I’ve had a couple visitors in the last week and haven’t been making much at home. My diet consisted of Chicago deep dish pizza, Steak n’ Shake, cereal, and Italian beef sandwiches with sweet peppers. This was all delicious, and most definitely overdue, but it is definitely great to be back on track with my normal eating regimen.
One of my favorite breakfast meals were waffles or pancakes: waffles with warm strawberry compote or fluffy chocolate chip pancakes. I will sometimes make protein pancakes or waffles for myself, but those usually contain some sort of carb. For days I’m trying to cut back or take a rest day from the gym, I’ll throw a batch of these together!
No-Carb Protein Pancakes
- 1 scoop protein powder of your choice (I used white chocolate flavored)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 egg (separated)
- 1/4 cup of milk of your choice
- sugar-free syrup (or syrup of your choice)
- optional: sprinkle of granulated sugar, salted/unsalted butter
- Mix the protein powder, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a bowl
- Separate the egg white in to a separate bowl and place the egg yolk in to the dry ingredient bowl.
- Whisk for a few minutes until soft peaks form (shiny, still semi-foamy, and when lifting the whisk out of the egg whites the peak does not stand up straight).
- Add milk to dry ingredient bowl and stir all ingredients to combine.
- Taking a 1/4 of the mixture at a time, fold in the egg whites to the rest of the ingredients. Do not overmix
- Heat a pan with either a bit of butter or nonstick spray over medium/medium-high heat
- Scoop 1/4 of the mixture on to the hot pan and cook for about a minute
- Flip and cook for 45 seconds-1 minute on other side
- Remove from pan and plate – I like to put an upside down plate on top to keep the pancakes moist and warm while cooking the rest of the batch.
- Repeat with remainder of batter, adding butter and/or nonstick spray as needed
- While cooking pancakes, heat up your syrup of choice
- Top with your own toppings! Fruit, chocolate chips, butter, or just syrup