with the original greek yogurt pancakes recipe, but I wasn’t satisfied with the high carb content. All the other lower carb/higher protein recipes I found online just didn’t taste as good.
Finally, an idea struck me. I decided to combine the greek yogurt recipe with a protein powder recipe, by replacing some of the flour in the greek yogurt recipe with protein powder. The result is a pancake recipe that has less carbs, more protein,and tastes even better.I swear, these taste better than the pancakes my mom used to make. I would eat those by the dozen, and they were about 1238484720 times less healthy than this.
Okay, here we go.
Ultimate Protein Pancakes
6oz plain greek yogurt
1 large egg white
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup (about 2/3 scoop) vanilla whey protein powder
1 tsp baking soda
Anything else you’d like to add for flavor (I like adding in strawberries and vanilla extract)
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients (protein powder, flour, and baking soda), and mix with a fork until well combined. In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients (egg white and yogurt) and mix until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring as you go. The batter should become thick. Add in any extras for flavor, and keep mixing until everything is totally combined.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Drop batter by the spoonful into the pan. Pancakes will expand as they cook, so don’t put them too close together. When little bubbles start to form all throughout the pancake, it’s time to flip it. Flip it a couple of times until it’s thoroughly cooked. Transfer pancakes to a plate, and top with whatever you’d like. They’re plenty flavorful on their own, but adding a couple tablespoons of syrup made them even better!
OK SERIOUSLY?! AND they’re protein pancakes! These are made with vanilla Quest protein powder because Quest seriously makes the most delicious protein powder EVER! Get yours here!
Cinnamon Bun Protein Pancakes:
1 cup pitted dates ¼ cup milk (I use almond milk) 2 tsp cinnamon Vanilla
Blend these 4 in a food processor until smooth. Then place in a plastic bag and put in fridge.
½ cup flour ¾ tsp baking powder 2 Tbsp Quest vanilla protein powder ½ tsp cinnamon 2 Tbsp agave 1 Tbsp applesauce Vanilla ½ cup milk (again, I use almond milk)
Mix dry ingredients together and then add in wet. Place batter onto a pan. Take your filling ingredients from the fridge, cut a corner off the bag, and swirl it onto pancakes in pan. Flip the pancakes when they are ready (edges look done) and cook on second side for about 2 minutes. If they are sticking to the pan after being flipped and you are ready to devour them, they’re not done. Have patience. Should be about another minute.
I make pancakes all the time so I thought I’d do a little tutorial with my favorite flavor!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Pancakes:
1/3 cup flour (any kind) 1/3 cup quick oats 1 tsp baking powder 1 packet stevia or 1 Tbsp brown sugar ½ scoop Quest vanilla protein powder Some mini chocolate chips About ½ cup milk (just pour until right consistency. I used almond milk)
Heat up your pan/griddle on low-medium heat. On my stove that means like a 4-5. Mix dry ingredients (first 6 ingredients) together. Then add in the milk and careful not to overstir. Take some drops of water and splash it onto the pan. If it sizzles, you’re ready. Pour the mixture out onto the pan/griddle. One you start you see bubbles and the edges hardening like in the first picture, you’re flippin ready to flip those bad boys! If you’re making very dense pancakes like some other protein pancakes, they might not bubble. You’ll just have to take a peak underneath. Then, you’ll have to take a peak for the second side to see if they’re done done (second pic). If they look like they are done and look like the top, and the edges look done as well, they’re ready for eatin! Well, careful, they’re hot🔥