Tasty Protein Pancakes With a Sprinkle of Nutrition
Pancake day, also known as ‘Shrove Tuesday’, is a day where many of us indulge in a stack (or three) of tasty fried batter, with a generous drizzle of your favourite toppings.
It’s a given that pancake day isn’t usually a day focused around nutrition, however for some, you want may plan your toppings and ingredients around your personal fitness and intake goals. Here is a recipe recommended by our Lead Sport Performance Nutritionist!
- 200-250ml dairy or non-dairy milk
- 50g oats
- 1 egg (optional)
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Toppings of choice
How to make your protein pancakes
Blend the oats, protein powder and baking powder together in a blender
Step 2 :
Add the milk and half the banana and blend the 5 ingredients together
Heat a small amount of oil/oil spray in a pan and pour the mixture to the desired size
Check when the pancake is ready to flip by lifting the edges with a spatula to see where the pancake is stuck
One cooked through, flip the pancake and over cook it on the other side
Alternate the cooking between the sides until golden brown
Repeat temps 3-6 until all the mixture has been used
This is where the fun really starts…choosing your pancake toppings! Toppings are both a great way to add extra flavours and textures to your pancakes, but also to incorporate more nutrient-rich foods into each bite. Depending on which nutrients you want to focus on, here are some tasty toppings to inspire your tastebuds and help you achieve your goals (especially if you develop the pancake bug and start craving them daily)!
GENERAL HEALTH/WEIGHT LOSS
Generally, fresh or frozen berries help support overall health and are a good to include in all diets. They can also enhance weight loss efforts as they are fibre and nutrient rich to keep you satisfied and help meet daily micronutrient needs.
Enjoy your pancakes!
The key to pancake day is to fully enjoy them. If that means a healthy serving of Nutella, go for it! If you have a strict routine to support your sport performance, you can still enjoy the more indulgent toppings in moderation.