What Are Protein Pancakes?
Protein pancakes are pancakes made with protein powder. Protein-containing materials such as protein powder, milk, and eggs are used.
To make protein pancakes, mix protein powder, flour, milk, eggs, and other ingredients. Put the dough into the non-stick pan with the help of a ladle. When bubbles form on the surface of the pancake batter, turn it with the help of a spatula. Cook the other side in the same way. Serve with a variety of toppings, such as fresh fruit, honey, peanut butter, or whipped cream.
Protein pancakes can also be prepared without the use of protein powder. Instead of protein powder, high protein foods such as oatmeal, hazelnut paste, chia seeds, or yogurt can be used.
Are Protein Pancakes Healthy?
Protein pancakes can be a healthy addition to a well-balanced diet.This pancake is made with ingredients that are high in protein (protein powder, oatmeal, peanut butter, etc.).
If you are buying this pancake mix ready-made, make sure that no refined or processed ingredients are used. Take care to use fresh ingredients and natural sweeteners when making protein pancakes at home. Also, choose a protein powder without artificial additives.
However, like other foods, protein pancakes should be consumed in moderation.
Variations of Protein Pancakes
There are many types of protein pancakes that you can try, according to your taste. Here are a few protein pancake recipes you can prepare at home:
Chocolate Protein Pancakes: To make chocolate protein pancakes, combine 1/2 cup chocolate chips or cocoa powder with the batter. Prepare the dough mixture according to the recipe. Then add the chocolate chips to the mixture and fold it with the help of a spatula. You can also use chocolate protein powder for an intense chocolate flavor.
Banana Protein Pancakes: You can add bananas to protein pancakes. Mash a ripe banana with a fork and add it to the dough mixture. This adds moisture and sweetness to the pancakes. You can also serve it with banana slices after cooking.
Blueberry Protein Pancakes: Mix 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries into the batter before baking the pancakes. You can also put blueberry jam or sauce on the pancakes.
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes: Add oatmeal to the recipe in place of protein powder or for added protein. Pulse the oatmeal in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Then mix it into the pancake batter. You can also add peanut butter to the recipe if you wish.
Vegan Protein Pancakes: You can make these delicious pancakes suitable for a vegan diet. For this, use plant-based protein powder or oatmeal instead of protein powder. Use plant-based milk such as almond milk or coconut milk. Instead of eggs, combine flaxseed and water and incorporate into the dough. You can use vegan butter or coconut oil instead of butter.
How To Make Protein Pancakes without Protein Powder?
You can also prepare this pancake recipe without using protein powder.
Here is the recipe for protein pancakes with oatmeal:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are finely ground.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the ground oats, flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix all of them until the batter is smooth.
- Heat a non-stick pancake pan over medium heat. Lightly oil the pan.
- Put the dough in the pan in portions.
- Cook for a few minutes until bubbles form on the surface. Then turn the pancakes and cook for a few more minutes.
- Cook until all the batter is finished.
- Serve them with the toppings of your choice.
What To Serve with Protein Pancakes?
You can serve these homemade protein pancakes for breakfast or brunch. You can also try this recipe when you want to make a light and delicious dessert. Protein pancakes go well with plain or various sauces. You can serve it with ingredients such as fresh fruit, honey, jam, peanut butter or cream.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Protein Pancakes:
How To Store Protein Pancakes?
Homemade protein pancakes are best eaten fresh. However, you can store pancakes in the refrigerator or freezer, depending on the ingredients used and the length of time you need to store them.
Do not leave pancakes at room temperature for more than 2 hours. After cooling, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.
You can also freeze these protein pancakes. Place the pancakes that have been cooled to room temperature in a freezer bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before consuming. Reheat and serve in the toaster or microwave. Do not freeze pancakes if you have poured sauce on them.