Five protein pancakes to celebrate Pancake Day in style
With pancake day fast approaching, Max Bridger, co-founder of LDN Muscle shared with us his five best protein pancakes for those fitness fanatics looking to mark the occasion in style!
Protein pancakes with bacon
If you’re someone who finds pancake day a daunting proposition as the temptation to ‘pig out’ looms larger than ever, fear not and save your own bacon with this recipe. Packing quite the protein punch, this naughty combination of sweet and savoury will be sure to satisfy your taste buds!
200g powdered oats
75g chocolate whey
Large teaspoon of a sweet/dessert spice mix
350g almond milk
9 bacon medallions (or normal rashers but these will be higher fat)
Squeeze of honey
Blend the oats, whey, sweet spices and almond butter together until smooth, and pour into a bowl.
Heat a large, flat frying pan on a medium heat with some olive oil or low kcal spray.
After 4-5 minutes add two tablespoons slowly to create each pancake.
When the sides appear cooked (after 1-3 minutes usually), flip, and cook for a similar amount of time.
Meanwhile, add your bacon to a grill and cook to your preference – remembering to flip halfway through cooking.
When the pancakes are served, throw the blueberries in the pan and push around until hot and leaking, before dividing evenly across your 3 pancake and bacon towers (what a fantastic structure!).
Finish with a squeeze of honey, maple or golden syrup.
4-ingredient vegan protein pancakes
Tackled veganuary and caught the vegan bug? If so, look no further than this simple stack to give you everything you’re after and more. For those with that extra sweet tooth, why not go bananas and top yours off with nut butter and your favourite fruit.
120g instant oats
1 medium ripe banana
1.5 cups non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened soy milk)
25g vegan protein powder
Preheat a non-stick pan on medium heat.
Place the oats in a blender or food processor. Blend, or process, until the oats resemble a fine flour.
Add the milk and the banana and blend till the mixture is smooth.
Add the protein powder and blend again. If the batter looks too thick, add a little more milk.
Pour 2 tbsp of the batter onto the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes and flip them with a spatula when bubbles have formed on the surface and the edges are slightly dry.
Cook until browned on the other side.
Muscle mousse protein pancakes
Simplicity in a
nutshell pancake – If you’re pushed for time, this is perhaps the easiest recipe out there, yet it never fails to disappoint! Great as a snack, evening treat or urge killer, the possibilities are endless – our favourite additions include chocolate almond butter or dark chocolate to give them that extra boost!
1 whole egg
4 egg whites
½ scoop of LDN Muscle Mousse
Pre-heat a pan with a splash of coconut oil (half a teaspoon will suffice).
Add ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Allow to rest for 30 seconds and then add to your pan.
Top tip – wait until the pancake has cooked on one side before attempting to flip!
Flower power – vanilla protein pancakes
Savour the flavour – these savoury pancakes will have you blown out the water with the power of the cauli-flower! Why not throw a boiled egg on top to give you that ‘eggstra’ punch – if you do, we guarantee you’ll be raring to go!
2 tbsps pureed BOILED cauliflower
2/3rds scoop vanilla whey
¼ cup oats
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp cottage cheese
½ tsp baking powder
Sweetener of choice
Pinch of salt
First simply mix everything together with a hand mixer
Then fry in a small amount of coconut oil about 2-3 minutes each side.
Carrot cake protein pancake surprise with cream cheese and greek yoghurt frosting
Easter may not be for another month, but as any bunny would we recommend getting your teeth stuck into these carrot cake pancakes. With just the right level of savoury to boot, live the dream and dust off with cream – cream cheese frosting that is of course. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
1 scoop (20g) vanilla whey
1 egg white
2 tbsp greek yoghurt/quark
1.5 tbsp carrot puree (baby food type)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1-1.5 tbsp coconut flour
Sweetener of choice
1/6 cup shredded/grated carrot
Mix everything except the grated carrots with a hand mixer or in a blender.
Add the carrots and stir until you have a thick batter
Fry in a small amount of coconut oil for 2-3 mins each side.
Voila! Top with pecans or walnuts and enjoy!