Light and fluffy Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup – made with whole wheat flour, protein powder, and no refined sugar. The perfect start to any day.
My daily breakfast is so predictable. Oatmeal. For. Breakfast. Every. Day. It’s my unbreakable set-in-stone habit. Well, things are about to get really interesting around here with these Protein Pancakes because it looks like my oatmeal might have some some breakfast competition.
These Protein Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup are so good and so easy to make, that I’m actually considering breaking my breakfast ritual. I mean, they are just as healthy, equally filling, packed with energy, and a lot prettier than my go-to oats.
Oh yeah, and they are cakes. FOR BREAKFAST. && THEY’RE HEALTHY. Win win win. Seriously, who ever created the first pancake was a total genius.
If you’re still not sold on these pancakes, let me give you a few more reasons why you should make these for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner, or as a post-workout meal) …
… reason one: they are so easy to make and take 15 minutes from beginning to end. You just need one bowl and whisk. You can even throw everything in a blender if you don’t feel like mixing.
… reason two: Strawberry Syrup. It’s nothing fancy – just fresh strawberries cooked down in some honey. Don’t skip out on this because it really takes the pancakes to a whole other level.
… reason three: Naked Nutrition’s Less Naked Vanilla Whey Protein made with only three ingredients – grass fed whey, organic coconut sugar, and vanilla. That’s right; no additives and no artificial sweeteners, making this one of the cleanest and tastiest proteins out there.
… reason four: these pancakes are perfect to make for mom on Mother’s Day this Sunday. My mom is going to be in NYC this weekend and this is best breakfast to make my mom … and for you to make yours!
… reason five: protein pancakes make a great post-workout meal. They are high in protein and have a good amount of carbs to help with muscle recovery. Plus they are very low fat, which won’t slow down protein and carbohydrate digestion that is necessary after a workout.
Protein pancakes = a new & improved breakfast .. and I’m liking this alottt.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- 3½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups milk (you can also use non dairy milk such as almond or soy milk)*
- 1½ cups chopped strawberries
- ¼ cup honey
- In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Add egg, coconut oil, vanilla, and milk. Stir until just combined.
- Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Grease with coconut oil or cooking spray, if desired. Pour ⅓ cup of batter on the hot skillet and cook until the pancake bubbles on top and the edges begin to dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another minute, or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Combine strawberries and honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until boiling. Cook for 5 minutes, until the strawberries break down. Use a fork to mash any large pieces.