For most in the UK, Shrove Tuesday started with bright blue skies and crisp fresh air, the perfect way to get you in the mood for a traditional pancake or two in the morning. If you’re a traditionalist then you’ll celebrate the day by consuming pancakes… and if you’re into ‘getting those gaiiiinnnssss’… then you’ll also go for pancakes today, but the high PROTEIN variety. I mean why wouldn’t you, its tradition and theirs MUSCLE MASS to be had!
Pancakes aren’t all that bad…
In fact, they aren’t bad at all, there are literally thousands of foods that offer little to no nutrition other than calories, that are calorie dense and little more than that. So when you have a food that delivers eggs, milk, some flour and oats, you really do have a recipe that’s pretty well balanced and healthy! Should you want a recipe that is set and ready to go then consider this protein packed pancake mix by Supashape.
- 300g wholewheat flour
- 100g oats
- 600ml full fat milk
- 2-3 scoops of your favourite protein powder (flavour is up to you)
- 2-3 large eggs
- 1 tbsp omega oil (Optimum Health Omega Oil Blend)
– Add the flour, oats and protein into a mixing bowl and mix together
– Add the eggs, milk and oil into the bowl and mix into a smooth batter
– Heat a frying pan to medium heat adding a little butter or coconut oil to grease the pan
– Pour in enough batter to thinly cover the base of the pan
– Cook until the bottom of pancake is browning and the edges are starting to crisp, then flip.
Try adding some nut butter and banana to this to further increase the protein count and overall nutritional value.
An average 6” diameter pancake should deliver around 10g of protein, with this recipe making about 8-10 pancakes.
Nutrition per 3-4 Pancakes
Why do pancakes have a bad rap?
You guessed it, it’s the crap people pour over them (me included from time to time). Granted, a little serving of syrup, honey or sugar doesn’t detract from the good hit of protein and carbs you get from these pancakes, but they can take a nutrition dense 400-500 calories to a nutrition dense 600- 700 calories, and if you’re looking to stay lean… then this just won’t do.