Banana Protein Fluff in a Crunchy Vanilla Protein Basket
I had this idea when I was on the plane coming back to England. I had brought a novel on board that, I figured, would take me two hours to finish. As I turned the final page and closed it though, I realized we still had two more hours left (I miscalculated the flight time). So, there I was – bored. I tried to sleep: no dice. No sketchpad handy either :-( All that was left for me to do was think and it was fluff that first captured my attention. Fluff lead to ice cream which lead to cones which led to the realization that, while I’ve made some protein cones before, none have been truly crunchy and how do you crunch up a cone well… aha!
1/2 cup egg whites
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein
1 tablespoon pea protein (or coconut flour, or ground oats)
1 tablespoon wheat bran
1 tablespoon buckwheat
I made a pancake and, when it was ready, I turned it upside down on a ramekin and grilled it for 10 minutes.
It formed a crunchy, really, really crunchy basket which I let cool before whipping up some fluff by blending and then whisking
1 frozen sliced banana
1/4 cup whey
1/2 tablespoon egg white powder (this was an experiment)
1/4 cup whole milk
Macros per one cone + fluff:
38g carbos (17g sugars/5.6g fiber)
5.5g fat (1.5g sat)
Yeah!!!! I think I should have let the cone cool more because it was lukewarmish by the time I added the fluff so the fluff defluffed a bit quickly BUT, since I LOVE the hot/cold combination, I felt it worked beautifully. I approached it with a spoon at first and then thought, beh, better to bite into it :-D Ohh, delight :-D The crunch of the basket cup with the smoothness of the fluff is just so marvelous!
Try it! I think you can try this with any pancake to be honest, just throw it on a microwavable ramekin so it kind of droops over it and grill it. This will get it to retain its shape and crunch up :-))))))