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[RECIPE] Protein pancakes

Few foods taste better on a weekend morning than sweet, scrumptious flapjacks. But these tray-baked treats contain sugar, butter and syrup, which aren’t ideal ingredients when you’re looking out for your waistline.

Protein pancakes offer a similar taste but with better-for-you ingredients, including a generous serving of protein to fill you up and aid muscle repair and growth.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 serving plant-based protein
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the tapioca flour, plant protein, ground flaxseed, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and Himalayan crystal salt. Mix well.
  2. In a second bowl, combine the almond milk, the mashed banana, honey, and vanilla powder. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add half of the wet ingredient mix in bowl two to the dry mix in bowl one, stirring continuously to create your batter.
  4. Thereafter, add the remaining wet ingredient mix to the batter, a ¼ cup at a time, to avoid a runny batter. Mix well after each addition. Stop when all the lumps have been mixed out.
  5. Add coconut oil to a griddle or pan and heat over a medium heat.
  6. Pour pancake batter into the pan – around a ¼ cup per pancake, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until you see bubbles forming on the surface. Do not lift until then.
  7. Flip over and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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