I have a confession to make, I might have just been converted from peanut butter to cashew butter. The thick layer of melted cashew butter running down the side of these protein pancakes was heavenly! This recipe is a slight variation on my plain protein pancake recipe with the addition of a little vanilla and baobab to give it a little more flavour. I used Aduna World Baobab powder. You don’t need much to add a wonderful fruity flavour and it works even better in smoothies or porridge.
I am carb loading today because I have training all weekend. I saw this as an opportunity to make a big stack of protein pancakes. Who wouldn’t? I hope you love the recipe.
I used a crepe maker for the first time in this recipe. In terms of flavour it obviously provides no benefit, however the hot plate is perfectly flat unlike my usual pan and has a great non stick surface, meaning flatter more evenly cooked pancakes. Winner. It also has the added benefit of not having any sides meaning that you no longer have to struggle with getting your pancakes out of the pan. They are not very expensive, averaging £30 , if you can get your hands on one I would definitely recommend it and the results will speak for themselves.
Vanilla Protein Pancakes
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp. of spelt flour
- 1 banana
- 1 serving of vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp. of baobab
- ½ tsp. of vanilla essence
- ½ tsp. of cinnamon
- ½ tsp. of ginger
- ½ tsp. of baking powder
- Add milk until desired consistency is reached (I used 150ml)
- Electric whisk the; eggs, banana, vanilla essence, cinnamon, ginger, baobab and baking powder until light and airy.
- Then gradually add your protein and flour.
- Add milk as and when needed in order to maintain your desired consistency.
- Heat up a pan (low heat) and spread the thinnest layer of grease over the top, you can use butter but I use a one Kcal spray.
- Spread your batter over the pan in a circle.
- Leave to cook until you see bubbles, then flip.
- Wait the same amount of time as it took to cook on the first side then remove and start to stack.
If you need a few pointers because your pancakes have been coming out different sizes, not perfectly circular or a little dark in colour, check out my Perfect Protein Pancake Pointers article for all you could possibly need to know to cook up the perfect batch of pancakes every time.
I hope you enjoyed reading and if you make a batch I would love to see how you got on. Simply post a picture of your pancakes on social media and tag me @healthyjon.