I bought a box of protein pancake mix and immediately realized I could do them better (and cheaper). Best of all, I balanced the macros almost perfect for me (40/30/30 – 39% carbs, 31% fat, 29% protein to be exact) and for giggles made them gluten-free (I think – I don’t know all the rules, and I honestly love gluten) without having to use weird binders, or anything like that. And all these things can be purchased at Aldi (cheap!). I used their in house branded items for all this.
Here is the recipe.
- 1 1/4 c old fashioned oats (measure first, then grind it up in a blender to a powder)
- 1 scoop Elevation by Millville Vanilla Protein Powder – yes, Aldi has a protein powder
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt (might cut this out)
- 1 c milk (use unsweetened almond or coconut if you want, but I like cows, and I used 1%)
- 2 eggs (I use the whole egg, but use 3 whites if you want)
- 1/2 c plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 t raw honey
- 1 T SimplyNature coconut oil
Mix all your dry ingredients first, then start mixing in the wet stuff. Personally, I do not mix all the wet ingredients, first, and dump it in with the dry. I wash my dishes by hand, and I do not want another bowl to wash. Ain’t nobody got time for that. But if you want to mix all dry, and all wet, and then combine, I will not stop you. For me, I like to check the consistency as I mix in the wet ingredients.
The pancakes I made were pretty dang close to the ones I make from scratch for the kiddos. They are not as moist, but I thought they were great off the griddle, and right into my mouth (warning: pancakes may be hot – do not taunt pancakes).
The whole batch, as written, is 1000 calories. You can eat them all if you really want, but I would consider a serving a half batch. It is nicer to share.
Here are the total macros for the whole batch, half batch and quarter batch.
|Serving Size||Calories||Carbs (g)||Fat (g)||Protein (g)|
Feel free to fiddle with this as you wish. You may find you want to add more fat. Or need a bit more protein. I am already thinking I may separate the eggs and whip the whites to a peak and fold them into the pancakes. While I did use baking powder, I do like my pancakes with a little more fluff to them.