Protein pancakes make the perfect post-work out snack (to help with muscle recovery) and when eaten for breakfast could help with weight loss; this is because protein makes you feel fuller for longer meaning less temptation to snack mid-morning (and so reduced calorie intake over the whole day).
These healthy pancakes taste delicious with PB2, yoghurt, banana, or honey.. the topping choices are endless!
If you don’t have protein powder you can swap it for milk powder (see below) or check out my Greek Yoghurt Healthy Pancake Recipe which is naturally high in protein without the whey!
American Style Protein Pancakes
- 20g (1/4 cup) oats*
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1 egg white
- 1 scoop (~25g) vanilla protein powder**
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of water/milk***
- Mix together the banana, oats, protein powder, egg white, cinnamon and water to make a paste (use a fork)
- Spray a non-stick pan with 1 cal oil (or use a teaspoon of coconut oil) and pour 1/3 of the mixture into the pan
- Fry on each side for 2 minutes or until cooked & repeat for the remaining 2 pancakes!
- Serve with Greek yoghurt, agave nectar and chopped banana (my choice)
*To make this recipe Gluten-Free use gluten-free oats
**Whey protein powder can be replaced with skimmed milk powder (plus 1/2-1 tsp of vanilla/cocoa/stevia for flavour)
***Add more water/milk to your mix for a lighter pancake (or you could even add 1/2 tsp baking powder!)
Nutrition stats are for the entire pancake batch (3 pancakes for 1 person!)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 27 g
Protein 27 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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