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Protein & Blueberry Pancakes
I do love a pancake, and just like many others, i have longed for one that tastes good, gives me that protein hit and one bulging full of goodness! But like many other fitness people who cook with whey protein powder, think they can treat it the same way they do flour... You can't. Believe me, ive tried and failed many a time.
Ive had some absolute disasters in the past and wound up with rubbery, cardboardy, extremely dry and almost impossible to (enjoyably) consume circular pieces of rubbish.
As flat as a pancake
The usual recipes were as followed - two scoops of whey with three egg whites and a couple scoops of oats, and blend.
Result: A bland and horribly rubbery pancake that upset my taste buds and broke my heart. My second abject failure made me want to give up on the idea of ever attempting to use whey again, and spend my hard earned money on the over priced bars you can purchase online (something like £16 for 10 bars!)
Nothing should taste this horrible, and i needed to find a 'whey' of making an enjoyable protein pancake. Determined to find the right mix, i tried and tested many a mixture.
One of the most important things i found out was that you do need some kind of flour in your mixture (something that wasn't used in other recipes i previously found online) often used instead was oats, which i thought didn't work terribly well.
So, which type of flour in your batter? Remember this will combine with your whey and give volume to your final product. My favorite flours to use are coconut flour, almond flour, oat flour, amaranth flour, chickpea flour or buckwheat flour. These are excellent gluten-free, high-protein, and high-fiber flours.
The Tasty Recipe
- 3 Egg Whites
- 1 big Apple, cored
- 1/4 cup of Strawberry Whey Protein
- 1/4 cup of Coconut Flour
- 1/8 cup of Blueberries (added after mixing the above)
- Blend all ingredients except blueberries.
- Spray pan with non-stick spray and heat on low/medium heat.
- Pour batter onto pan in small circles and add blueberries.
- When bubbles form, flip over slowly.
But there you have it, tastey, healthy and really easy to whip up! Enjoy!
Seriving size per servings, recipe makes two servings
|Serving size: 2|
|Calories from Fat||72|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 8 g||12%|
|Carbohydrates 37 g||12%|
|Protein 39 g||78%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|