Tired of the same old breakfast routine and looking for a delicious and nutritious way to start your day? Well, look no further! We've dived deep into the world of protein pancakes, focusing on an easy and mouthwatering recipe using Molto, our Madagascan vanilla and cinnamon protein powder.
Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a busy professional, or someone who just wants a tasty and fulfilling breakfast, these vanilla protein pancakes are sure to become a new favourite in your morning routine. Below, we explore the benefits of protein pancakes and guide you through a step-by-step recipe.
The Rise of Protein Pancakes
In recent years, protein pancakes have gained popularity for several reasons. As more people recognise the importance of protein in their diet, protein pancakes have become a delicious go-to option for those seeking a healthy and satisfying way to start their day. Playing a crucial role in various bodily functions, protein helps aid muscle repair, boost metabolism, and satiety.
Protein pancakes are a great way to help you feel fuller for longer periods, reducing the temptation for unhealthy snacking throughout the day.
Our Molto Protein Super-Shake, with its sweet and versatile flavour, is an excellent addition to protein pancakes. Not only does it enhance the taste, but it also provides an extra boost of protein, making your breakfast more nutritionally balanced.
The Benefits of Protein Pancakes:
Muscle Repair and Growth:
It goes without saying that the protein powder contributes a significant amount to these protein pancakes. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, making these pancakes an ideal post-workout breakfast option.
Satiety and Weight Management:
Protein is known for its satiating properties. By incorporating protein pancakes into your breakfast, you're more likely to feel full and satisfied, reducing the likelihood of unhealthy snacking and aiding in weight management.
Oats in the protein pancakes provide complex carbohydrates, offering a steady release of energy throughout the morning. The banana not only adds natural sweetness but also contributes essential nutrients like potassium and dietary fibre.
Versatility in Toppings:
One of the best things about protein pancakes is their versatility. You can personalise your protein pancake stack with a variety of toppings to suit your taste and nutritional preferences. Consider adding nuts, seeds, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a nutritious flavour boost.
Now let's explore a detailed recipe for our delicious and easy vanilla protein pancakes...
How to make Protein Pancakes
18g protein | 55g carbohydrates | 6g fat | 285 calories
1 cup of oats
1 scoop of Veloforte Molto protein powder
1 ripe banana
1 cup of almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
Cooking spray or a small amount of oil for the pan.
1. Blend the Oats:
To create a fine pancake mix, start by blending the oats in a high-quality blender or food processor. This step ensures a smooth texture and even distribution of ingredients.
2. Combine Ingredients:
In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe banana thoroughly. Add the blended oats, Molto protein powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Slowly pour in the almond milk while stirring the mixture until you achieve a smooth batter.
3. Let the Batter Rest:
Allow the batter to rest for at least 5-10 minutes. This resting period allows the oats to absorb the liquid, resulting in a more cohesive and fluffy pancake texture.
4. Heat the Pan:
Preheat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Lightly coat the surface with cooking spray or a small amount of oil to prevent sticking.
5. Cook the Pancakes:
Once the pan is heated, pour a small amount of batter onto the surface to form pancakes of your desired size. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, indicating that it's time to flip. Cook the other side until golden brown.
6. Serve and Enjoy:
Once the protein pancakes are cooked to perfection, stack them on a plate and get creative with your toppings. Fresh berries, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, or a dollop of Greek yoghurt are excellent choices for added flavour and nutrition.
Customise Your Protein Pancakes
While our recipe for protein pancakes is delicious on its own, get creative and customise it to suit your preferences. Here are some ideas for taking your protein pancakes to the next level:
Add Nut Butters:
Spread a layer of almond butter, peanut butter, or your favourite nut butter between the pancake layers for an extra dose of healthy fats and flavour.
Boost the nutritional profile by adding superfoods like chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds to the batter.
Experiment with Fruits:
Fold in diced fruits like blueberries, strawberries, or chopped apples into the batter for a burst of freshness.
Sprinkle chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans on top of your protein pancakes for added crunch and nutrition.
Dress it Up:
Drizzle a small amount of honey, agave nectar, or pure maple syrup over your protein pancakes for a touch of sweetness.
The importance of a nutrient-rich breakfast
Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It kickstarts your metabolism, provides essential nutrients, and sets the tone for your energy levels throughout the day.
Protein pancakes offer a myriad of benefits. With the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates and essential nutrients, you can enjoy the benefits of a nutrient-rich breakfast that fuels your body and satisfies your taste buds. Experimenting with different toppings and variations to keep things exciting. Whether you're an athlete looking to replenish energy stores after a morning workout or someone with a busy schedule seeking a quick and nutritious breakfast, protein pancakes are a fantastic option.
Start your day on a high note with a plate of protein pancakes, and embrace the journey towards a healthier and more satisfying breakfast experience. Happy cooking!
Why Veloforte's Molto Protein Super-Shake?
With 500mg of stress-busting adaptogenic ashwagandha per serve, Molto does more than just support your physical and mental wellbeing. The revitalising Indian super-shrub helps maintain optimal stamina, build muscle-mass and promotes optimal relaxation.
Molto is your ultimate vanilla shake delivering 7g of gut-happy fibre and only 0.4g of natural sugars too, helping you recover stronger with all 9 essential amino acids and 3g of BCAAs - all for 112 calories.
Upgrade your post-workout regime, enrich your overnight oats or pimp your protein pancakes with Molto - make a daily appointment with your health and start feeling the zen!