For the Love of Pancakes
The quest for the perfect protein pancake recipe.
As a teenager, I remember using about half of a box for about two pancakes on a single breakfast. The pancakes were huge and delicious. Those were the days.
But, As you can imagine, that’s not such a good idea when you are on a fitness journey. All that unbleached flour and fillers don’t bring in the gains or are health-friendly. I thought I would have to give up on pancakes. Never again (the drama).
But that changed one day at the grocery store. “Whole Wheat Pancakes?” I asked myself.
I read the ingredients label. A lot of ingredients I can’t even pronounce. Still, I was very excited to try them. The flavor wasn’t bad. But I couldn’t get past all of those damn artificial ingredients. So, I stopped eating them. Once again, I was pancakeless (more drama).
The next step was to go on the internet and find some homemade recipes. Some were delicious, but not very healthy. Others were healthy but dry and flavorless. Jesus! All I wanted was some damn pancakes!
So I said “screw it” and decided to try my own. After trying what felt like 35 different combinations of ingredients, I finally found the perfect pancake recipe.
And I’m glad to tell you they are the healthiest, nutrient-packed pancakes in the history of pancake recipes. There are no more dry and flavorless pancakes in my life. These are full of flavor and full of muscle-building protein!
Protein Pancake Recipe
Ingredients: makes about 3 5/6 inch pancakes.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup of quick oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- One teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- Two teaspoons baking powder
- A large egg (or 2 egg whites)
- Half a container of Oikos triple zero Greek yogurt or 2 ounces (Half of the little cup) of sugar-free applesauce
- A teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- One scoop of vanilla whey protein
- Enough water to get the consistency you want in the pancake recipe
- 1 Tbsp of peanut butter.
- 1/5 cup of sugar-free syrup
Put ingredients in a bowl and mix. Throw it in a pan and cook like any other pancake.
Spread the peanut butter on the pancake (like you’re icing a cake).
The number of calories you are about to see may seem insane. But, since I eat a lot more calories than most people, this is perfectly fine for me. Just adjust the ratios, and you’ll be fine.
Macros: with applesauce
Macros: with Greek Yogurt
Yogurt or applesauce. For this protein pancake recipe, I usually opt-in for the applesauce. It’s cheaper, it saves you a few calories, and it gives you some extra fiber. Opt-in for the yogurt when you want to add some extra protein to your diet.
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When it comes to syrup, I always go for Cary’s sugar-free syrup. It’s only 30 calories per quarter of a cup. That’s a lot less than the 200 calories per quarter cup of other popular syrup brands.
There you go. The healthiest protein pancake recipe ever. I eat these pancakes every single day for breakfast and sometimes even twice a day. Yes, they are that good. Give them a try! (but make sure to adjust the serving size to fit YOUR needs)
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