After a long training session, it’s really easy to start snacking and one obvious choice is to create some homemade pancakes. Quick to create, you can have them on your plate in under 10 minutes.
There are many pancake recipes, but if you want to lose weight and build some muscle, you’ll be seeking a high-protein option. Here at Short Motivation, we’ve tried many of these, yet they never turn out too well – often thick in texture, dry or flavourless. It’s tricky trying to combine low-sugar with high-protein and get a tasty healthy recipe.
This pancake recipe is one of our favourites, it combines the minimum amount of ingredients, yet offers a high protein base and tastes like a regular pancake, which is a bonus. The best part, it doesn’t include any protein powder. These are excellent for an early morning meal as they are rapid to cook and there’s enough ingredients to create pancakes for two people. To make a gluten-free version, simply substitute the oats for gluten-free oats.
|Ingredients (makes 6-8 small pancakes)|
|2 egg whites|
|300g cottage cheese|
|1 cup of oats|
|1 tsp of vanilla essence|
|¼ cup blueberries (optional)|
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth pancake mixture (except the blueberries).
Grease a pan, ideal a pancake pan, with oil (we prefer coconut oil) and warm to a medium heat. Pour about 10cm of pancake mix onto your hot pan and cook for around 2-3 minutes on each side. If you want to add blueberries, add them before the pancake mix is fully formed on your pan.
It’s worth noting that these pancakes won’t be as easy to flip as normal ones so we recommend using a spatula. Stack nicely for serving and top with your favourite topping. Good toppings include; maple syrup, banana, dark chocolate spread and a small amount of raspberry jam.