Recipe: Protein Pancakes
Updated: May 23
If you're concerned about carb overload during these times (which is valid - I've been getting three servings maximum out of bags of snacks that are supposed to offer five or six!), check out my recipe for protein pancakes. They are high in protein and, thanks to the chia and flax, healthy fats and fiber. Keep in mind if you drown it in maple syrup it kind of makes the low carb effect null and void. But desperate times call for desperate measures. You dress these up however you want. Although my favorite is with a drizzle of almond or peanut butter.
2 tbsps vanilla or plain protein powder of choice (i am partial to Sun Warrior)
1 tbsp ground flax
2 tsp chia seed
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp collagen powder (Bend Beauty coconut collagen is my go to!)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk or milk substitute (i use coconut or a coconut/almond blend)
in a small bowl stir together all dry ingredients and mix well with fork. add milk and blend well. add egg and blend again. pre-heat small frying pan on medium high heat and spray with coconut oil. (if you don't have spray just melt some coconut oil in the pan as needed.) pour batter into pan to desired size of pancake. no need to be technical about it. when it's congealed enough, flip it. usually about two minutes. you'll know when it's done. it's not rocket science. you should have enough batter for two nice sized pancakes or a few small ones. remember - cooking is an art not a science. i sometimes play with the amounts of ingredients above or add coconut flakes or goji berries on top. i definitely spread ghee on them. sometimes syrup. other times, yogurt. go hog wild. they're all yours.