Protein powder is not just a supplement for shakes or other bodybuilding drinks. This versatile ingredient has a texture that makes it work well for a variety of other recipes. Since it is made from protein instead of grain, protein powder is ideal for crafting keto, low-carb or low-calorie treats. Here are a few great recipes that add protein to a diet while also creating tasty meals and snacks.
Protein Powder Pancakes
Enjoy a tasty and protein-packed breakfast by using protein instead of flour to make pancakes. This recipe can be made with any type of protein powder, including those with a chocolate or vanilla flavor. It is low in carbohydrates and contains no processed sugars, so it can accommodate most diets. One can easily toss in mix-ins like chocolate, fresh blueberries or nuts if desired.
•1 cup oats
•2 scoops protein powder
•2 Tbs. ground flax seeds
•3 egg whites
•4 tsp. baking powder
•1/2 tsp. cinnamon
•1 pinch salt
•1/2 cup optional mix-ins
1.Place all ingredients besides the mix-ins in a blender or food processor and mix until a smooth batter forms.
2.Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Keep in mind that the pancakes may fall apart if the heat is too low.
3.Pour 1/4 cup of batter at a time into the pan.
4.If desired, gently sprinkle some mix-ins on the pancake in the pan.
5.Wait two to three minutes until the edges look slightly dry, and then flip the pancake.
6.Cook a minute or two more and serve warm.
This article was written by an iHerb staff writer.