There can't be a better start to your day than with a fluffy and wholesome pancake. Whether you like them sweet or savoury, there is a lot of room for creativity and experiments when it comes to pancakes. And, the best part is that they don't always have to make you feel guilty. Pancakes can be healthy, filling and satisfying and still taste as delicious. If we've got you thinking, try these amazing protein pancake recipes for a quick energy boost. You can experiment with a lot of protein-rich ingredients such as soy flour, chickpeas and nuts and seeds to give your pancakes a nutritious spin.1. Oat and Cottage Cheese PancakesThis is a basic recipe for a healthy pancake that you can decorate with different toppings as you like. You'll need ½ cup of raw oats, 1/4 cup cottage cheese and ½ cup egg whites. Blend all the ingredients together to make the pancake batter. Pour it over a hot pan gently and swirl it around. Flip it only when the edges start to turn brown. Spread some peanut butter atop for an extra protein boost and serve as a delicious breakfast treat.
This is a basic recipe for a healthy pancake that you can decorate with different toppings.
2. Soy and Chia Seed PancakesHere's a great recipe for those who are looking to indulge in something while trying to lose weight. This calorie conscious pancake is made with two egg whites, a tablespoon of soy flour (you can even use almond flour to make it gluten-free), 1 teaspoon of chia seeds and 1/3 cup bananas. Combine all the ingredients till you form a smooth batter. Pour the batter on a non-stick greased pan. Make sure that the pan is hot but keep the flame on medium. Let the pancake cook till you see bubbles on the surface. Serve with some sweet and sticky honey.(Also read: How to Eat Chia Seeds)
A great recipe for those who are looking to indulge in something while trying to lose weight.3. Peanut Butter and Banana PancakeTake 1/3 cup oats, 3 tablespoon peanut butter (you can even use almond butter), 1/3 cup bananas, a pinch of cinnamon and some almond milk to make a batter. Check the consistency of the batter - it should neither be too thick nor too runny. Cook the pancakes as explained in the above recipes and serve hot.
Add some peanut butter to your pancakes for a protein boost.4. Buckwheat PancakesBuckwheat flour is gluten-free and full of easily digestible and high-quality proteins. Try this easy recipe shared by Chef Seema Chandra who uses healthy ingredients like yogurt, skimmed milk and buckwheat flour to make protein rich pancakes. Serve them with oodles of marmalade. If you want to give it a twist, you can even add ½ cup of cooked and mashed pumpkin in the batter to make your pancakes more wholesome.
Buckwheat flour is gluten-free and full of easily digestible and high-quality proteins5. Sweet Potato PancakesSweet potatoes are in season and this can be a great way to use them. They're highly nutritious and full of protein. You can make a savoury version with herbs and seasoning. For this quick protein pancake recipe, you will need ½ cup cooked oats, ½ cup sweet potato puree, 2 eggs and some seasoning like oregano or parsley, salt and cayenne pepper. Puree all the ingredients in a blender to make a paste and then proceed as mentioned above. You can serve the pancakes with dried berries and slivered nuts.
Sweet potatoes are in season and this can be a great way to use them6. Quinoa PancakesQuinoa has a slightly crunchy and chewy texture and is a great ingredient for a protein rich pancake. Quinoa is a complete protein that contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs. Food Writer Meher Mirza shares this amazing recipe to make quinoa pancakes with quinoa flour, brown sugar, milk and honey. Try it here.(Also read: 8 Ways to Include Quinoa in Your Diet)
Quinoa has a slightly crunchy texture and is a great ingredient for a protein rich pancakeTry these delicious protein pancake recipes and we're sure that they are going to become your breakfast essentials.
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