Protein Pancakes

Hello and happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing with you my go-to post-workout protein pancakes. They’re simple to whip up and wonderfully nourishing, whether you’ve just had an intense workout or simply rolled out of bed! There is always a good excuse to have pancakes, in my opinion, any day of the week or time of day 🙂

While I don’t think protein powders are, by any means, a “must”, I enjoy using them in breakfast dishes for an extra boost of protein. I always go for unflavored ones and my favorite is pure rice protein – the one I used here is from Iswari – which is high in plant protein and has a versatile, neutral flavor.

I love having these topped with some sliced banana, berries and nut butter, also adding some chocolate or maple syrup (or both), for even more indulgence. Today I even made a white chocolate matcha sauce, which I didn’t measure exactly, but also describe below. Enjoy!

IMG_9601

PROTEIN PANCAKES

Serves 1 (makes 6-8 small pancakes)

Ingredients:

  • 85g buckwheat flour (wholemeal spelt should also work well)
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rice protein (ca. 10 g)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (or chia seeds)
  • 1 tbsp ground lucuma
  • 200 ml rice milk (or another kind of plant milk)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • optional: some maple syrup, for sweetening
  • coconut oil, for cooking
  • desired toppings – I recommend bananas, berries or other fruit, nut butter and maple syrup, or my white chocolate matcha sauce (below); I also added some nutritious hemp seeds

Method:

  1. Mash the banana and combine with all the ingredients, save for the coconut oil (for a smoother texture, blend everything together). For more sweetness, add some maple syrup to the batter.
  2. Heat some coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan, reduce the heat slightly and do a tester (baby) pancake. This way you can see if you need to reduce or increase the heat – plus you get a little appetizer 😉
  3. Ladle a large spoonful of batter into the pan and cook on each side on medium heat for a minute or two (you’ll see bubbles start to form and the sides begin to cook through, before flipping); repeat until all the batter is used up.
  4. Serve with your toppings of choice and enjoy!

 

*Due to a collaboration with Iswari Switzerland you can get 5% off orders from iswari.ch using the discount code “blueberrysmiles” (I earn a small commission on such orders). I’m loving their products, from their raw chocolate to their “superfood” powders. If you don’t live in Switzerland, you can check out their global website.*

 

MATCHA WHITE CHOCOLATE SAUCE

I made this in a very experimental manner and didn’t record the exact measurements, but I started with:

I then added:

until I got a ganache-like texture, perfect for dolloping on top of my pancakes. It started to harden as it cooled, becoming more of a spread, which I’m storing in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy these pancakes, and let me know if you give them a go!

Celine

xoxo

 

 

2 thoughts on “Protein Pancakes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s