Posted on August 25 2020
Getting bored of drinking protein shakes every time you work out? Protein pancakes are a delicious, fun alternative to traditional protein supplements, and a tasty way to make sure you’re getting enough of the important macronutrient in your diet. They’re also extremely easy to prepare, whether you make them from scratch or use a ready-made pancake mix. Read on to learn how to make protein pancakes at home.
Note: If you don’t have the time to make your own pancakes from scratch, try our super-convenient protein pancake mix. Just one small pancake contains 12g of high quality protein.
For reference, most women need around 1.3g of protein per kg of body weight, per day (depending on your activity level). We wrote an extensive article about how much protein you should eat here.
Simple protein pancakes
Making your own protein pancakes couldn’t be simpler. You make them the same way you would make normal pancakes, but you swap the flour for your favourite protein powder. That’s it!
Here’s the recipe (makes 6 servings):
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 100ml of milk
- 2 scoops of She Supps protein powder
This recipe makes thick & fluffy American-style pancakes.
Simply mix the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until it makes a smooth batter. Heat a small amount of butter or oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Pour the batter into the frying pan and cook for approx. 1-2 minutes, until you can see bubbles forming on the top. Flip the pancakes over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
The pancakes can be eaten as they are or served with your favourite topping like fruit, nuts or syrup. Greek yogurt works well if you want to add even more protein! If your pancakes come out a little dry, try adding a little more milk or a small amount of vegetable oil to the mix.
Adding other ingredients
The recipe above makes basic protein pancakes, but you can experiment with other ingredients to make your ideal protein snack. There’s really no right or wrong way to do it, just experiment and see what works for you!
Adding banana to your pancake mix is a great way to use up any over-ripe bananas you have lying around that have started to go soft. Bananas contain slow-release carbohydrates along with a number of other important nutrients like potassium, magnesium and fibre.
Because bananas are naturally sweet, they remove the need to add extra sugar in baking recipes. They also provide moisture and prevent baked goods from going too dry, so you don’t have to add extra oil. Bananas are frequently used in vegan baking recipes in place of eggs.
Oats are a source of fibre, carbohydrates and protein and they work particularly well in pancakes. Be sure to use rolled oats (also known as oatmeal) rather than highly-processed instant oats.
Throw in a tablespoon of flaxseed to give your pancakes an extra punch. Flaxseed is a superfood that’s rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans and fibre. Chia seeds, poppy seeds and sesame seeds can also be used.
You heard that correctly. You might hear the word ‘potato’ and think of savory dishes, but sweet potatoes can be used to add extra flavour and moisture to sweet recipes (similar to the way carrots are used in carrot cake). They’re also packed with nutrients like protein, fibre, healthy carbs and various vitamins & minerals.
Add 1 peeled sweet potato to your pancake mix, along with ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Blend it all in a food processor then cook your pancakes as usual.
Buy your protein pancake mix online
She Supps protein pancake mix makes a tasty, protein-packed treat that you can eat any time of day. The powder comes in an eco-friendly refillable glass jar and includes a free metal scoop worth £5.49.