Okay, so last week when I was sick, Ger said he was going to whip up a batch of his protein pancakes for us to eat for dinner. I was more than on board! If you’ve followed by blog for awhile now, you’ll know that I love making protein pancakes, so to find a guy that loves them just as much as I do, well, it’s pretty much the perfect set-up.
So Ger and I worked as a team to make the mix. He eyeballed all of the ingredients, and I just mixed. I think the idea to make these as squares instead of pancakes was out of pure laziness, but I’m so glad he went that route, because the squares were so good! It didn’t taste like cake, but I felt like I was almost eating cake. We topped them with regular and blueberry maple syrup. One word. Heaven.
Friday and Sunday I spent time in the kitchen recreating this for both dinner and breakfast since I didn’t want to have to wait for Ger to have these again. Since I was making for 1, there was a lot less batter. I considered using a smaller pan, but I just went for it with the 8X8. There was only a thin layer of batter in the entire pan, but that was a blessing, because it made the crunchiest squares ever.
I had used a pancake mix with jimmies for my choice of flour/oat, and I loved how festive it made the bottoms of the squares. I think that helped a lot with the crunch factor, because on Sunday I made the same batch, but the sprinkles had dissolved in the batter over night and there was no crunch.
Are you ready for the easiest recipe ever?!
Protein Pancake Squares
- 1 scoop protein of choice
- 2 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- pinch of baking powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 44 g of pancake mix or oat mix of your choice
- Sliced bananas (optional – but awesome)
- Set oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all ingredients together. If the mix is too liquidy, keep adding the dry ingredient of your choice, whether it be flour, protein or PB2
- Bake for about 15 minutes, or until it’s cooked to your liking
And that is what I have been chowing down on for this week’s WIAW!
What’s the best recipe you’ve baked with protein powder?