Craving pancakes but you still want something healthy and low in carb? Here is an easy and quick low calorie, low carb and protein rich pancake recipe. Only few ingredients and can be prepared in 5 mins!
Vanilla Whey Protein
Water or Milk
In a bowl, add 1 tbsp oats, and 1 tbsp vanilla whey protein, 1 medium eggwhite and mix well.
Add some water or low fat milk (around 1-2 tbsp) to reduce the thickness of the mix. My advice is to keep the mix a bit thick.
Add a pinch of salt and mix again.
In a frying pan, heat 1 tsp of butter for 30 to 60 seconds and pour the pancake mix.
Once one side is done, flip your pancake.
This recipe yields 1 small pancake. If you want a bigger one just double the quantities of the ingredients.
Enjoy it with some dark chocolate or berries!
Why This Recipe is Good For You
Oats are complex carbohydrates which are full of fibers. These get absorbed slowly into our system, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels and therefore making you feel full for a longer period of time. Fibers are also important for a healthy gut and digestive system.
Eggs are excellent sources of protein providing you with all essential amino acids. They help make your pancakes look fluffy.
Whey protein in your breakfast recipes is one of the best ways to boost your morning protein intakes. Protein takes more time than carbs to break down in your body, providing a longer-lasting energy source. Also, a protein rich breakfast was shown to improve appetite and reduces unhealthy snacking in the evening.
Butter is not bad for you as we commonly believe. Read my article about foods you’re avoiding that are actually good for you. When shopping for your butter choose organic, unsalted, grass fed butter. I usually get Rachel’s. Grass fed dairy is high in vitamin K2, important for heart and bone health, and is a source of vitamins A, D, and E. It’s also an excellent vehicle for their assimilation in your body.
Below are the approximate nutrition facts of 1 serving -made with low fat milk
Kcal 95 Carbs 5g Protein 12g Fat 5g