Lighten Up – Pancake Edition
August 11, 2011
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High protein / low carb pancakes seem to be EVERYWHERE around the blog world these days. Luckily, I am a breakfast fanatic and never mind trying out a new pancake recipe!
I already posted about lightening up a restaurant inspired sweet potato pancake if you want to check that out here.
As much as I love Denny’s or IHOPs sugary pancake breakfasts, it’s nice to indulge for less than 600+ calories sometimes. Last week, I attempted Tina’s protein pancakes:
I added some toasted walnuts to the batter and ended up with a banana/walnut cake that was delicious and had a real-pancake-like consistency.
This week’s test was the recipe most recently posted on Eating Bird Food. I found the batter too runny and ended up adding some oat flour to make it stay together.
It was a little plain, chewy, and flat, but definitely better with some Healthy Diva inspired protein “frosting” on top (made with mashed banana and vanilla protein powder).
Lastly, I posted about my experience with the Fitnessista’s recipe last week. They were tasty and filling, but just didn’t have the texture I was hoping for.
My favorite blog-inspired cakes? Definitely Biochemista’s garbanzo bean flour pancakes. They have the most similar consistency and flavor to a regular pancake. Yes, they are higher in calories since they are more than egg whites and protein powder, but they are worth the price tag of the GB flour & the few extra calories. Even my picky eating health-food phobic family likes them.
Am I missing any great alternative pancake recipes? What’s your favorite?