Let’s Do Brunch: We’re Sharing Our Protein Powder Pancake Recipe
With delicious chocolatey flavor and ideal nutrients to start your day, this is a breakfast win.
Who among us doesn’t love a good brunch? After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and a gorgeous brunch spread just adds a little something special to the experience. But while this meal can certainly be an indulgent, caviar-and-smoked-salmon-style soiree, it pays to have a few at-home options for a healthy, yummy, and convenient brunch. Enter, our protein powder pancake recipe.
A Versatile Ingredient
First, we want to touch on the secret sauce that is protein powder. Many of us think of it only as a post-workout blended drink. But with a little creative thinking, protein powder can be a major tool in getting your (and your family’s) nutrients in for the day.
With organic pumpkin and pea protein, prebiotics and probiotics, 110 calories, 16 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of fat, our vegan PlantYourDay® protein powder here at Hush & Hush is that perfect partner.
Consider adding it to overnight oats, chia seed puddings, muffin recipes, and even healthy desserts, like cake balls or cookies.
Now, let’s jump into the real reason you’re here—a go-to guide for the ultimate protein powder pancake!
PlantYourDay® Protein Powder Pancake Recipe
½ Cup of PlantYourDay® Protein Powder
1 ½ Cups of All-Purpose Flour (consider an oat flour for an extra healthy boost)
3 ½ Teaspoons of Baking Powder (the key to fluffy pancakes!)
¼ Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1 Tablespoon of Oil (avocado, vegetable, coconut) or Butter
1 ½ Cups of Milk (any kind will do, so adjust per your preference)
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the protein powder, flour, baking powder, salt, and chia seeds.
Add in the oil or butter, egg, and milk. Some lumps are okay, but if you feel the batter is unusually thick, consider adding some extra milk.
Get your griddle or favorite pan heated up to medium and ready to go. Use either a nonstick or grease with your go-to oil or cooking spray. Then, pour yourself a protein powder pancake! When each one begins to bubble on the top, it is time to flip. This often takes about three minutes but will depend on your appliances/exact heating levels. Just eyeball it! Once flipped, look for the same signs on the other side for a finished protein powder pancake.
After you’ve used up all the batter, create a delectable stack and serve with your favorite garnish. Personally, we love the idea of berries on a chocolate protein powder pancake, but a little whipped cream wouldn’t hurt either. 😉
Food for Thought: Customize It
Before we go, we wanted to offer up one more little tip: customize your protein powder pancake! Experimenting in the kitchen is fun for family members young and old, so try out adding some of your own favorites. If you love peanut butter flavors, consider tossing in a little PBfit powder. If a chocolate and raspberry combo is your jam, test it out.
We also love the idea of making seasonal adjustments for a little bit of festivity.
Top your protein powder pancake stack with a few chocolate eggs to celebrate spring. Add some peppermint syrup for the wintertime. The possibilities are endless!
Get creative, and be well … happy brunch!
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