I made an impulse buy this week…
I’ve tried a few protein powders over the last couple months because they show up occasionally in recipes on the blogs that I follow, and it seems like it could be a good way to get more protein in my diet. TO BE CLEAR: I’ve been thinking of the protein powder as a way to add a little more punch to my meals and not as a ‘meal replacement’ the way protein shakes are sometimes used. Since I bought the whole container, I now need to find/create recipes to use it in! My first attempt was protein pancakes this morning. I got the original inspiration for this recipe from Happy Being Healthy.
Here is my own version of protein pancakes (full recipe below)…
First, combine 1/3 cup oats with 1 teaspoon ground flax:
Add in one scoop chocolate protein powder and one whole egg:
Add 1/3 cup cottage cheese and stir to combine:
The mixture was very lumpy – if you wanted a smoother pancake you could put the mixture in a food processor or blender. I poured the batter onto the skillet as two pancakes. I waited about three minutes and the flipped…
As you can see, flipping pancakes has never been my forte. Nonetheless, they turned out pretty nicely shaped in the end. I served them with walnut butter, a banana, and
a splash an undisclosed amount of maple syrup:
I liked these pancakes a lot! The protein powder gave them a slightly bitter flavor, but they definitely filled me up. I want to try a few other ingredient combinations, but I am definitely keeping this recipe on file for future use!
Ingredients - 1/3 cup rolled oats - 1 teaspoon ground flax - 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Tera's Whey) - 1 whole egg - 1/3 cup cottage cheese Method Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Pour batter onto skillet as two large pancakes.Cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with nut butter, fruit, and syrup of choice!