Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) is a tradition that first started in the 15th century and has been popular ever since. This day was the day that people used up food that couldn’t be used during lent, which was a time for fasting and people ended up making pancakes from leftover eggs and butter, the idea was simple. Calorie overload.
Nowadays, Pancake Day is a day all food-lovers look forward to, as it allows us to experiment and eat countless servings of our favourite treats including lemon, sugar, chocolate, honey and whatever else you may fancy. But unfortunately all of those toppings come at an extra calorie cost.
What is a protein pancake?
Protein pancakes are the healthy alternative for those who aren’t as happy consuming high amounts of carbs, fats and sugar. When on a health kick, it can be difficult avoiding your favourite foods, especially when there’s a day dedicated to it – but this is where protein pancakes come in. They’re usually made from high-protein ingredients, they’re incredibly low in carbs and they taste just as good!
Benefits of protein pancakes:
1. Low in carbs
2. High in protein
3. They’re a healthy alternative
4. Easy and fun to make
5. Taste great
Our Top Protein Pancake Picks:
1. Basic Protein Pancakes
• 1/4 cup raw oats
• 1/4 cup cottage cheese
• 1/2 scoop protein powder
• 1/2 cup egg whites
1. Start by blending all of the ingredients until a batter forms. Pour over a hot pan.
2. Flip the pancake when the edges start to bronze.
3. Finish by serving with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter and top with almonds.
Total Cals: 269
2. Banana Pancakes
• 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
• 1-2 scoops Whey Vanilla Ice Cream
• 6 whole eggs, 2 egg whites
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 1 whole banana
• Cinnamon – to taste
• Sugar-free maple syrup, to taste
1. Make sure your pan is pre-heated to 300 degrees.
2. In a bowl mix: eggs, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 of a mashed up banana, and 1/2 drop liquid Stevia.
3. Melt the tbsp of coconut oil in the microwave and add to the mix in the bowl.
4. Stir in flax meal and protein to a desired creamy consistency.
5. Add in the cinnamon.
6. Pour on pan and cook a few minutes on each side.
7. Once all pancakes are made, slice up the remaining 1/2 banana and top the pancakes with zero-calorie maple syrup.
Total Cals: 127
3. Blueberry Pancakes
• 6 egg whites
• 1/2 cup oats
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1 dash salt
• 2 packets Truvia or Stevia
• 1/4 cup blueberries
• 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1 dash cinnamon
1. Put the egg whites, oats, baking powder, almond milk, salt, and Stevia (or Truvia) in the blender.
2. Blend for 30 seconds on med-high speed.
3. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan, and add half the blueberries.
4. Cook like a regular pancake.
5. For topping, add applesauce and cinnamon.
Total Cals: 334
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