For the Love of Pancakes
The quest for the perfect protein pancake recipe.
As a teenager, I remember using about half of a box for about two pancakes on a single breakfast. The pancakes were huge and delicious. Those were the days.
But, As you can imagine, that’s not such a good idea when you are on a fitness journey. All that unbleached flour and fillers don’t bring in the gains or are health-friendly. I thought I would have to give up on pancakes. Never again (the drama).
But that changed one day at the grocery store. “Whole Wheat Pancakes?” I asked myself.
I read the ingredients label. A lot of ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Still, I was very excited to try them. The flavor wasn’t bad. But I couldn’t get past all of those damn artificial ingredients. So, I stopped eating them. Once again, I was pancakeless (more drama).
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The next step was to go on the internet and find some homemade recipes. Some were delicious, but not very healthy. Others were healthy but dry and flavorless. Jesus! All I wanted was some damn pancakes!
So I said “screw it” and decided to try my own. After trying what felt like 35 different combinations of ingredients, I finally found the perfect pancake recipe.
And I’m glad to tell you they are the healthiest, nutrient-packed pancakes in the history of pancake recipes. There are no more dry and flavorless pancakes in my life. These are full of flavor and full of muscle-building protein!
Protein Pancake Recipe
Ingredients: makes about 3 5/6 inch pancakes.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup of quick oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- One teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- Two teaspoons baking powder
- A large egg (or 2 egg whites)
- Half a container of Oikos triple zero Greek yogurt or 2 ounces (Half of the little cup) of sugar-free applesauce
- A teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- One scoop of vanilla whey protein
- Enough water to get the consistency you want in the pancake recipe
- 1 Tbsp of peanut butter.
- 1/5 cup of sugar-free syrup
Put ingredients in a bowl and mix. Throw it in a pan and cook like any other pancake.
Spread the peanut butter on the pancake (like you’re icing a cake).
The number of calories you are about to see may seem insane. But, since I eat a lot more calories than most people, this is perfectly fine for me. Just adjust the ratios, and you’ll be fine.
Macros: with applesauce
Macros: with Greek Yogurt
Yogurt or applesauce. For this protein pancake recipe, I usually opt-in for the applesauce. It’s cheaper, it saves you a few calories, and it gives you some extra fiber. Opt-in for the yogurt when you want to add some extra protein to your diet.
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When it comes to syrup, I always go for Cary’s sugar-free syrup. It’s only 30 calories per quarter of a cup. That’s a lot less than the 200 calories per quarter cup of other popular syrup brands.
There you go. The healthiest protein pancake recipe ever. I eat these pancakes every single day for breakfast and sometimes even twice a day. Yes, they are that good. Give them a try! (but make sure to adjust the serving size to fit YOUR needs)