Protein Packed Pancakes


In light of Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Eating Day (February 28th), I thought it would be a great idea (and excuse) to make some pancakes! I love making pancakes and have many intolerances so I need to make my own from scratch. It took A LOT of experimenting (my roommates know what I mean), but I finally came up with a recipe that rocks and will wow you, your friends, and family! I have tried different versions so I will stick with the most popular. Feel good and enjoy!

NOTE: not my picture but the pancakes will be similar in size and colour!

DRY INGREDIENTS

- 1 cup brown rice flour (gluten-free substitute)

- 2 scoops of protein powder (I use THB's Staterra New Zealand Whey or Brown Rice protein powder)

- 1 tbsp flax seed, ground

- 1 tbsp chia seed (optional)

- 1/4 tsp sea salt

- 2 tsp baking powder

- 2 tsp cinnamon

- 3/4 cup frozen berries

WET INGREDIENTS

- 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce (egg substitute)

- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add all of the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. Texture shouldn't be too runny, or clumpy (with exception of the berries). Grease a pan with some coocnut oil or butter and start flipping! I make small to medium sized pancakes, I find they work best with gluten free flour. This recipe will make about 10-14 small pancakes. Top with 100% pure maple syrup and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFO

10 servings (10 medium sized pancakes)

Amount per 1 pancake

Values are approximate

Calories: 113

Total Fat: 1.2 g

Total Carbohydrate: 18.5 g

Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g

Sugars: 3.6 g

Total Protein: 6.8 g

SUBSTITUTIONS

Flour: brown rice flour; Bob's Red Mill all purpose bean flour; regular flour - they all work here!

Egg: 1/4 cup apple sauce; 1 egg; 1chia egg (1 tbsp chia seed to 3 tbsp of water and let sit for 5 minutes) - they all work here!

Milk: almond milk; coocnut milk; soy milk; lactose free milk - they all work here!

Fillings: 3/4 cup frozen berries; 1/3 cup chocolate chips; plain - they all work here!

Toppings: maple syrup; coconut yogurt; unsweetened coconut; jam; nut butter - they all work here!

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