Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Banana Almond Flax Protein Pancakes topped with Protein "Whipped Cream"

These pancakes are delicious and a great source of potassium from the bananas, fiber from the flax seed and healthy fats from the almond meal! :-) These are a great energy providing breakfast to fuel up for a hard gym day. I prefer to eat these pancakes when I'm training legs since they are the biggest muscle group.

*Please not that protein powder is not required for the pancakes (as in many other recipes), but it is very beneficial. High protein diets promote fat loss while maintaining and helping build lean muscle mass!


1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1/4 cup Almond Meal

1tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 cup Flaxseed Meal

1 egg

2 T unsweetened Almond Milk

1 rip banana
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1tsp Cinnamon

Whipped Cream:
1/2 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 T Almond Butter
2 T unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

For the Pancakes: Blend all ingredients well using a mixer and cook like you would a regular pancake! SIMPLE :-)

For the Whipped Cream: Blend well using a mixer, then heat in the microwave until it becomes light and fluffy.

This will make 2 servings of the pancakes:
Nutritional Information for 1 serving: 300 cals, 22g carbs, 16g fat, 22g protein

The whipped cream will produce 1 serving:
Macros: 120 cals, 6g carbs, 6g fat, 13g protein

I froze my 2nd batch of pancakes for later in the week. I let them thaw out and put a Tablespoon of Almond Butter in between the pancakes. I kept them refridgerated and ate them cold later that day... AMAZING. They seriously tasted like a soft oatmeal (but almond meal) cake.

I can't wait to make them again! :-)


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