Tiramisu Protein Pancakes

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Every now and then, I love to have you guys decide my fate, well… the fate of my postworkout meal. The way it works is this: I drop a list of recipe options on facebook and ask YOU to choose the blog’s next recipe. I then go to the gym while the votes pile up and, an hour or so later, get home (ravenous and buzzing creative energy), count the votes, and make the winning recipe. It’s a blast for me because I never quite know what you will choose and, a lot of the times, the options are completely out there so that I never quite know how they’ll turn out either! It’s a game of chance, completely and, for this reason, I like to drop a joker in all my stacks. This weeks, the joker was the ‘Protein Vincent’ (it got two votes, booo). Last week, it was ‘Something with a Face’ (it got one vote) and the time before that ‘Protein Pinguins’ (two votes). I keep waiting for the jokers to attract the majority of votes but, so far, no dice. Maybe next time my recipe for Protein Eugenes will win? Time will tell.

Anyways, this week the Protein Tiramisu won! It was close: 14-12 against a Pumpkin Protein Pie Recipe (with crust). As soon as I got from from the gym, I counted the votes, on came the apron and BOOOOOM! I got to work.

Ingredients:

For the cakey part:
1 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 cup unflavored Plant Fusion no access to Plant FusionTurn to the Substitutions Chart  ;-)
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 tablespoons toffee flavdrops
1 shot decaf espresso (could do regular caf espresso, I just don’t like downing more caffeine postworkout)

For the filling:
1/8 cup ricotta cheese (could sub this with good old Mascarpone!)
1 tablespoon Plant Fusion (again, sub with casein if you don’t have any Plant Fusion)
1/8 cup cartoned coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon toffee flavdrops

Directions:

1. Blend cakey ingredients together and pan fry.

2. After that, mix the filling ingredients with a spoon.

3. Finally, stack the whole thing up – pancake, filling, pancake, filling, pancake, filling – and sprinkled with cocoa powder.

Macros per Serving (out of 2):

245kcals
29.2g protein
7.65g carbs (4.6g sugars)
8.8g fat (2g sat)
4.45g fiber

OK. This yielded six small pancakes (you COULD make three bigger ones or one gigantic one; I just wanted to end up with two stacks of three so I did it this way).  at the end, KaPOWWWW!

Result? Ohhhh, Zeus almighty! The batter itself in its uncooked form is worthy of accolades (I had a couple of spoonfuls before frying up the pancakes and, I tell you, it was one of the best batters I’ve ever made). I loved loved loved the Plant Fusion! It’s the first time I try it and it’s gorgeous – mildy nutty, creamy, and ohhh, splendid! If I could rap, I’d break into freestyling some madness while forcefully dropping some shapes right now. Because oh! this is one of those recipes that you’ve GOT to try.

 

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Anna Sward is the creator of Protein Pow and one of the world’s leading experts on protein powder-based cooking. Her recipes have been featured in several leading magazines and she is a columnist and feature writer at bodybuilding.com, Muscle & Fitness magazine, and fitocracy.com. Anna regularly hosts cooking workshops with professional athletes and members of the general public. She is the author of The Ultimate Protein Powder Cookbook and creator of the Protein Pow App.

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