Here’s a sweet treat for your valentine sweetheart! Start with our protein pancake base, which is low in carbohydrate, high in protein, and sugar free:
3/4 cup Quest unflavored protein
3/4 cup stone ground flour (feel free to experiment- we sometimes use whole wheat flour for banana pancakes, or any gluten-free flour substitute)
1 T sweetener of choice (splenda or agave recommended; use 1/2 if stevia or monk fruit used)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
-mix dry ingredients above, then add the wet:
1 egg or 2 egg whites
1 and 1/2 cup milk (we prefer almond or soy, which typically requires a bit more, or about 1 and 3/4 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend until well mixed but still lumpy. Bake on a griddle slightly oiled and warmed to 350F. Because of the protein powder, don’t overheat the griddle, or you’ll have messy pancakes that don’t flip! Trust me on this one! Flip after about 2 minutes; the should lift from the griddle easily when ready to turn.
After cooled, top with a low-calorie whipped cream substitute, but add a few drops of raspberry extract and red food coloring. Top with fresh berries and enjoy a minimal-guilt special breakfast!