Who doesn't love pancakes? They are a highly popular breakfast choice whenever athletes go off their diet for a day. They also make a great reward after a long and dedicated season. But my question is, Who says you can only have them on a cheat day? There are ways to make pancakes a healthy way to start any day.
Here is a recipe for protein pancakes that can work really well for you on mornings when eggs and oats won't cut it.
How to Make Protein Pancakes
- 2 cups of oat flour (if you don't have oat flour, grind up two cups of old fashioned oats in a food processor)
- 1 scoop of the protein powder of your choice (I use Iso Lean Pro by Labrada Nutrition)
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of Stevia
- 1 whole large egg
- ½ cup skim milk
- ½ cup water
- Mix ingredients in a bowl.
- Place a griddle or non-stick pan on your stove at medium heat.
- Pour the batter onto the cooking surface. Cook until it becomes solid enough to flip.
- Flip it and cook other side to the same consistency.
- Repeat with desired number of pancakes.
- Eat or store in your freezer to enjoy later (if you freeze them, separate them with parchment paper and place in a freezer bag; when you're ready to eat, remove pancakes from bag, place in microwave, and heat until they're warm).
- Add maple syrup or topping of choice.
Nutrition Information (one batch of batter)
- 520 calories
- 45 grams of protein
- 60.5 grams carbs
- 18 grams fat.
- Note: The protein powder you use will affect your nutrition info. Syrup also affects these numbers.