Pancakes are a delicious treat, but if you’re not careful they can pack on a ton of calories, nevermind leave you feeling gassy and bloated. There are healthier takes on the standard pancake recipe, and this particular one is one of my personal favourites. This morning it was sunny and beautiful, I was just relaxing after a great HIIT session, so I thought it was the perfect time to whip up some of these for everyone, and let me tell you, they were absolutely delicious. With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I thought it would be a cute idea to celebrate early in my own little way, with fun heart-shaped pancakes. No matter what shape you make them, they offer a lot of nutritional value.
Whole Wheat Protein Pancakes
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1. In a large bowl, whip the eggs, Greek yogurt and milk together.
2. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine the flour, protein powder and baking soda.
3. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients, and use a whisk to mix everything together.
4. Warm a griddle or frying pan over medium heat, and spoon the batter on, using about 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. When you see bubbles spreading across the top, flip the pancakes and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side, or until lightly browned. If you want to make these cute heart shapes, simply scoop all of the batter into a plastic baggie, snip the very end of one corner off, and squeeze the batter out so you can basically draw the shape right onto the griddle. SO easy and so much fun!
Top with your favourite berries for a sweet finishing touch. These pancakes are packed full of protein and remember, you can always substitute the almond milk for any other plant milk, and even switch the flour to gluten-free if you prefer.