Patty Cakes Patty Cakes….
I swear I’m healing.
Trust me, I would be perfectly happy with having my oats every morning without fail. Yes, the idea of pancakes appeals to me. Yes Instagram makes me crave them often. Yes they are tasty, but to be honest, they disappear too fast so I often feel slightly underwhelmed or like I ate nothing.
Apparently if something doesn’t take me 20 minutes to eat, I haven’t eaten. #IHazIssues
I believe that is the reason why I tend to feel as if they don’t fuel me as well during my workouts as my zoats.
Sometime though, as much as you try to pre-prep your oatmeal, when you are short on time and are particular about how your oatmeal is prepared and eaten, you run out of time.
Enter zee cakes.
Make the night before and just reheat in the morning. Easy Peasy.
I just make tasty pancakes I say. Well, I make healthy protein pancakes that are tasty.
I cannot vouch for normal pancakes because I have never made a normal pancake.
Anywho, I made these last night to have when my alarm went off at 5:30am this morning and they were quite good even though my syrup ran dry and only gave up a measly teaspoon.
Oh well, maybe that was its way of saying your tummy is not ready for #ChemicalFarms yet. Ooopps.
So I’m rambling. What else is new? I will stop and say, if you want some tasty protein pancakes go make these and enjoy having your cakes and eating them too.
Banana Studded Protein Pancakes
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Diesel whey in chocolate peanut butter)
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 egg white (2 tbsp liquid egg whites)
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk plus more if needed to make a thick (spreadable batter, not pourable)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of pink salt and cinnamon
- 50g banana (or more, whatever you like)
- Whatever else you desire.
Directions: Grind the oats into a flour. Add all of the rest of the dry and mix. Add your wet (except the almond milk). Add the almond milk and then enough to get a thick batter. Let that sit for at least 20 minutes to let the coconut flour and chai soak up some of the liquids. When you are ready to cook them, add more milk/water to your batter to once again make a thick batter. Preheat a pan with spray or some oil on medium-low to medium heat (cook low and slow!) and spoon out some batter onto the pan and shape it into a circle. Slice some of your banana and place on the pancake. Flip once the bottom is firm and starting to lift off the pan (these won’t bubble). Let the other side cook and then do the rest of the batter the same way.
Top your patty cakes with what ever you like. I did raw cashew butter, the left over Walden Farms sugar-free syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Sugar: 8g (all from the banana and coconut flour)
Lots of good carbohydrates and protein give me energy, plus fibre and healthy fats to keep that fuel pumpin for my 2 hour chest workout.
Favourite pancake toppings?
Do you have troubles eating small things?