Easy Protein Pancakes
July 4, 2018
A delicious start to the morning that will fuel your body for the day ahead, these Protein Pancakes are a great nutritious variation to the traditional breakfast treat. Pile them high with your favourite toppings from yogurt and berries to nut butter and honey.
Pancakes are a fun way to start the morning if you feel like something a little different and a bit sweet, they can however leave you feeling heavy, bloated, unenergised and probably hungry again shortly after. It doesn’t have to be this way! Simply switching out the ingredients to more nutritious, healthy options can help you start your day off right and power through the morning.
Sometimes if I’m making this recipe just for myself I’ll use only half of the ingredients and then just pour the whole mixture into a small pan at once and make one giant pancake. This method is good because you get a nice big fluffy pancake as a result, and then you can load it up with your favourite toppings (I’ve used Greek yogurt and berries).
If you’re serving 2 or more you can cook small amounts at a time to make a stack of pancakes, but just as a little warning they will probably turn out pretty flat. They still taste great, but if you’re wanting height out of your pancakes either make them in a really small pan or cook a lot of the mixture at once to fill the pan. EDIT: I’ve now added a small amount of baking powder to the recipe which helps give the pancakes a bit of lift, definitely add it to your mix as it will give you fluffier pancakes than mentioned previously.
I’ll definitely try and post more healthy breakfast ideas here in the future. Breakfast is such an important part of the day that so often gets skipped by a lot of people, hopefully recipes like this showcase how breakfast can be exciting and something to look forward to a well as healthy and nutritious.
Hope you enjoy these easy protein pancakes!
Easy Protein Pancakes
A healthy and filling high-protein breakfast.
- 2 whole eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt optional
- fresh berries optional
In a food processor or high speed blender, blitz oats into a fine flour
Crack eggs into a medium-sized bowl and whisk briefly to incorporate some air. Add oats, cinnamon, baking powder and almond milk, whisk until combined.
Pour as much mixture as desired onto a pan over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until small bubbles have formed on the surface, flip and cook for another minute (longer if the pancake size is larger).
Continue until all of the mixture has been used. Serve topped with Greek yogurt and berries and drizzle with maple syrup.