Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Savory Pancakes
A couple of days ago, I posted a drawing of my red pepper oat wraps on instagram (here). Since then, I’ve gotten quite a few emails and messages from people wanting the exact recipe. It doesn’t feature protein powder per se, but it does feature protein and it’s super yummy, so I’m writing this post to share it here with you.
Before I give you the recipe though, let me tell you a bit of the background:
These oat wraps – or savory pancakes, rather – were born out of a desire to make more ‘mom and baby food.’ You know, food that I can make and eat with the baby, in different forms of course. I make these pancakes a lot now! Using not only red peppers and/or sweet potato but also spinach, broccoli, green beans, cawliflower, and/or leeks! They’re reeeally goooood.
This is what I do:
I make one big bowl of batter and, out of that batter, I fry up two large pancakes (on a pan with tiny bit of coconut oil). One of the pancakes I cut up into strips and give the baby – she absolutely LOVES it! Some of it makes it to the floor but the majority gets consumed with immense amounts of baby gusto :-) The other pancake I then season and stuff with cheese – either ricotta or feta, or a combo of cheese and chicken +/- more veggies, for me. The end product features a nice amount of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals – and it’s deliiiiicious. Like I said above too, you can play around with your veggies as well. These pancakes here, for instance, feature not only red pepper but also sweet potato.
I urge you strongly to try this recipe. Scrap that. I demand that you try it. It’s extremely healthy and your taste buds will love you for it!
1/4 red pepper (20g)
1 small cooked sweet potato (70-100g)
40g of rolled oats (a bit under 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup (140ml) Two Chicks liquid egg whites
1. Blend everything together.
2. Panfry on a bit of coconut oil!
Macros per pancake (out of the two you get from the mix above): 143kcals, 11g protein, 20g carbs (out of which 3g is fiber!) and 2g fat.
PS: If you want to make a higher protein and low-carb version of these pancakes for yourself, go ahead and add some protein powder. Check out Clyde’s pancakes for an example of what you can do with spinach. Bookmark also these yummo red pepper protein wraps.