Whey Protein Pancakes redefine the idea of a healthy meal. Protein powder, bananas, strawberries, nut butter or Greek yogurt can each be mixed together in this recipe to give you a powerful hit of protein, making this one of the best energy boosting foods to have first thing in the morning.
Many fitness people who cook with whey protein powder think they can treat it the same way they do flour. BUT you can’t!
You have to always account for its particularity and cook it on its own terms. This is the case with most protein powders, but it’s particularly critical to understand with whey. If you don’t, the potential for failure looms large. Whatever you’re making can turn out rubbery, “cardboard-y,” extremely dry and, well, pretty much impossible to consume!
Good news: Pancakes are no longer carbohydrate-laden belly bombs — they’re getting a healthy makeover with high-protein ingredients. Whether it’s Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, almond flour, or protein powder, switching up the basic ingredients can give this breakfast favorite a much healthier nutritional profile.
B-Nergetics whey Protein Pancakes that are light and amazingly healthy for you. Topped with a little powdered sugar and strawberries and it’s the perfect way to start your day! Top with fresh fruit, your favorite peanut butter or Greek yogurt for a well-rounded meal.
4 large eggs
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
- powdered sugar optional
- fresh strawberries optional
- Greek Yogurt optional
Preheat griddle or skillet to medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Add eggs, bananas, and oats to blender. Blend on low for 15-30 seconds until oats are ground and bananas are fully mashed.
Add protein powder, cocoa powder, and cinnamon and blend again on low for additional 30-45 seconds until smooth.
Drop by 1/4 cup full onto pre-heated griddle and cook until bubbles begin to form and edges are just setting. Flip and cook through, about 2 minutes.
Serve immediately topped with fresh strawberries and little powdered sugar, if desired.
Leftover pancakes can be kept in plastic baggies in freezer until ready to use, then just pop in toaster to reheat.