I’m not going to go on a rant about how many times I get asked “But how do you get enough protein?” Because I know I get enough protein.
A while back, in my vegan days, I tried Katie’s brownie batter protein pancakes, and they were quite delicious! This morning, I was craving something similar, but I decided to explore what my non-vegan options were… mostly, because I had some egg whites in the fridge that needed to be used up I came across this recipe from the Fitnessista and it looked perfect! Of course, I did some tweak-age, to satisfy a sudden peanut butter craving. Here’s where things landed:
Peanut-y Protein Pancakes
- 1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder (I like the designer whey stuff)
- 1 egg white (I use egg beaters)
- 1/4 cup light soymilk
- 2 tbsp peanut flour
- 3/4 t baking powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 t vanilla stevia (or vanilla + stevia!)
I let my skillet heat up (on med heat) and sprayed it with a little non-stick spray. Then I whisked all my ingredients together until I had a smooth batter. I poured half of it into the skillet to make a 4″ size pancake. (Anything larger, and I can’t flip it.) It cooked pretty quick, and then I cooked the rest of the batter. So I had two large pancakes.
Look how perfect those turned out! Now I have to admit, these were a little dry. I’m not sure if I messed something up, or maybe I shouldn’t have tried peanut butter flour. However, I topped it with about 1/3 of a banana, and some sugar free pancake syrup, and they were perfect.
Curious about the nutritional information on these babies? Ok fine, Here you go. That’s before adding topping, but hello! That’s 43g of protein in 250 calories! Who says vegetarians don’t get enough protein
I do want to figure out a way to make them a little more moist. Any ideas on this? Maybe if I added some canned pumpkin or some applesauce?
Have you ever tried protein pancakes? Do you eat a lot of protein in the morning? I usually try to get at least 15g in, to keep me full before lunch!
Maybe next time someone asks me where I get my protein, I’ll say pancakes