Love pancakes? Wish there was a way to eat them while still supporting your muscle building (or simply healthy) lifestyle? Fortunately, you can make pancakes that are high in protein and low on carbs. Plus, pancakes have the advantage of being easy to carry around to eat on the go, hot or cold.
The high protein recipe below is courtesy of our friends at BioTrust, makers of fine nutritional supplements to support your health and fitness goals. It does not use any wheat, and therefore also supports gluten-free diets.
No-wheat High Protein Pancakes
- 1/3 cup fat-free whipped cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 2.5 scoops of Vanilla BioTrust Low Carb (~30g of protein)
- 1 tbsp sugar free stevia-sweetened syrup
Combine the cottage cheese, egg whites, and protein powder in a bowl. Blend with a hand-held blender for best results.
Pour the batter into a pan; cook each side approximately 2 mins.
Top with sugar-free syrup and enjoy.
Makes 3 pancakes for a total of 45 delicious grams of protein.
This could make a good break from or addition to the usual egg white breakfast of (real) champions. One bodybuilding champion (unfortunately I don’t recall exactly who) used to start his day with a deck of high protein pancakes. Dorian Yates too had what he called the “Yates cake”, which was a big, thick pancake made with protein powder. A female champion bodybuilder – whoever you are, please pardon my hazy memory –would later borrow the recipe, improve on it, and then rename it after herself.
The above recipe uses vanilla-flavored BioTrust protein blend, perhaps because it more closely mimics “regular” pancakes. If you prefer, you may try their chocolate flavored protein powder instead. I have also added chocolate flavored whey protein powder and oats to regular pancake mix. I must admit that I got the idea from the mentioned Yates cake. The downside is that regular pancake mixes are often high in sugar so you may want to shop around for a healthy alternative.