In honor of my second modified protein fast day of the week, I am sharing the one recipe that has helped me get through it! These Low Carb (and low fat) Protein Pancakes consist of only 3 ingredients, and can be flavored with any number of spices that tickle your fancy. I especially love them because I can nibble on one at a time throughout the morning during fasted days, and on any other day, I can stack them up and devour them with mixed berries and REAL syrup! Ahhhh, syrup. Yum.
- 1 Scoop Casein or Whey Powder (I use Vanilla)
- 6 egg Whites
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (Again, I use Vanilla)
- Spices of your Choice (My favorites are Cinnamon and Ginger)
- Cooking Spray
- Blend together all ingredients for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Heat a pan or griddle on to medium-high, lightly spray with cooking spray and cook just like you would a pancake or crepe.
This recipe is extremely versatile. Just mix in your favorite spices to really elevate the flavor. My absolute favorite right now is 1 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of ground Ginger. I would also suggest using a pumpkin pie spice, or chai, or cocoa powder. In any case, if you prefer a sweeter pancake, add a couple tablespoons of zero calorie sweetener like Stevia in the Raw. You could go really crazy and use a different flavor protein powder…Chocolate perhaps?
Also, if your not watching your fat intake, but still want to keep it low-carb, replace the egg whites with whole eggs. You only need 3 instead of six though. Likewise, if you are watching your fat intake, but not your carbs, just add some oats to the egg white/protein powder mix. If you don’t give a shit about fat or carbs, then go to town with whole eggs, whole milk and oats, and you will still have yourself a pretty damn good protein-filled snack!
Play around with this recipe. Keep in mind this low-carb pancake is much thinner than a normal pancake, but a tad bit thicker than a crepe. You will thank yourself later by pouring a small amount of batter in the pan so you can get used to how it cooks. Flipping the mixture without making a mess can be a challenge if you make the pancake too big!
Here are the macros for the entire recipe which makes about six, 6″ pancakes.