As you may or may not know (e.g. by following this page here), I’m on every issue of Muscle & Fitness magazine this year! Dishing up hardcore protein recipes. I’m also on this month’s Men’s Health magazine (as a “chef who’ll add muscle to your meals” – check it out, hehe.) I always get REALLY excited when new issues hits the shelves and today was no exception – as soon as the store opened, BOOM! there I was to get my copy and POW! there on page 100 I found them: my protein pancakes. Right then and there I decided to make a stack of protein pancakes to demolish post-workout but… I didn’t which flavor to make them! So I took to facebook to ask you guys. And this is what you chose: Apple & Cinnamon Protein Pancakes.
1/2 thinly sliced apple
1/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup sunwarrior vanilla protein pow (or casein)
1 whole egg
1 egg white
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1. Steam your sliced apple. I steamed mine for five minutes but you can steam it for longer if you want your apple to be softer (just don’t steam it for ages because we’re not after baby food here).
2. Once the apple is nice and soft, put it aside and make your pancakes by blending all the above ingredients together and frying up the batter on a nonstick pan with some kind of nonstick agent on it (i.a. coconut oil, PAM, low-cal spray, or even butter). I used low-cal spray.
Macros per Batch:
38.9g carbs (out of which 4.7 is fiber)
9.1g fat (1.7g sat)
Important: Make sure your pan is sizzling hot when you pour your pancake batter on it BUT, as soon as your pancakes are on it, lower it down to medium. Flip when ready to flip. When they’re ready, layer them up with your apple and add cinnamon on top. That’s it: done!
The end product is excellent. They came up denser than regular but oh! they soaked the syrup beautifully and nom nom nom nom.
You can top them with whatever you want. I used cal-free maple syrup (this stuff) but regular maple will work as would nut butter, protein fluff, or whatever you want really.
PS: If you liked these pancakes, check out my Apple Pie Protein Pancakes in the Protein Pow Cookbook! Because they’re related to these.