It’s become a bit of a joke among my friends that I will turn any list of ingredients into a pancake. I can’t help it–once I discovered the thrill of low-carb pancakes, I started tweaking and re-tweaking my recipes so that pancakes would fit my every day needs. Let’s face it: Pancakes are awesome. When you turn your meal into an ultra low-carb dinner AND you end up feeling stuffed all at the same time–that’s freakin’ awesome.
Here’s one of my favorite pancake recipes and it only calls for a few ingredients. It’s quick and easy, super tasteful, and will leave you feeling beyond satisfied.
The STRONG FIGURE Protein Pancake
- one scoop of whey protein
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 4 egg whites (or 3 whole eggs if you aren’t concerned about the fat content) into a blender
- a sprinkle of cinnamon and stevia if you desire
Combine all ingredients and then cook the mixture! I use about 1 tsp of coconut oil in my pan so that the pancake doesn’t stick. I’d advise cooking the mixture on medium to low heat. It takes a bit longer than a normal pancake would cook but the finished product will taste so similar to the real deal that you’ll have to be careful to not spoil your hard work by dousing it with syrup! In fact, Erik won’t even eat these because he doesn’t like pancakes and he says this recipe tastes just like a “real” pancake. (Who doesn’t like pancakes?!)
Nutritional Information: Depending on the type of whey protein that you use, you’re looking at an estimated 350 calories, 52 grams protein, and 15 carbs. ENJOY! PS—if your whey is gluten free then you’ve got a great G-free meal!
Need a topping? Depending on how many carbs you’re eating, organic maple syrup is amazing–you already know that, I’m sure. You could try a sugar-free syrup made with splenda if you don’t mind sugar substitutes (beware the sugar alcohols), or my personal favorite is Greek yogurt mixed with fresh (or frozen but warmed up) fruit and a dash of cinnamon. Heaven!