Goat Whey & Apple Protein Pancakes – A Guest Post by Ben Coomber

This latest guest post is super exciting because it features one of the most creative and fanciful protein pancake recipes and also comes with a video – and a spiffily edited one too – from Ben, from Body Type Nutrition. If you haven’t checked out Ben’s site and facebook page, do! This man – a performance nutritionist and personal trainer – is one of the most approachable people out there and is always there to answer questions and share his massive wealth of nutritional information. So yeah, thanks a bunch, Ben! For creating this massive stack of protein (pancakes) and experimenting with your goat (whey!) Mic over to ya, BOOOM!

Anna set me the challenge of making a new protein pancake recipe with goat whey protein* There are many protein pancake recipes here on her site but not many with goat whey! Goat whey is my choice of way and I have tons of it so, after a massive workout to earn the carb and protein feast, I set about my recipe. Here is a breakdown or, if you want, you can skip straight to the video which is more fun ;-)


3 whole eggs
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
whole goat’s milk (as much as needed to form a pancake batter)
2 big scoops goat whey
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 small grated carrot
1-2 tablespoons toffee flavdrops
1 tablespoons desiccated coconut

Topping ingredients:

2 apples stewed for 15-20 minutes with a little sugar and a LOT of cinnamon.

Extra topping:

whole goat yogurt and golden syrup.

Macros per Serving: N/A


On the whole, I found that if I added more carrot, it would have brought the moisture level up so I added a lot more (probably the size of a large carrot). The yogurt on top really complimented the chocolate richness and the coconut (which gave the pancakes an amazing texture), together with the apple, made the whole thing delicious! There were four pancakes in total and, particularly after my grueling workout, the carbs from the syrup and apples were more than well received. To learn more about what I did (and see the perfect flip of a pancake), check out the video :-)

*Now, though some of you may think goat whey is too ‘out there’ to really bother dabbling into it, it’s worth bearing in mind that goat whey has a comparable nutritional profile to cow’s whey, that it’s hypoallergenic, that it’s friendly to those wanting to avoid dairy (like our man Ben here), and that it really tastes sweet – like regular cow’s whey! 

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