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Healthy Pancake Recipes

Wolves don't eat pancakes and neither do we.

But if a stack of steaks smothered in peanut butter isn't gonna cut it, we've got what you need to get through Shrove Tuesday like a boss.

Maintaining solid steel abs? Then you need something that is high in protein and low in carbs.

So, grab your frying pan, and get ready to toss.

Protein Pancake Recipe

Pancake Day is traditionally all about using up what's in your cupboards before fasting for Lent. And because we're carb-starved, our cupboards are packed with protein such as whey powder, peanut butter and eggs - so we'll be using these.

Don't get your hopes up. These pancakes are what chocolate flavoured protein bars are to real chocolate. Luckily, we know that the taste of peanut butter is the saviour of all substitute foods. So ditch the flour, and get out the good stuff.

Neutral pancakes:

Ingredients:

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1 ripe banana

Toppings of your choice: we suggest peanut butter and blueberries or apple slices.

Directions:

1) Mash up the banana and stir in the egg and egg whites – no need to whisk.

2) Heat up a pan and use a quick spray of oil to stop the batter from sticking.

3) Ladle on a puddle of batter that's about 2-3 inches wide.

4) Let the pancake cook for around 30 seconds and then carefully flip to brown on the other side.

5) Repeat the process until all the batter is used up.

6) Serve straight away with a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter and a few blueberries.

Another great way to get involved with Pancake Day is to swap your flour for ground oats. This will lower the Glycaemic Index of your treats so they don’t spike your insulin levels as much.

Also, if you haven’t already discovered coconut oil and coconut flour, get involved. It’s ideal for anyone who’s maintaining a high-protein diet, but still wants the occasional treat without throwing all their hard work out the window.

Next up: peanut butter and chocolate pancakes:

Ingredients:

1/2 scoop chocolate flavoured protein powder

1 cup egg whites

2 tbsp raw coconut flour

1 tbsp peanut butter (high protein version if you prefer)

Directions:

1) Mix all the ingredients until they form a thick batter.

2) Heat a frying pan and ladle in like normal pancakes and cook both sides.

3) Serve with peanut butter, blueberries and any other toppings you fancy.

Try these recipes and see what you think – protein powder and peanut butter are great as substitutes and toppings can always be altered.

Play around with your own recipes and let us know what you enjoyed on Facebook or Instagram @Mirafitofficial.

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Also, if you’re a fan of the traditional pancake but don’t want too much lemon and sugar, why not make them savoury? Pack with Bolognese mince and roll up for a delicious dish that’s all in keeping with this time of year.

Happy Pancake Day!