These pancakes are gluten-free and are packed full of nutrition: vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins, niacin, fibre, and protein! These are made using only a handful of ingredients too. We dare you to try these and tell me you’ve tried better protein pancakes.
Before we give you the recipe, let us share a secret. The secret to great-tasting, moist, and fluffy protein pancakes. It’s this: All delicious protein pancakes contain a ‘moisturiser’ and some kind of ‘flour’.
Moisturising is key for making protein pancakes. If you don’t moisturise your batter, the chance of you ending up with dry and rubbery pancakes is high. If you don’t moisturise your batter, you’ll get protein pancakes that feel (and in some cases taste!) like shoe soles.
This is especially likely to happen if the protein you’re using to make them is whey. That’s because whey has the propensity to take over your pancake batter and ‘rubberize’ the whole thing up. To avoid this, moisturise. Always.
You add a moisturiser to your batter. Something like banana, sweet potato, or even applesauce. Besides needing to moisturise, you also need a flour of some kind so that you get something other than the whey giving the body to your pancakes.
Those two things are key: moisturiser + flour. Which brings us to these pancakes: the moisturiser they contain is… sweet potatoes!
Here’s the recipe, it features only a few ingredients:
1/8 cup whey protein powder (vanilla or unflavoured) – either Whey Protein 80 or Whey 360 would be perfect here
1 tbsp gluten-free oats
1 tbsp coconut flour
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1 small (100g) sweet potato, baked until soft
1. Blend everything together until you get a thick batter. If it’s in any way too watery, add a bit more of the oats.
2. Fry up on a hot (properly) nonstick pan with some low-cal spray on it or coconut oil.
3. Turn the heat down to medium and flip when bubbles start to appear on the pancakes’ surface.
4. Serve up with your syrup or topping of choice!
If you’d like, you can add nuts to your batter – or even dark chocolate chips – before frying. You can also add cinnamon, coconut flakes, flaxseed… anything you like best really!