If you follow me on Instagram (and you totally should – I post mouthwatering food photos, including recipe links, pretty much all day every day!), you’ll know that I am ALL ABOUT my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes. I eat them at least a few times a week and I never get over how incredibly good they are and how you’d never guess that they’re a “protein” pancake. I won’t even share them with my own flesh and blood (I keep telling The Golden Graham Boy “you wouldn’t like them – they’re not for kids,” as he doesn’t need that much concentrated protein in one serving, nor the touch of Sucralose that comes in my protein powder. Moreover, they’re for Mommy and I’m not sharing!).
I didn’t think protein pancakes could get any better – but they did. I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me they could – but they did. It wasn’t until I ran out of my regular vanilla protein powder and decided to use peanut butter flavour protein powder instead that the magic happened – and boy, it did! Still incredibly low in fat, carbohydrates and calories, these Double Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes have 43g of protein per serving and are free of grains, gluten and refined sugar. You’ll never look at breakfast (or pancake supper) the same way again.
I claimed that my Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes were “the best protein pancakes you’ll ever eat,” but I might have to retract that statement. THESE just might be the best protein pancakes you’ll ever eat (at least until my next protein pancake recipe!). I decided to go for pure peanut butter goodness but with no actual peanut butter to keep the fat grams low (you can of course slather these pancakes with actual peanut butter or another nut butter of your choice – I recommend using natural peanut or nut butters to avoid added sugars, trans-fats or preservatives). The fact that they are very low in carbohydrates also opens the door for you to add carbs (if desired/required) any way you like – drizzle with pure (Canadian) maple syrup, smear with honey or serve with your favourite fruit spreads, preserves, jams or jellies (“Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time!”). I opted for a classic peanut butter partner: BANANA (and now we can do the banana-dance here!).
Banana-dance your way to the kitchen and fire up the griddle for these peanut butter beauties – you won’t be sorry!
Double Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
Thick, fluffy, peanut butter pancakes – these taste SO GOOD it’s hard to believe that they are packed with protein (>40g per serving!) and rich peanut butter flavour, and yet are low in fat, low in carbohydrates and free of gluten, grains and refined sugar!
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
1.5 scoops (45g) protein powder of choice – I used Quest Nutrition Peanut Butter Protein Powder*
2 tbsp (12g) powdered peanut butter OR peanut flour – I used PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter*
1/4 tsp (1g) baking powder
1 egg white
1/3 – 1/2 cup of water (as required to reach desired consistency for pancake batter – a thinner batter will yield an end result more like a crepe)
1. Pre-heat a large pan or griddle and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Stir the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add water a small amount at a time until desired batter consistency is reached.
3. Pour batter onto pre-heated pan or skillet roughly 1/4 cup at a time (recipe yields 4-5 pancakes with a 4″ diameter).
4. Cook until air bubbles start to form and edges are firm. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes more until cooked through.
5. Serve immediately or pack for travel. Recipe easily multiplies for additional servings (because everyone will want what you’re eating!).
Calories: 227 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 3g Fiber: 4g Protein: 43g
These pancakes are wonderful on their own or you can add your favourite pancake sauce or syrup. To keep the carbs low, I like to use Walden Farms Calorie Free Pancake Syrup*. As per the photos, I’d much prefer to get my carbohydrates (and fiber and potassium) from a banana!
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2 thoughts on “Double Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes (Gluten-free, Grain-free, Refined sugar-free)”
These sounds divine! 🙂 I really love how conscious your blog is. Keep it up!
Thanks, LFDY! I’m really excited to try some of your recipes!
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