I posted these pics of my recent pink protein pancake experiment on my instagram on Sunday, and promised to blog about them if they turned out OK, and they did! I was kind of hoping the pink color would stay all the way through cooking and beyond, but to my great disappointment they had to succumb to a rather deep cognac brown at the end of the cooking time. The taste was still fluffy and pink (strawberry) though.
I've seen protein pancakes all over the place lately, and I as I recently bought heaps of healthy stuff from my local health-foods store, I thought the time was a right for an attempt of my own. Also it was Sunday, and nothing goes better with Sunday than pancakes, than perhaps roast..
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon whey protein powder. Mine has strawberry flavor, but flavor less or vanilla would both do nicely here.
- 1 heaping tablespoon ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup egg whites
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- 1 tbs stevia
- 1 handful of blueberries or any other berries of your choice
- In a large bowl combine the coconut flour, protein powder, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and stevia - my non-sugar all natural sweetener that does not get absorbed into our system at all, but excreted in it's entirety! Read about why sugar and skin are sworn enemies -here.
- In a separate bowl combine the eggs, almond milk, and vanilla. Add more fluid or coconut flour if necessary, to get the batter to a thick consistency, think loose oatmeal.
- Adding small amounts at a time, combine the wet ingredients with the dry until all is incorporated.
- Fold in the blueberries, and let the batter sit for a while (1-2 min).
- Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat (I added a tsp of coconut oil for each batch)
- Once heated, add in batter (about 2 tablespoons for each pancake).
- Flip each pancake only when the edges are fully cooked (these pancakes take longer than the typical pancake, and will not flip until ready), cook for an additional 2 minutes on the opposite side.
I served my healthy skin conscious protein pancakes with sour cream and stirred fresh strawberries, and they were very popular with the people of the house, a.k.a the parents.
The recipe serves either 1 hungry beast, 2 lovers, or 3 already partly full family members.