I love February. It’s the month that I look forward to once Christmas is over. This month has it all – it’s my husband’s birthday, Valentine’s day and pancake day all rolled into one perfectly compact month.
When I was young, I lived with my Nan and on Shrove Tuesday she would make pancakes for tea – yummy, deliciously thin pancakes sprinkled with raisins and lashings of sugar. I loved pancakes from an early age and this love deepened when I had a sleepover at a friend’s house in my teens. My friend, Faye, had just started school with me after her and her family had emigrated from Canada. When she told me she had pancakes every morning for breakfast, I couldn’t wait to stay over and I wasn’t disappointed. These pancakes were to die for – thick, fluffy pancakes drenched in maple syrup with a knob of butter on top.
I love pancakes and so does my seven year old daughter. She would have pancakes for breakfast every day too if she could. I’m sure she has a maple syrup addiction. In an attempt to give her pancakes for breakfast whilst trying to keep them as healthy as possible, I looked around for a few recipes. I have four recipes that I’m going to share with you over the course of the next two weeks so you can be fully prepared when 28th February comes around. Three of these are healthy and one of them is, well, let’s just call it traditional.
This first pancake recipe is one I found in my Insanity elite nutrition booklet that came with the Insanity program. The recipe makes enough for one person and should provide around three small pancakes. These pancakes are perfect if you like to train in the morning and have breakfast afterwards. Packed with protein you certainly won’t feel hungry after these.
- 1/4 cup instant oatmeal
- 2 to 3 tbsp water
- 1 large egg
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla or chocolate flavour work well)
- 2 tbsp mixed berries
- Combine oatmeal, water, egg, egg whites and protein powder in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Heat a large pan and wipe with a tiny amount of olive oil to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Ladle the pancake batter into the pan to make three pancakes. Cook on one side until golden brown or bubbles form on the top, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Top with berries (and add a little dash of maple syrup if your daughter is good!)
I hope you decide to try these pancakes as they’re really tasty and super healthy. In Friday’s post I’ll introduce you to my daughter’s favourite pancake recipe. Get ready for blueberry pancakes that are quick and easy to make.
Have a great week everyone!