We tend to not eat a lot of refined sugar and carbs in our house. Not for any of the healthy bandwagon’s that have popped up in the past few years, but more so because both sugar and carbs leave me feeling sluggish after I’ve eaten them. However, there is no denying the fact that I have a major sweet tooth, so I had to get creative when it came to making the sweet treats I love. Most people have their own version of protein pancakes/healthy pancakes, but I thought I would share mine. It has taken a long time to get the ratios right and while there have been a lot of flops, I’ve finally created a recipe that works perfectly every time.
- 1 large banana (if you are using a small banana, use 1.5 bananas)
- 1 egg
- 3/4 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
- 1 tablespoon of oat bran
- Place all of your ingredients in a blender and whizz it up
- Melt some butter or coconut oil in a pan
- Cook in batches. I usually cook two pancakes at a time
This recipe makes four pancakes. Since they don’t have any filling carbs in them, I usually find 3-4 is a good serving size for one person. In the past, I’ve tried to double the batch and mix it all together at once, but this made it runny and not so nice, so I now cook the four pancakes, mix up another batch and cook the rest while keeping the others warm.
I often also mix in some spices like gingerbread spice, pumpkin spice, cinnamon etc. depending what I have at home, just to make it different.
Serve with some pure maple syrup and your favourite fruit and your delicious pancakes are ready!
Do you have a tried and tested pancake recipe?