by Greg Bastin on Oct 10, 2018
Don’t mix plain, boring pancake batter. Add a scoop of whey protein isolate to turn your pancakes into a filling meal. Our recipe is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time because it’s only 5 ingredients and you can make it in less than 15 minutes.
Unflavored protein powders are perfect for your pancake needs because they don’t change the taste or texture much. Just be sure to not use a batter no more than 50% protein powder as that will result in tough, chewy pancakes. In our recipe, the coconut milk and egg are critical for keeping the protein pancakes moist and fluffy.
- 1Add everything to bowl and mix.
- 2Add butter to hot pan and pour batter when butter melts.
- 3Flip when bottom is golden brown.
- 4Remove when other side is golden brown.
Whey Protein Isolate
Whey protein has too many benefits to list. It’s an extremely pure source of protein your body can use for recovery and energy because of the incredible array of amino acids. If you’re experiencing late night cravings or gaining weight adding some whey protein to your diet can work wonders to boost your metabolism and kill your cravings.
Look for a mix that contains natural ingredients and no artificial fillers, preservatives, sweeteners, and flavors. A number of interesting pancake mixes using white flour alternatives have come on the market recently like chickpea flour, almond flour, and coconut flour.
Coconut milk may be the least talked about but most eaten superfood in the world. It’s the star ingredient in so many delicious Thai and Indian foods. Coconuts are so popular they now grow on every subtropical coastline around the world. Coconut milk tastes great so you’ll actually enjoy eating it.
Filled with protein, vitamins, and minerals, eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. They also emulsify other dry ingredients and make the pancakes fluffier than they would be without it. Eggs help the texture not end up thin and dry. Eggs are one of the best sources of nutrition available and they add a light and fluffy texture to pancakes that makes them absolutely delicious.