How do you like your pancakes? In a stack is how I would always answer. Unfortunately for me, quick and easy protein pancakes have always been one of my weak points when it comes to food. They are the perfect carriers for delicious condiments. Imagine things like maple syrup, home-made marmalade, or just a squeeze of lemon juice.
But there’s something to be said about these delicious alternatives, made from simple vanilla-flavored protein powder. Who would have thought that it was possible to get a stack of pancakes from a single ingredient? With just a dash of water, turn this into a delicious batter.
Is there a benefit in using protein powder instead of the usual line up of ingredients used to create pancakes? To start with, protein powder is high in, surprise surprise, protein.
The protein found in protein powder is normally full of higher-quality protein. This means it contains all the important amino acids you need. Being a higher quality also ensures your gut absorbs the protein much easier and more efficiently.
The pancakes also promote muscle growth, perfect for growing bodies or those keen to build up their appearance. Another great benefit of these pancakes is that they may lower blood pressure. They also help to deal with Type 2 Diabetes. Not a bad benefit from eating pancakes.
The shelf life of maple syrup in glass is purported to be in excess of 50 years. Now you know you’ll always have the perfect accompaniment to your protein-charged pancakes.
And if you don’t fancy the sweet pancake topper, there’s also a broad choice of alternatives. These include fresh, tinned or dried fruit, honey, or anything else safely stored in your food cache. But whatever you choose, rest assured that no matter what, there are quick and easy protein pancakes awaiting you.
Quick and Easy Protein PancakesCourse: Breakfast
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (1 oz or 25 g)
1 tbsp (approx. 15 mL) vegetable oil (or butter)
pancake toppings (fruit, applesauce or syrup)
water, as needed
- In a mixing bowl, add in the protein powder. Mix water, enough to make a lumpy batter.
- Set the stove to medium heat and place a pan. Pour in the vegetable oil (or butter).
- When the oil is warm enough, pour in the pancake batter by large spoonfuls. Cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the topping of your choice.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!