A while ago I was contacted by Tom at ProBikeKit asking if there was anything I’d like to try from their website. I perused the running section, but decided to go for some unflavoured whey protein powder as it’s something I’ve been hearing a lot about recently and was super interested to try it out. I went for unflavoured so I’d be able to use it in different recipes, as I prefer the idea of topping up my regular meals with protein rather than adding in protein shakes to my diet. They also do chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.
The first meal I created with the protein powder was a yummy brunch of banana pancakes. I’ve made these pancakes before without protein powder, and you really can’t taste the protein at all in these ones. Even though it’s ‘unflavoured’, I was expecting it to have some sort of taste but it really doesn’t. I actually prefer banana pancakes with the addition of protein powder as it makes them more dense and filling- more like real pancakes! Here’s the super simple recipe…
1x ripe banana
25g unflavoured whey protein
A little olive/coconut oil for greasing the pan
This makes 4 American style pancakes, enough for one person
1// Use a fork to mash your banana up in a bowl, a few little lumps and bumps are ok!
2// Break your eggs into the bowl and use the fork to whisk these into the mashed banana. And there you have it, a super quick pancake mix!
3// Put a frying pan on a medium heat and lightly grease it with a little oil. You don’t need much, it just stops the pancakes from sticking.
4// When your pan’s had a couple of minutes to heat up use a ladle to pour in about 1/4 of your pancake mix. You should hear a little sizzle as it goes in so you know the pan’s hot enough.
5// Your pancake should take about 2 minutes to cook on the first side, use a fish slice to gently lift the edge and when the underside is done it will come off the pan easily. When it’s ready flip it over and the other side will only take about a minute to cook.
6// Stack your pancakes on a warm plate to keep them hot while the rest cook. When they’re all ready you can go in with the toppings! This time I went for some Greek yoghurt sprinkled with ground cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Fruit also makes a great topping and grated dark chocolate is lovely, a good way to get your chocolate fix as a little goes a long way!
ENJOY!! I hope you like this recipe, let me know if you try it or have any other good protein powder recipes.