Easy 15-Minute Recipe: Protein Pancakes

Sometimes we just can’t help it and start craving sweet treats like fluffy pancakes – but when you are trying to eat healthy and keep up with your diet, it just feels like something we definitely should avoid. However, if you use the right ingredients, pancakes can actually be healthy, and a great option for a filling, balanced breakfast. This protein pancake recipe has complex carbs with higher fiber content to keep you full longer and is high in protein to transform the carbohydrate-bomb into a balanced meal. And if it doesn’t sound just incredible enough, I need to add that it’s also really quick and easy to make – you basically just need to mix the ingredients, cook them in a pan and voilà, you have your delicious and healthy breakfast ready in just 15 minutes!

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Ingredients

  1. 1 cup whole grain flour
  2. 1 cup milk
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 scoop of protein powder of your choice
  5. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. Sweetener of your choice

Before we get started on how to make the pancakes, I would like to give you some suggestions and different variations for the ingredients listed above. For the flour, make sure it is either whole grain, or another kind of healthy flour (e.g. oat flour) that has a higher fiber content. You can also add some ground flax seeds to increase the amount of fiber in the pancakes. For the sweetener I would recommend using Stevia, raw coconut sugar or honey – but the amount depends on the sweetness of the protein powder you use, so be careful!

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Moreover, with some alternative ingredients, you can easily make the pancakes vegan! First of all, use a nut or grain-based milk instead of regular cow milk and choose a vegan protein powder – there are some great vegan options on the market, using soy or peas to create a vegan alternative. And for the egg, you can use the popular egg-alternative, a flax-egg. All you have to do is:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of warm water
  2. Whisk together until they form a paste
  3. Stick it in the fridge for 1-2 minutes

And if you want to make your batter even more delicious, you can add some blueberries, dark chocolate pieces, cinnamon – it’s all up to you and your creativity!

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How to make the pancakes

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl
  2. Add the milk and the egg and stir well until the batter has a smooth (but still kind of thick) consistency. (If you feel it is too thick or too runny, add some more milk or flour.)
  3. Heat a pan and add some coconut oil in it
  4. Once the pan is hot, pour little batches of the better in the pan to make palm-sized pancakes
  5. When the pancakes start bubbling, carefully flip them over and let them cook a little bit more.
  6. Repeat until all the pancakes are done and serve on a plate while hot with a variety of toppings

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Topping ideas

The options for toppings is endless! Just try to make sure you are opting for healthy choices when choosing the toppings to keep the dish and your breakfast healthy. Below you can find some ideas to get you inspired:

  • Banana, chopped
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mango, chopped
  • Kiwi, chopped
  • Raisins & dried cranberries
  • Walnuts, chopped
  • Almonds, chopped
  • Cashew, chopped
  • Greek yoghurt sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Honey drizzle
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Shredded coconut

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