By EP Dietetics
8:00am, Monday 14 March 2016
A high protein pancake recipe for those over the usual protein options for breakfast
Protein Pancakes (Makes 6)
We often get requests from clients for recipes and are always happy to experiment in the kitchen and of course taste test! If you have any recipe requests, drop us a line & we'll see what we can do! I've been working on this recipe for one of my clients who was looking for another protein source at breakfast.
A regular old pancake can be just as healthy (see previous pancake recipes), but this one is a little lower in carb and higher in protein and can be a healthier alternative to pre-packaged protein bars, snacks etc. It can also be a nice protein rich breakfast for those who are not a fan of eggs, baked beans or for those individuals who follow a vegetarian diet. But please note, I'm certainly not advocating a high protein/low carb diet.
Oil, for cooking
1/2 cup almond meal
3 Tbsp protein powder*
2 Tsp vanilla extract*
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp chia seed
1/2 cup milk of your choice
1 Tbsp nut butter
*if you have a vanilla flavoured protein powder, you can eliminate the vanilla extract from recipe.
Preheat a non-stik pan over medium heat. Add a little oil to stop batter from sticking during cooking.
Mix almond meal, protein powder, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon and chia seeds in a bowl. Once mixed add lightly beaten eggs, milk and nut butter. Mix batter until smooth and there are no lumps.
Drop a dollop of batter onto the hot pan (I stick with pikelet size).
Cook until you see those little bubbles pop up, then flip over and cook on the other side. Remove from heat.
Top pancakes with your favourite nutricious toppings.
Updated 1:38pm, Tuesday 15 March 2016