Since starting roller derby and regular weight lifting, I’ve been thinking more about eating foods that will aid muscle recovery. For the most part, this has meant trying to eat more protein in general and particularly after workouts. Protein shakes are efficient but they can get boring, so I’ve been looking for other things to do with protein powder. I’ve made ‘protein pancakes’ in the past with just eggs, banana and oats or ground almonds with good results, so thought I’d try chucking some whey in too. They work! Not exactly like regular Scotch pancakes but not far off. Delicious with a little salted butter and syrup.
Chocolate Banana Whey Protein Pancakes
Makes 12 small pancakes
- 2 scoops/50g chocolate whey protein powder (I use PHD Pharma Whey HT+)
- 2 large free-range eggs
- 1 large banana
- 25g oats
- For frying: fat of your choice (I used coconut oil)
Put all the ingredients in a blender or smoothie maker and whizz until well-combined. Heat fat in a large pan over a medium heat, and spoon in mixture; I used about 2 tablespoons per pancake. Cook on one side until little bubbles start to rise in the surface of the pancake, then flip and cook for a few more minutes – about 4-6 minutes in total.
Nutritional info per pancake:
- 58 calories
- 4g protein
- 5g carbohydrate
- 2g fat
- 1g fibre
- 2g sugar
Got any good protein powder recipes in your arsenal?