So it’s Pancake day, aka Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Tuesday. A day where many will be feasting on the childhood favourite comfort food of, you guessed it, pancakes!
Traditionally of course this is a chance to indulge in foods one would give up for the penitential period of Lent. A noble statement no doubt, but if like me you’ve already chosen to avoid these indulgences as part of your workout and diet regime, you’ll be missing out on these great pancakes, or will you?
Here I’ll be giving you a quick rundown of how to make a protein pancake that’s not only guilt-free, but contains protein to supplement your diet plan!
Now there are a lot of recipes flying about online and through social media, so take a look and see what takes your fancy, but this is the recipe I’ve been using, and it works for me.
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (or vanilla if you prefer)
2 tbsp of peanut butter
3 egg whites
1/4 cup of almond milk
Topping: Golden Syrup, Blueberries
How to make
Place peanut butter, almond milk and egg whites in a mixing bowl.
Whisk vigorously (or whizz in a blender), while also adding your protein powder to make your batter mix.
Spray nonstick pan with spray on oil/butter. Place a ladle full of batter mix in frying pan, brown for 1-2 minutes, then FLIP IT, (It’s a pancake, you have to!). then brown on the flip side for a further minute.
Top with blueberries and golden syrup and you’re done!
Serves 2 plate sized pancakes.
This recipe uses peanut butter as it’s base, but you can easily change to you’re preferred nut butter. The topping is optional, and can be anything you want, but keep in mind we’re trying to conform to a diet plan here, so don’t go overboard!
So while everyone else gorges on those pancakes you can be smug in the fact you can enjoy them guilt-free, and remember these aren’t just for Pancake Day, you can enjoy them as part of a regular diet. Making a larger batch of batter mix and placing in the fridge can offer you a great and fast breakfast option! Enjoy, and happy Pancake day!