My husband and I LOVE breakfast foods, especially pancakes and waffles. On the down side, they have little to no nutritional value – especially protein.
For me this is a big no-no. Since I work out regularly and lift weights, I need to eat enough protein to remain full, fueled, and ready to build muscle. This pancake recipe uses hemp, a plant-based protein. Though I prefer the taste of standard whey protein, it often gives me an upset stomach where hemp does not. The vanilla flavored hemp has a pleasant taste, and it blends in seamlessly with the Bisquick powder to create a mildly sweet pancake with great texture.
With a mix-in of chocolate chips, blueberries, or whatever else you want to toss in there – these pancakes will keep you full & energized and are super tasty.
LOADED PROTEIN PANCAKES
WHAT YOU NEED:
1/2 cup of dry Bisquick pancake mix
1/2 cup of hemp protein powder, vanilla flavored
1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup of chocolate chips OR blueberries
1 Tbsp. of butter (or nonstick cooking spray)
WHAT TO DO:
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla extract and almond milk.
2. Stir in the hemp protein powder and the Bisquick mix and whisk until there is no powder left.
3. Melt a pat of butter in a skillet over medium heat (or spray with nonstick cooking spray) and pour the batter to form pancakes. Drop a handful of chocolate chips or blueberries (or both – hell, why not?!) into the pancakes and flip them when they start to bubble in the center. Cook for another 45 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Repeat, in batches, until all the batter is gone. Then it’s time to dig in! MAKES ~7 PANCAKES, 5″ EACH.