Yay! I'm back in the kitchen now that I'm not on my comp prep diet. :) That is definitely the best thing about being "off-season". My wonderful sponsor Bodylab sent me one of the newest whey protein flavors, "Blueberry & Yoghurt" and the only thing I actually wanted to make was pancakes!
Since I'm still watching what I eat, I want to keep it low-carb and healthy - and perhaps these pancakes look like a cheat meal, but they're actually not!
This recipe makes 3 - 4 pancakes and I've calculated that each serving is approximately 171 calories - not including the extra fruit and yoghurt topping.
Want to cut more calories? Then simply omit the coconut oil. I like to add it to give my pancakes a moist, spongy consistency, but you can still enjoy a tasty pancake without.
The upside to this type of pancake versus a regular one (don't get me wrong, I love all pancakes) is the added benefit of the high protein, fiber and potassium content. The low-carb content is also an added benefit, because you can enjoy your pancakes without the fear of over-eating your carbs later on in the day.
Plus they are fast and easy to make and taste delicious! I bet even kids would love them - for the yummy taste and for their bright purple color!
(makes 3 - 4 servings)
- 1 scoop Bodylab's Blueberry & Yoghurt protein powder
1 whole egg
1 egg white
3 tbsp. non-fat greek or skyr yoghurt
1/2 cup oats (I use gluten-free)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. coconut oil (liquid, melted)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
dash of salt (optional)
Beat the eggs in a medium bowl, then add yoghurt, vanilla extract, coconut oil and mix well.
In a small bowl mix the protein powder, oats, baking soda and dash of salt.
Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and mix till smooth.
On a hot non-stick pan pour approximately 2 large tbsp. of the batter on the center of the pan and help spread the batter with the back of the spoon. Allow to cook for approximately 45 seconds to a minute before flipping it over.
Once both sides are golden brown, remove from skillet, add desired toppings and serve immediately.
Enjoy thoroughly :)