Recipe for Protein Pancakes – Fat Loss or Muscle Gain
Pancakes are not the best choice of food from a health and fitness point of view, they are not the best thing you can eat. I like a bunch of pancakes swimming in lemon juice and sugar but eating something like this is not great when you’re looking to pack on some lean muscle or lose some fat. Here is a healthier alternative.
Low Fat Muscle Building Pancakes
These are low fat, no sugar and high protein pancakes they are not the best tasting, but they are awesome if you are on a fat loss or muscle building diet, they fill you up and because of the sweetener from the protein shake and cinnamon, they satisfy your sweet cravings. So here is what you will need to make these protein-packed alternatives to your traditional pancakes
Ingredients for protein pancakes
The mix is pretty simple to make, you just put all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl or food processor and blend. Use a hand blender with a detachable end for easy cleaning, this should help you out with time-saving also. It’s a great bit of kit because you can use it lots and it is very easy to clean.
All you need to make these Protein Pancakes is Oatmeal, egg whites, and low carbohydrate protein powder, a bit of water and cinnamon.
Blend the mixture. (This is personal preference but If you blend this well so the mix is very smooth, the pancakes turn out better).
Once this is done, you will need to heat a non-stick pan so it is hotter than the sun!… Or as hot as you can make it. This is important if you don’t want scrambled eggs and protein shake in a pan!
Once the pan is hot you need to add a small amount of vegetable oil. To cut calories even more, I put a small amount of oil in the pan and quickly wipe around the pan with a folded piece of Kitchen roll to remove excess oil and spread evenly. Depending on your pan, this should be enough for up to 3 pancakes, and then the oil may need to be applied again.
When the pan is hot enough and the oil has been added, you now need to add a small amount of the mix to the pan. (The more you do this the more you will see what kind of amount you need to add per pancake, you can have thick ones or thin ones).
Once the mixture is added to the pan leave it until you see small bubbles forming on the top. It is now time to ease up the sides with a spatula and flip! It should take around 30 seconds per side, “Rinse and repeat”.
For those who like more exact information, here is the recipe:
- ¼ Cup of Oatmeal Powder
- ¼ Cup of Your Favourite Protein Powder
- ½ Cup of Egg Whites
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon of Water
- Blend the mixture smoothly
- Heat a
non stickpan on high
- Add a small amount of vegetable oil to the pan so that it coats the pan
- Add a small amount of mix to the pan. Adjust
amountof mixture based on how thick you would like your pancakes.
- Once the mixture is added to the pan leave it until you see small bubbles forming on the top. It is now time to ease up the sides with a spatula and flip! It should take around 30 seconds per side,
Healthy Alternative to Traditional Pancakes
This will make a fair amount of pancakes. If you are bodybuilding or dieting you may need to adjust the amounts of ingredients here. If you are not on a very strict diet, you may want to dust with sweetener or eat with sliced fruit or honey. This would still be a healthy alternative. I will finish with saying that these are a great choice for breakfast as they are filling and have slow release nutrients, they are low in fat/ sugar and have a high protein content, which is also great for weight loss.