I recently made the innocent mistake of going shopping in my local natural food/beauty store right after work, when I happened to be more ready for dinner than soap shopping. I was headed to the beauty department to snag my soap and hit the road, when I heard this protein pancake mix whisper my name. Who, me? Pancakes? Oh, ok, YES. Needless to say they came home with me.
If you’re anything like me and you follow a few fitness sites on social media, you’ve probably seen ads for protein pancake mixes promising you abs and dreams to come true. I’m mostly a whole food kinda gal, I am into finding ways to sneak more protein into my diet, and I mean…pancakes. So, rest easy, I’m not sponsored by P28 or going to tell you what kind of body you will certainly attain by eating these pancakes. I just wanted to tell you that they are tasty and a good option, especially for my vegetarian pals, to up their protein game while enjoying a breakfast treat.
The ingredients are relatively clean, which is half the reason I allowed the splurge in the first place. This little canister ran me about $10 and looks like it will make about 10 pancakes. All you need to do is combine the mi with water, but be warned, the “recipe” calls for 2/3 cup mix, which is really two servings. Unless you have a friend to share with, don’t trust yourself around two of these pancakes unless you plan on being ok with eating them both. They are decent sized pancakes; one was plenty for my breakfast! Eating just one pancake clocks you in at 7g of protein though, which by pancake standards is high, but not high by breakfast standards (about the same as just one egg).
I stirred up the mix & sprayed my ceramic pan with a bit of coconut oil. (Side note, I’m new to the ceramic pan craze, but if you are still without one, finish reading this post then get yourself over to Amazon and snag one. So. Great.) They cooked up nice and evenly and were surprisingly fluffy for a pancake mix!
These silly protein pancakes won me over by the time it was all said and done. The texture was light, fluffy with just enough chew. The real winner though is the taste. These buttermilk buckwheat pancakes have a toasty wheat flavor with just a hint of pancake sweetness, but most importantly they tasted homemade and clean. No crazy protein taste at all. I added blueberries to mine, but they would also be great with some simple maple syrup or honey.
Slightly gimmicky and perhaps not the best bang for your buck nutritionally, I still give these pancakes a thumbs up. They were a nice treat while still sneaking in some of my daily nutrition. If you want to try them, you can likely find them locally at your Vitamin Shoppe or on the website. Cheers!