Ohhhh, pancakes. How I heart you.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, you guys. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to show your honey you care than with a nice breakfast-in-bed tray loaded with a HUGE stack of yummy pancakes.
That’s probably because I live for food, but whatevs.
In need a good pancake recipe to put said tray together? No worries – I’ve gotcha covered.
Not only are these pancakes, but they’re protein pancakes. That’s right: balanced, nutrient-dense goodness you can feel good about serving to your loved ones (or yourself – I’m not one to judge if you like to eat your pancakes in the comfort of your own bed).
I used Pretty Fit’s All-Natural Whey Isolate Protein in these babies, and it gave them the perfect texture and protein-boost without adding unwanted sugars, sodium, or other additives like soy, artificial sweeteners, etc.
Because the whey protein is super clean (isolate vs. concentrate), the lactose has been filtered out. This means any of my fellow lactose-intolerant friends can enjoy these without any repercussions. Can I get an “amen”?!
Ready for the recipe? Here you go:
4 Ingredient Protein Pancakes
Total Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 big ole’ stack (4-5 pancakes)
- 1 packet (29g) Pretty Fit All-Natural Whey Protein Isolate (vanilla OR chocolate)*
- 2 whole, pasture-raised eggs
- 1/4 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- ½ (50g) ripe banana, mashed well
Place mashed banana in a bowl. Add eggs and whisk together.
Add in baking powder and protein; whisk well to combine. Batter will be very thin – just trust me!
Heat a skillet over low/medium heat and spray with propellant-free cooking spray.
Using an icecream scoop or ¼ cup measuring cup, pour batter into pan (making one pancake at a time).
Allow to cook until edges start to turn up and bubbles are visible (about 1-2 minutes).
Carefully flip and allow to cook on the other side for another 1-2 minutes.
Remove from pan and repeat until batter is gone, making sure to spray the pan after each pancake.
Serve with warm agave nectar, freshly cut fruit, and/or nut butter (because let’s be honest: nut butter is LIFE.).
If you’re tracking macros, I’ve got those all calculated for you, too! For the entire stack of pancakes (sans syrup, fruit, or nut butter), it’s: 260 calories, 8.2g of fat, 11.3g of carbs (with only 5.3g of natural sugar from the banana), and a whopping 37.4g of protein.
Boom. Pancakin’ like a BOSS.
I hope you all have an amazing Valentine’s Day with those you love the most!
Jayme Williams, RN/NASM-CPT/ACE-FNS
Visit my website here: Jayme Williams Fitness
*Use code JAYME20 for 20% off your entire order int the PrettyFit Store – everytime!