Brent (they hubby) and I are going grain free for a bit. Its just for fun, a trial, we were curious to see how we felt. I think its also great to put more focus back on veggies and fruit instead of grains. I wouldn’t call it Paleo, as we’re not being strict (and whey is considered dairy, which is a no no to some on Paleo)
My usual protein pancake is the Basic Protein Pancake, but this is a yummy grain free version. Would be great for celiacs that can’t do oats too.
Grain-Free Blueberry Protein Pancake
Makes 1 large pancake
1 scoop vanilla whey protein *See NOTE
1 Tbsp coconut flour *See NOTE
4 egg whites
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
Handful of blueberries (I used fresh, could also use frozen). Or could use whatever berry or fruit you like!
NOTES: Bobs Red Mill makes coconut flour. You should be able to find it at your local health food store. A little goes a long way. Its a staple in grain-free baking.
Choose a low carb, low sugar whey protein. In this recipe I used BSN Lean Dessert in Whipped Vanilla.
Preheat a medium sized skillet on medium heat (not HIGH heat). In a small bowl mix everything together with a fork (except blueberries) until smooth. Add in berries last, then mix. Spray pan with cooking spray and pour batter into a pan and make into a thin pancake. Cook for a couple minutes until brown on one side, then flip.
Optional: Serve with 1-2 Tbsp no sugar added syrup
Nutrition (per entire pancake)
Calories: 251 Fat: 3.6g Carbs: 16.4g Fibre: 6.7g Sugars: 5.2g Protein: 38g
Net Carbs: 9.7g