Did you like the alliteration above? Well, the recipes you are going to see below, or rather the tricks to the perfect pancake, are even better!
The very thing that I love about hotcakes is they are easy to prepare, so instead of starting my mornings with a cup of coffee or a bowl of cereal I like to whip up a batch and eat a proper breakfast meal. Not that there aren’t other scrumptious recipes out there, it is just that pancakes have always been my favorite.
Protein-Packed Ingredients to Put in Your Pancakes
Let’s start with the key ingredients to every hotcake batter.
Eggs. They have been the very first source of protein for our ancestors so no wonder they are an appropriate ingredient to include in your batter.
Milk. Another essential ingredient every pancake recipe contains is milk. A cup of milk contains 8 g of protein, which makes it a tiny bit less protein-packed than eggs.
Peanut butter. Maybe the most popular spread for hotcakes is also a very rich source of protein, so next time you need some energy boost don’t be shy in the use of it.
Cheese and Greek Yogurt. Cottage and Swiss cheese are very rich in protein and what’s more, they will make your pancakes fluffier, and are a great topping to go with regular pancakes.
Combine the Right Pancake Ingredients for the DV of Protein
First of all, let’s see how much protein you need to be consuming on a daily basis.
56 grams per day for men.
46 grams per day for women.
And now, to create the perfect protein-packed pancake recipe make sure to use 2 large eggs (12 g), half a cup of milk (4 g) 2 tablespoons of butter (8 g), a cup of Greek yogurt (23 g) among the other ingredients. (12 + 4 + 8+ 23 =46)
And for the male intake add a slice of Canadian bacon (10g).
You can always reduce the amount of the ingredients in accordance with your preferences, mind you, this is the ideal hotcake that will fill the daily intake of protein, so don’t go and eat a whole steak for lunch if you’ve had a stack of these for breakfast.
Make Your Pancakes Even More Energy Boosting
Besides these ingredients, you can always spice things up with some fruits and berries.
Bananas are a rich source of potassium and blueberries are great antioxidants. So the Whole Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes are definitely a great choice for your breakfast.
Coconut flour is another great ingredient that goes well with all of the above-mentioned ones. This why another recipe on the breakfast list should be the Carob Chip Coconut Protein Pancakes.
Another all-purpose flour substitute is the almond meal. Hotcakes made with this ingredient will not only be filled to the brim with protein, but they will be rich in fiber and will definitely keep you satiated.