Protein Pancake Fail
Thursday: Rest/ Weights/Abs
Friday: Rest/ Abs
Still trucking, or should I say slugging, away at my rest week.
Let me start off by saying I’m a total fan of regular pancakes. I personally think pancakes are supposed to be made of carbohydrates and are meant to be light and fluffy and bread like. However, I wanted to experiment and delve into the world of protein pancakes. After lifting weights on Thursday, I came home and tried my hand at it. I came across an easy recipe HERE, but modified it a bit, to look like this:
- 1 scoop vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- splach of vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 1/3 c egg beaters egg whites
- 1 Tbsp. Almond Milk
Well my friends, this came out WAY to runny. Most likely it was from the egg whites not coming from actual eggs, but from the equivalent amount of egg white beaters in the original recipe, so who knows… I added another half scoop of protein powder and it was thick enough to pour… kind of, haha…
The puffyness did not compensate for the spongy texture 🙁 They looked like decent tasting pancakes, but don’t let that fool you! The texture was horrible and almost made a squeaky sounds when chewing. The flavor was actually OK. The best way I can describe it is to think of cinnamon vanilla sponges. Yummo Oh! Right? Ehhh not so much.
After getting through one plain pancake, I tried to jazz one up with jam. Nope, didn’t work. Let’s just say the trash ate the third one. And that says a lot, because Heather doesn’t throw food away. Next time, I think I’ll either a) stick with my regular pancakes or b) try a recipe that had some soft of flour in it. On a happier note, good thing I had my Godiva Chocolate of the month to come to the rescue in the tasty department 🙂
And real quick, I just have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my amazing Dad!
Have you jumped on the protein pancake bandwagon?
What is your favorite pancake recipe?