Happy Bank Holiday Monday!
Ben worked last night, so we will be able to share a rare breakfast together. It being a Bank Holiday, I’m thinking something which will keep me going all day.
I’m not sure how I feel about Protein powder. Now, I have been using it a fair bit recently in my recipes. I’ve found it a useful way to boost my intake of protein, especially as I don’t eat a lot of meat or fish. BUT I’m aware that it is a processed food – and I try to avoid processed food as much as possible.
So, I’m at a bit of an impasse.
Therefore, I thought I would try to make my protein pancakes, but without the protein powder.
They came out successfully when I changed it up to make fritters. I simply swapped the protein powder for nutritional yeast, and it worked perfectly.
However, this time I didn’t know what I would be adding in, where I was taking away.
I knew it would need more flavour, so I simply opted to use some raw cacao powder. But being quite bitter, I didn’t want to replace it entirely. I decided to just ‘go for it’, and see how it went. And yes, it worked fine.
Sorry the image it a bit out of focus, it was first thing after all!
As you can see, they worked fine. These ones stuck a little, but I think I was just impatient with spritzing the pan with low calorie spray, and allowing them to set. It all tasted just fine anyway!
They were perhaps a little bit more ‘omelette-y’ than normal, but the cacao powder dealt with that.
No protein powder, protein pancakes
- 70g egg white
- 10g ground flax seed
- 4g raw cacao powder
- 20g jumbo oats, processed to oat flour
- 50ml rice milk; almond, soya or dairy milk will work just fine.
- Put the oats in your food processor, and blitz to make a coarse flour.
- Add in all the other ingredients and combine
- Heat the frying pan to hot and add spoonfuls of batter, I like to make 4 pancakes out of the batter.
- Turn it down to a medium heat, place a lid over the top so they part steam/bake.
- When the top is set and starting to form bubbles remove from the heat.
- Flip the pancakes. Return to the heat to seal the other side.
- Serve with your choice of toppings, I went for a small dollop of peanut butter, and some leftover blackberries.
Now the question is: My gym is closed today, do I do some body-weight circuit training, or take a rest day???