If I could have pancakes every day, I think I just might. My kids have also inherited my love of the most perfect breakfast food there ever was. I’m not above making them for dinner either.
Regular pancakes are pretty much just a plate of carbs covered in sugar syrup and butter. And there isn’t anything wrong with that, except that there isn’t really anything good about that either. They don’t really offer much in the way of nutritional value. I’ve tried other “healthy” pancake recipes and I was never too thrilled with them. The 3 ingredient ones with just bananas and eggs or some such nonsense? Yeah, those aren’t very good. I like my pancakes fluffy! I do enjoy Kodiak pancake mix, but I was looking for something I could make myself. Something that I could throw together on Saturday morning with stuff I already have in my pantry.
Enter: These delicious protein pancakes! I’m sure you could change up the flavors if you want by using other flavored powders, but I like the plainness of vanilla. The vanilla offers sweetness without adding too much sugar and it lends itself well to a number of different toppings.
Vanilla Protein Pancakes
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all purpose flour
1 scoop vanilla protein powder* or vanilla Shakeology**
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
* You can use whatever kind of protein you want. It doesn’t matter if it is plant-based or whey. I really like this whey powder from MTS Nutrition.
** Shakeology is a great nutrient-dense meal replacement drink. Contact me if you want more information. You can follow this link here. I used this when I made them because 1. We were out of MTS vanilla and only had the cookies and cream, and 2. I wanted the extra nutrients that are in the Shakeology.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract. Then add the dry ingredients and mix well.
Ladle onto a hot griddle sprayed with non-stick spray. Cook until golden brown and flip. Should only take a few minutes. Cook until golden on the other side.