The Official Video: The Protein Pancake Recipe

October 5, 2011 · 10 comments

Were you wishing and hoping I would do a video demonstrating my protein pancake making skills?  If so, you are in luck because that is exactly what I did!  Here is the official video featuring the protein pancake recipe:

FAQ:

Q: How many calories are in the PP?

A: That depends on your ingredients specifically the size of your banana and the number of calories in a scoop of your protein powder (mine range from 80-120).  Mine run about 200 calories with 20 g of protein, 4 g of fat and 4 g of fiber.

Q: I am allergic to or do not like bananas. What can I use instead?

A: Canned pumpkin and applesauce are two fabulous options.  I also sometimes use 3 tbsp of cooked steel cut oats for a reduced sugar version.  It’s not as fluffy but still holds up well in the pan and looks like a pancake.  It’s a bit crispier.

Q: Can I use a flaxseed egg instead?

A: I have no tried this but have been told is doesn’t really work.  Try the buckwheat bake instead.

Q: Is the protein powder ruined by the baking/frying process?

A: I researched this topic and the only thing I saw regarding any danger was that the heat may break down some of the amino acids in the protein powder.  These aminos however are tough for our bodies to digest and often pass through anyway meaning that you are not losing out on the benefits of protein powder.  Use a high quality powder without many additives to reduce chemical changes in cheap ingredients.

Q: Can I use another protein powder besides Whey if I’m lactose intolerant or Vegan?

A: YES! To see what other kinds of protein powder I recommend, check out my 411 protein powder post here about the best powders and options for vegans.  If you are lactose intolerant, try a whey protein ISOLATE. It has very little lactose in it and you may not have a reaction to it.  If you are severely allergic, avoid this idea, but if it’s just a mild sensitivity, give it go.

Question of The Day:

I like to add blueberries to my protein pancakes or eat with peanut butter.  What is your favorite combination?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gabriela October 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Sarah I need some help!!! Where I live they only sell commercially known brands of protein powder, which means thay all have sucralose or aspartame. What can I do and what are your suggestions. I can’t buy the stevia or truvia kind online because it would probably be confiscated by customs!!
Available Brands: Universal Ultra Whey Protein, Fitness Pro Whey Protein, ENA Platinum whey protien, Power Group Whey Protein and Power Protein.
xoxo

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2 Patty October 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Protein pancakes are the BEST! Great job posting this video Sarah! I make this once in a while for my whole family and I double-triple the recipe. They love it! And YES, it is very filling and PERFECT for breakfast! I love putting sliced bananas or strawberries with maple syrup on top :)

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3 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I’m sure banana would go very well with my natural vanilla whey protein.

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4 Pam October 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Hey Sarah I used oatmeal, Lean Shake by gnc( Im trying to finish it before I buy some whey protien) some frozen blueberries and 1 tbs wild blueberry syrup .

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5 Kindal October 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I like to add organic, unsweetened coconut to my pancakes, then drizzle with melted peanut butter (so I use less) and a bit of honey. YUM!

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6 RoriMegan October 8, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I LIKE THIS IDEA of melted peanutbutter!! I’ll have to do that next time, I try to do just two teaspoons in stead of two tablespoons but, let’s be honest, they are heaping teaspoons. THANKS for the idea!

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7 Christine October 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

sending this post to my mom! i want to make them. :)

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8 RoriMegan October 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I used 1/4 cup unsweetened apples sauce for these this morning. For those of you who don’t like the banana-y taste, it worked really well!

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9 Shannon Kesel December 19, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Hi Sarah!!! I was curious if these pancakes are safe for children to eat? I also would love to enter the TIU giveaway but I am not on Facebook. Is there another way to enter?

I love your site. You motivate me to train harder and make healthier choices.

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10 Sarah December 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I would say wait until they 13 years old. I don’t think it’s bad for them, but I just don’t think it’s necessary. In stead of the protein powder, I use oatmeal that is already cooked sometimes!

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