High Protein Pancake Recipe
Dry ingredients for basic pancake mix:
1 1/2 cup oat flour
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup whey protein powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. This will make about 3-5 servings. I take about 1 cup of mix from this mixture and I will place the remaining pancake mixture into a container to make pancakes another day. I usually store the remaining pancake mix in the fridge. Place the 1 cup of mixture into a separate bowl.
Heat a large skillet or flat pan on medium heat and add about 1-2 teaspoons of oil.
Take the 1 cup of the dry mixture and add 3/4-1 cup of milk (depending on how thick or thin you enjoy your pancakes). Mix using a large spoon and let stand for 2-5 minutes.
Once the pan or skillet is heated and coconut oil is melted, make sure oil is covering the pan. Add a large spoonful of pancake mixture to the pan (spread out the mixture to desired thickness). If you have a large pan you can cook several pancakes at once.
Cook one side until the pancakes is browned. Also the pancake will be easier to flip. If you are having trouble getting the spatula under the pancake to flip, cook for another minute or two. Flip the pancake using the spatula and cook on the other side until lightly browned and the pancake is cooked all the way through.
Place pancakes on a 9" plate and top with almonds or almond butter. You can also top with walnuts. I use a small amount of real maple syrup on top of my pancakes, but this is not necessary.
Alternative pancake mixtures:
-To make blueberry pancakes: Add 1/2-1 cup of blueberries after mixing in the milk. Frozen blueberries work well, however, you may end up with purple colored pancakes.
-To make orange cranberry pancakes: Mix 2/3 cup of milk with 1/3 cup of orange juice concentrate and then add to 1 cup of dry pancake mixture. Add 1/3 cup of Craisins or dried cranberries (or cherries). Top with slivered almonds.
-Be creative and make your own pancake flavorings. Some other ideas include adding dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or even adding pumpkin to the wet ingredients to make pumpkin pancakes.