Monday, 18 August 2014

Protein Pancakes Made From Sweet Potato

I love these pancakes. They were not dry like many other protein pancake recipes and were actually very moist. Since they are made from sweet potato they are extra healthy for those who are fitness inclined.

Since I always have a load of cooked sweet potatoes at any one time in my fridge I decided to try them out in a pancake recipe. Of course we always want to get in some extra protein so I did this by making a vanilla frosting which can be added on the top of the pancake stack. I did this by using one scoop of protein powder and slowly dripping cold water on top so that a tasty frosting slowly formed.

I added a little extra cinnamon on top and they were ready to do.

Like all pancake recipes they are suitable for cooks of all experience levels as they are extremely easy to make. Total time to make them is about 20 minutes consisting of 10 minutes for preparation and 10 minutes to cook. It’s a quick breakfast and so it’s incredibly convenient for those early morning starts.

The nutrition facts are friendly for the fitness inclined coming in at 380 calories for both the pancakes and frosting, fat 5g, carbohydrates 41g, protein 41g and a decent 6g of fiber. This recipe makes approximately 4 pancakes.

What You Need

75g of skinless cook and mashed sweet potato
1/4 cup oat flour (you can make this by putting some oats in a blender or food processor)
1/3 cup liquid egg whites
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon of milk although I like to use almond milk
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teapsoon maple extract

For the frosting I used vanilla flavoured protein powder from Myprotein with a few drops of water and then mix them until frosting forms. You can use this website to get a discount code so that you can save money when buying from Myprotein.
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1) Use a large pan and place it on top of a medium heat. Mash up the sweet potato in a bowl and then add the rest of the pancake ingredients and mix them together.

2.) Use a non stick cooking spray and spray the pan. I would also recommend you use some coconut oil as this is going to add a nice crust to the pancakes.

3) When the pan is hot add the pancake batter to the pan. The amount of batter you add is dependent on what size you would like the pancakes to be. Cook each side for a few minutes and then flip it over to cook the other side. We should have enough batter to make about 4 smallish sized pancakes.

4.) Serve the pancake stack hot with your vanilla frosting spread on top with some optional cinnamon and maple syrup if you like that kind of thing.



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