The texture is the tricky bit with high-protein pancakes. My Perfect Protein Pancakes don't have that rubbery texture and cardboard taste you may have experienced when trying to make protein pancakes. (Believe me, I've had a few like that while working this one out!) If you choose your protein powder, baking powder and oil accordingly, it can be gluten-free and paleo too.
One serve has 29 grams of protein, 11 grams of fat and only 5 grams of carbohydrates, so you can put all sorts of delicious toppings on and still have a balanced, nutritious breakfast, ready for whatever badass mission you're on today.
2 whole eggs
1 egg white
1/2 large scoop (about 15g) protein powder of your choice
1 tsp psyllium husk*
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp water
Oil for cooking
*Psyllium husk is available from supermarkets in the baking section. It's full on fibre so you may want to start with 1/2 tsp if you're not used to it. It's useful in this recipe as a binder to hold the pancake together, as well as being more valuable fibre in your diet. If you would rather not use psyllium husk, substitute 2tsp of wheat flour or rice flour. The Wikipedia on psyllium husk here.
5. Enjoy! I love my Perfect Protein Pancakes with a generous dollop of unsweetended yogurt, blueberries and a squeeze of lemon juice.
• Time saver: measure multiple amounts of the dry ingredients into a lidded container and keep in the pantry with a spare scoop (pictured right), then you can just measure out a half scoop each time.
• Be sure to rinse out the mugs/bowls used for mixing straight afterwards, because if the mixture dries on you'll have some scrubbing to do!
Other Topping Ideas:
Chopped fresh fruit: apricots, cherries, pear, melon, pineapple, peach, mango etc
banana with cinnamon
heated and mashed frozen berries
peanut or other nut butter
This is as made using ingredients list above, without toppings. The protein powder used here is MusclePharm's Combat protein powder, banana cream.
Energy: 1004kj / 240cal
Total carbohydrates: 5g
Dietary fibre 3g
Have you tired this recipe out? What do you think?
Leave a comment, I'd love to know how it went for you!