Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes

June 5, 2009 at 10:46 PM Leave a comment

Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes with Fruit Salad

Cherry Almond Protein Pancakes with Fruit Salad

Protein pancakes are definitely my most frequently used recipe.  Why?  They are delicious, quick, and healthy, plus they can be adapted to suit whatever ingredients you have available.  They are equally excellent served warm or cold – and the perfect way to get a TON of protein without meat.  The other day I tried a Cherry/Almond combination for the first time, and it was definitely along my favourite combinations!  You can use different types of nut butters, different flavoured protein, add spices/raisins/nuts as you desire, use different fruit in the pancakes (or leave it out all together) – whatever you like!  The recipe below will make too generous portions of pancakes, and should definitely leave you nice and full! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 cup rolled oats
  • 2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon low fat milk
  • 10 almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 15 cherries, coarsley chopped (with pits removed!)
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • Dash of cream of tarter
  • Fruit salad for serving (optional)

Method:

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats, whey protein powder and baking powder.  Add the almond butter and milk, and stir as well as possible (its OK if not all the dry ingredients get wet)
  • In a separate, clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a dash of cream of tarter until the whites are foamy (with no liquid whites left)
  • Take one scoop of the egg whites, and slowly incorporate it into the oat mixture, to loosen the mixture.  Add the rest of the egg whites and slowly mix it all together.
    Note: At first it will look like a TON of egg whites compared to the other ingredients.  Its OK.  Stir it all together until all the egg whites are coloured with the rest of the batter – this may take a few minutes!
  • Carefully stir in the chopped cherries and almonds
  • In a pre-heated frying pan (sprayed with some cooking spray), drop a scoop of the batter.  Let cook on one side, and flip to cook the other side.  This is just like any other pancakes – when the batter on the raw side starts bubbling, its time to flip them!\
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter.

You can eat these pancakes plain on the go – but they may be a little dry.  My favourite it to serve them with a fresh made fruit salad (I just chop up whatever fruit I have available) and maybe some yogurt or cottage cheese.  You could probably use butter/jam/syrup like regular pancakes if you wanted!

Nutritional Information:
(Based on 2 servings)

Calories: 300
Fat: 14 grams
Carbs: 40g
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 40 grams

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