Wholesome Chow Protein Pancakes

As can probably tell from seeing all the protein pancake recipes I have uploaded at Protein Pow, I LOVE protein pancakes. I love making them, I love flipping them, I love eating them (aaaand I love licking the plate). Protein pancakes are one of my favorite foods to have for breakfast or after a good workout. Why? Because, besides being delicious, they’re incredibly easy to make and they take no time at all! Which makes them perfect for those times you get home from the gym and just want to get fed – NOW.

I’ve created quite a few different recipes for protein pancakes (check out pages 16-21 of my cookbook for some of my all-time favorite) but what I’ve also done quite a lot is try ready-made pancake mixes. I tried a bunch when I was in the US last month and there’s been some that have been OK, a few that have been atrocious, and only a couple that have well and truly impressed me. One of them is Wholesome Chow’s :-)

Ingredients in flour:

Organic White Rice Flour
Organic Brown Rice Flour
Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder
Organic Potato Starch
Organic Tapioca Starch
Sodium Bicarbonate
Evaporated Sea Salt
Xanthan Gum
Egg Whites


 To make them I just followed the instructions in  the pancake mix and added 100mg of liquid egg whites (the mix doesn’t contain eggs) to up the protein. They’re fluffy and airy and the flavor is fantastic – mild and almost buttery with a subtle sweetness from the tapioca, rice, and potato flours. 

They go really well with maple or pancake syrup (I used calorie-free Walden’s Pancake Syrup) and I enjoyed these with immense gusto. One could say I.. chowed them down, har har har 

Macro wise, they’re good too. They’re good post-workout as they contain 44g of carbs and 22.5g of protein (that’s with the extra 100g of egg whites that I added).  

These pancakes make me want to delve into the land of brown rice flour and tapioca! Because those are two ingredients I don’t use much of and I think are great for getting really soft cakey-like textures. These pancakes make me curious… curious about egg-less pancakes (which these pancakes COULD be if you add apple cider instead of egg), curious about using xanthan gum in pancakes, curious about using more rice protein powder, curious about… so many things


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