Pancake day is the equivalent of Valentine’s Day for us food fiends, a day where you are OFFICIALLY allowed to eat pancakes pretty much all day (not that we wouldn’t anyway).
Now, what is a pancake?
Quite simply, it’s a cake that you cook in a pan. What makes it so awesome? … IT’S A CAKE YOU COOK IN A PAN. DUH.
We trawled the internet to see what it had to say about pancakes and found this:
PANCAKE / Something you eat for breakfast. I had pancakes this morning.
However, not to be confused with:
PANCAKES / A life changing miracle of fluffy happiness man. So i had some pancakes today, it was so great, i gave my pants to a hobo.
Anyway, to celebrate such a phenomenal day we scoured our recipe archives and dug out our tastiest pancake creations AND made a new recipe (scroll to end for that one):
The pancakes are everything you want pancakes to be; soft, scrumptious, moist, tasty and filling. Top it with rich Vanilla Agave nectar and you have an absolute winner! Perfect for Vegans and Non-Vegans alike.
Easy Lemon Pancakes
This is our basic staple protein pancake recipe, easy to make with only a few key ingredients. No culinary skills required.
Spinach & Blueberry Pancakes
Looking for something a little more adventurous? Try these Spinach pancakes topped with blueberries! Don’t be put off by their green colour, they are super delicious and extra nutritious. Eating pancakes and getting your greens in at the same time, whats not to love?
Simple Pancakes with Choc Sauce (Dairy-Free)
Anyone looking for a Dairy-Free pancake option, look no further. These delicious pancakes with a rich choc sauce topping will hit the spot! (Sharing will be the only problem).
Chocolate Pancakes (Low-Carb)
Similar to our basic protein pancake recipe, except using ground almonds instead of oats making them perfect for those on lower carb diets. Have them simple or topped with your fave sauces or nut butters.
Protein Waffles (i.e. pancakes with abs)
What happens when your pancakes go to the gym? They become waffles. (Just like these damn fine Strawberry Vanilla Waffles.)
Pancakes, Banana and Toffee rolled into one epic stack of pancake porn with a whopping protein content of almost 50g. *Gym buffs rejoice*
Cookie Protein Waffles (more pancakes with abs)
These pancakes also went to the gym to get its pump on, and met sexy oreo there… and well… Oreo Cookie Protein Waffle was born…
PANCAKE CAKE!!! Layers of chocolate pancake, with protein frosting with more protein frosting and then a protein choc drizzle. 50g protein per slice of 4… WADDUP!
AND OUR LATEST RECIPE:
Vegan Spinach & Banana Pancakes
Handful Spinach Leaves
1 Cup Ground Oats
1.5 Cup Milk of Choice
1 Scoop Soy Protein Isolate (or sub with preferred protein powder)
1 Tbsp Maple Zero Syrup (or agave/ honey)
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Add all the ingredients into a high speed blender ( we used a Nutri Bullet) and set aside for about 5 minutes. You need to let it set so that the chia seeds get to work and soak up some of the moisture.
Note: If you like your pancakes thick and chunky, the recipe as above will make them like that, however if you prefer thinner ones, just add more water or milk.
Prepare a non-stick pan with a dab of coconut oil or coconut oil spray (We used the latter) and turn hob heat onto medium, which is approximately 4 (of 6) on ours.
Start by pouring a spoonful of batter with a tablespoon and cook for several minutes. Then, flip over gently using a spatula and let cook for another several minutes.
Then, drizzle your favourite sauce, fruit or even nut butter and enjoy these delicately moist and delicious pancakes!
Yields 2 servings.
Nutritional Info (per serving of two):
411 Cals | 8.3F | 61.4C | 22.6P
Or you could even go for the easy option and buy yourself some Protein Pancake Mix! Our favourite flavour is the Maple!
Note: Please make sure your pan is non-stick or else you are going to have a BAD TIME making pancakes! Read our How: To Pancakes for more help!
Hope this post gives you all some pancake inspo.
Don’t forget to tag us in your creations, you can find us on all social media platforms @themusclebakery.
Lots of love & Pancakes
The Muscle Baker <3