Saturday, 3 September 2016

Peaches and Cream Chocolate Protein Pancakes


Now I know what you’re thinking. Cream? Pancakes? Wait what, Chelsea this can’t be, how is cream and pancakes healthy? Are you a wizard? Well in the kitchen I guess I am. Being the recipe finder and creator that I am, I have trial and tested various protein pancake recipes in order to find the perfect recipe which I can share with ye. I am always reluctant at first when I see recipes online which seem too good to be true, but I was a very happy lady when I tasted these delicious and protein packed pancakes.

Pancakes are definitely something which I crave as a breakfast or brunch, but as we all know, most pancake recipes are full of flour, butter and all those ingredients which make them fluffy and I’m not going to lie..absolutely delicious. Because of this, it means we can’t enjoy them as often as we’d like to. But of course, here I am to share with you this low carb protein pancake recipe which has been my go to breakfast on days which I have time to relax and dance around the kitchen as I wait for them to cook.

I make small/medium sized pancakes which yields around 10-12 pancakes, of course you can make larger ones as well but I love making a big stack which ends up looking like the 'leaning tower of pancakes'. My favourite part of pancakes has to be pairing them with delicious toppings which makes them the ultimate breakfast. If you follow me on snapchat then you know how much I love the whole process of the ‘pancake stacking’.


For these protein packed pancakes, the protein comes from the egg whites and protein powder. It’s up to your own personal preference what protein powder you would like to use, whether it be impact whey protein like I use or a vegan blend. It all depends on your own preference and intolerances. I am continuously using the MyProtein brand protein supplements as I feel they are the best on the market for such an affordable price. MyProtein are the number 1 nutrition brand in Europe and are now expanding into the US. They are well known all over social media and have continuously made improvements to their existing products while also launching new products. They use the finest quality ingredients and offer supplements to suit everyone’s goals and needs.

But enough of all that, let’s talk benefits and toppings.


Egg whites contain the majority of the eggs protein content, the egg white is fat-free and contains around 4grams of protein, 2.3 mg of calcium for our strong bones and teeth and also 53.8 mg of potassium which is said to be necessary for general organ functioning especially the kidneys and the liver. Due to a high amount of individuals lacking the necessary amount of potassium, this may result in high blood pressure and the risk of heart disease or stroke. Greek Yoghurt is a staple for me in my everyday meals. Greek Yoghurt contains a higher amount of protein than milk and is vital for muscle growth and healthier skin and nails. Greek Yoghurt is also packed full of probiotics. Probiotics are healthy bacteria which are said to boost the immune system and help with digestion, a lot of individuals especially in Ireland struggle with digestion. Therefore, consuming more high probiotic and fibrous foods are vital and increasing these foods in your daily meals will make your belly happy and healthy. Chia seeds are packed full of protein and fibre. In just 2/3 teaspoons they contain over 10g of fibre and a whopping 5g of protein. Per gram of chia seeds contains 6 times more calcium than that in milk, an outstanding 8 times more Omega-3 than salmon and a mind blowing 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. Peaches of course are a great source of micronutrients which are full of vitamins and minerals. Adding fruit to your meals is great for increasing your consumption of potassium and fibre and it is also an easy way to get your 5 a day.

Ingredients
Pancakes:
3 O’Egg egg whites
100ml water
1 teaspoon baking powder(Aldi)
Toppings:
Glenisk 0% Fat High Protein Greek Yoghurt
Chia Bia Chia Seeds
1-2tbsp MyProtein Chocolate Casein
Walden Farms Caramel Syrup
Peaches(Aldi)



Method

  1. In a blender I add 3 egg whites and whizz these up to get the egg whites as fluffy and expanded as possible.
  2. Once the egg whites have doubled in size I add 100 ml water, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and half the protein powder. Give it a little mix, then add the second half of protein powder and mix again until it is all incorporated and smooth.
  3. The pancake mixture should be a thick and smooth batter consistency. I let this mixture sit while heating up a frying pan.
  4. Spray pan with frylight or use coconut oil. Pour mixture into pan, cover frying pan with a saucepan lid and flip after 2 minutes when bubbles begin to form on top.
  5. Once pancakes are made let the stacking begin. Between each pancake I use Greek yoghurt.
  6. When pancakes are stacked, I top with chocolate casein sauce (1-2tbsp casein, splash water and walden farms caramel syrup).
  7. To finish I topped the pancakes with chia seeds, Walden Farms caramel syrup and those delicious chopped up peaches.
Hope your mornings are filled with happiness and pancakes,
Love Rouxella x

30 comments:

  1. Holy cow! That looks pretty amazing. And huge! I don't think I could eat all that, but I sure would like to try.

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    1. Oh it was very easy to eat as they were so delicious! hehe

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  2. I had no idea you could make pancakes out of protein powder! I'm on a mission to lose the 10 lbs I put on over the last few weeks, so I'll definitely be trying these!

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    1. It's all trial and error with different protein powder brands as the texture will vary but definitely give them a go! you'll love them <3

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  3. Wow I never heard of this combination before. This better get in my belly very soon or there will be trouble! Delicious. xx

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    1. Hehe, I hope you get your peaches and cream chocolate pancake fix soon! x

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  4. Beautiful and delicious pancakes.They look delicious. There's something very comforting about stacking pancakes

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    1. Oh I love the stacking process and making them pretty hehe!

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  5. Beautiful and delicious pancakes.They look delicious. There's something very comforting about stacking pancakes

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  6. This looks healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are definitely both delicious and healthy, I'm glad you liked the post! Thank you for reading.

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  7. Oh my gosh this looks just incredible, wow x

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  8. I wouldn't have thought of those toppings, but it sounds delicious!

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    1. It was so delicious, I like mixing up my toppings so expect a lot more hehe!

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  9. Wow, this is such a unique dish but it looks incredibly yummy! xo

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    1. I can confirm it was very delicious, Thanks for reading!

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  10. Oh my goodness these sound so delicious! And I'm always look for new ways to use my protein powder!

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  11. These sound and look amazing, I need to experiment with protein powder.

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    1. You definitely should, so many recipes I am trying at the moment!

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  12. Omg these looks so good. I am a pescetarian so Im always looking for ways to get more protein in.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them, I hope you can try them out!

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  13. Now that is a stack and half, I am almost hoping you ate them all!

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    1. I can 100% confirm I ate every single bit, I showed it all on my snapchat which included a very empty and clean plate afterwards hehe x

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  14. I would never have tried a protein powder in pancakes, but it seems like a great idea. Such a good option to start the day and these look delicious. I do love caramel! lol

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  15. Oh my gosh, can you say delicious?! I want some asap

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  16. Im all for healthy but delicious breakfast pancakes! YUM!

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  17. Those pancakes look amazing! We always have pancakes at home so will be trying your recipe!
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  18. Peaches are one of my favorite subjects. I could so eat these and maybe get my hubby to too.

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  19. These look amazing!! Protein pancakes are one of my fave post-workout breakfast treats :)

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  20. Wow, these look delicious! I will definitely have to give them a go.

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