Sometimes I get hungry after dinner, but before bedtime. I simply cannot… will not… go to bed hungry. Been there. Done that. No more.
I love all of the microwaved Protein Cakes that have become staples in many of our lives. I love mine toasted. However, yesterday I just felt like having a pancake. Make that three. I felt like having three pancakes. These were basically Protein Cakes in a Pan. It felt very indulgent, and yet it was a healthy protein bomb. I was worried that they would be tough or chewy. They were not. Granted they weren’t as fluffy as ‘real’ pancakes made with flour and therefore a bunch of carbs, but they were a good facsimile.
Here was the lineup:
|See Ellie on the right, spying the passing dog?|
Thanks to the Daily Plate for calculating the stats for me:
|Holy Amino Acid Panel, Batman! Look at all that protein! And for less than 80 calories total!|
I think that the soda water is the star ingredient- it made the pancakes light and fluffy. These are thin, so they tend to form bubbles as they cook. Love that. Reminds me of the Swedish Pancakes my Mom used to cook for us when we were kids.
Here are some snaps. Forgive the dual lighting: the pancakes were made and consumed last night (I had no idea that they would be any good.) The ingredients were photographed today, when I just had to share with my peeps.
|These are each about the size of an iPhone|
If you want to add some fat, why not slather your favorite nut butter on top, or incorporate it into the batter? Or you could make a sauce out of the peanut flour that is now making appearances in Trader Joe’s everywhere. Just add water, or milk or brandy. Just kidding on the brandy. I think.
I have been truly, madly, deeply in love with peanut flour for years… since waaaay back in the old pioneer days when the only kind that existed was PB2. I know I’m not the only one. Here’s a post from a few months back about peanut flour. My dear friend Allie from Pimp my Protein Shake kept my supplies stocked until I ran out this week, ironically when she was visiting me. TJs to the rescue.
As a topping, I used Joseph’s Pancake syrup which is very delicious, but it’s made with maltitol. Maltitol is a lower-calorie sugar-alcohol that does not agree with everyone’s tummies. It contains 35 calories per 1/4 cup and is by far the thickest ‘fake’ pancake syrup I have found to date.
|Joseph’s Pancake Syrup- consume with caution if your tummy is sensitive to maltitol|
Q: Do you tend to snack after dinner? What are some of your favorite go-to snacks? What is your favorite Protein Cake flavor? Have these pancakes already made the rounds and I’m just blissfully unaware of it?