Peanut butter sandwich with banana slices is a favorite childhood combo and memory of mine. Most of you probably feel the same way! 🙂
Today I just whipped up a stack of protein pancakes to enjoy right away and also to keep in the fridge over the next couple of days. I guess you can say I’m practising and preparing myself for the next phase of my training.
I’m going to start my cut soon, which means that I am going to focus of reducing overall body fat % while still trying to maintain the muscle I’ve gained during my bulking phase. A huge part of cutting is food-prepping, this essentially entails preparing more or less a week’s worth of healthy meals that I can take with me on-the-go or eat at home, ensuring that I don’t fall into temptation and that I stay within my required calories. I’m working on planning my meals at the moment, and I’ll share them with you once their ready 😉
Anyway these protein pancakes with delicious and very filling. They were great as a post-workout meal topped with greek yoghurt, fresh blueberries and banana slices. They are easy to take with you to work if you’re rushing out the door in the morning, you can reheat them on a pan or in the microwave or even enjoy them cold. Hope you like them! 🙂
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1 cup oat flour (gluten-free)
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/6 tsp. salt
- 2 scoops whey protein powder (I used Vanilla flavor)
- 2 tsp. stevia
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
- 3 tbs natural peanut butter
- 1 whole egg
- 1/2 cup milk (lactose-free or any you prefer)
- 1 tps. vanilla extract
- 1 tbs. oil (coconut, macadamia nut, any you prefer)
Possible substitutes: If you don’t have protein powder at hand, then leave it out and adjust the 2 missing scoops by adding 1/2 cup oat flour.
For vegan option: substitute egg with 2 tbs of chia seeds that have been soaked in 1/2 cup of water for 5-8 min and have gelatinous consistency. Substitute whey protein with vegan protein powder and use almond milk or coconut milk instead of regular milk.
- Make your flax seed meal by grinding flax seeds in a blender till powdery, then put in medium bowl.
- Add all dry ingredients to medium bowl and mix well.
- In small bowl mix all wet ingredients, then fold into medium bowl and mix till batter is smooth.
- Mix in any add-ins here.
- Heat non-stick pan on medium heat, you don’t want it to be too hot. Use cooking spray if you think your pan might have tendency to stick.
- Give each side approximately 1 minute and remove from heat.
- Top with greek yohurt and banana slices or any fruit you prefer (optional)
- Enjoy 🙂