Protein Quinoa Pancakes
Over the past year I have been experimenting with making protein pancakes with various ingredients. Some have turned out like mush and others have turned out perfect. So today I am posting a great recipe with various options for some really delicious pancakes that are packed full of protein and nutrients. I have made these using the various ingredient options because some of my friends and clients do not use milk products or are allergic to certain things. I have tried all of the recipes below with the various ingredients and all have turned out great.
Some of the ingredients are optional and can also be substituted. This recipe will give you about 8 pancakes or 4 servings (serving size 2).
100ml of Dry Quinoa (can also use whole oats, millet or spelt)
100g 0% Fat Russian Cottage Cheese (can also use yogurt, goats cheese or no cheese)
4 scoops of Vanilla Protein (I have used Syntha 6, Optimum Nutrition and Lean95 Vegan Protein. If you use lean95 use 10-12scoops)
2 Bananas (can also use apple or pear)
2 Egg Whites
100ml of Milk (can also use unsweetened, almond milk, quinoa milk, hazelnut milk, low-fat laban, fresh homemade orange juice, apple juice)
3tbl spoons Baking Powder
2tbl spoons Cinnamon
Fresh Ginger to taste
I added all the ingredients into a blender. First cook the quinoa and let it cool. If you are using whole oats, millet or spelt do not cook them add them in your blender dry. Add in cheese. If you are not using cheese only use half the amount of milk or juice. mix in the rest of the ingredients and blend.
Pancake batter should be think not runny. Use a small spoon to make a few small pancakes first to check the consistency. Depending on the type of protein powder you use you may need to add a bit more. If you add more protein for better consistency also add in a little baking powder per scoop of protein and check consistency again.
You can top the pancakes with a small amount of 100% pure maple syrup or honey. I like mine just they way they are and do not add syrup or honey; I do love to put fresh berries or fruit on top though.