Friday, 24 February 2017

PANCAKE DAY SPECIAL CINNAMON PROTEIN STACK RECIPE


Here we are back with the second instalment of my tid raw way feature. If you missed the very first one and are eager to see what I made, you can take a look at the recipe for my Raw Nut Brownie Energy Balls here. So, seeing as the weekend and also Pancake Day is upon us, I thought it would be rude not to honour a day where it's completely acceptable to eat Nutella for breakfast!

(UPDATE: this photo is my second and best attempt at this recipe - practice definitely makes perfect!)

As we all like to indulge on occasion, I've decided to share with you my Cinnamon Protein Stack Pancakes. This recipe is completely adaptable to be both healthy and a little on the naughtier side, it's completely up to you! The version I've picked for today sticks to the aim of my feature, to be as 'raw' as possible. These pancakes are completely flour-less in that I used blitzed almonds (also known as almond meal) as a clean substitute. I've even got 1 of your 5 a day into each serving by including berries for an instant yet 100% natural sweetener. 

I've also added protein powder to the batter as this acts as a great alternative and replacement to sugar. If like me, you sometimes struggle to get enough protein in the day, investing in some good quality protein powder is a great start-point. You can experiment with foods and it really can be added to almost anything - pancakes, porridge, smoothies (and that's only breakfast!). I like to incorporate it into the majority of my recipes as it gives baked goods flavour whilst giving you that extra boost for your daily intake.

For this recipe, any powder will do. Throughout uni, I used to be a lover of MyProtein Impact Diet Whey in Vanilla Cookie, but I find the Slender Blend from Protein World, even though it's more expensive, is much better quality and has less of that plastic taste if you get me. But this is completely personal preference!

My Cinnamon Protein Stack Pancakes are ridiculously easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients. I will say, like anyone, I struggled so much to begin with (meaning I chucked the first three pancakes in the bin) but after this I mastered my flip - so you can adjust the ingredients as you like. To treat your family or just yourself this coming Shrove Tuesday - here's what you'll need and how to make it...


Ingredients (makes 10)

1/2 cup of almonds (if you buy ready blanched they are much easier to prep and manage)
1 cup of mixed blueberries and raspberries (or any you like!)
1-2 bananas (depending on size)
1 egg
2 scoops protein powder (I use the Vanilla Slender Blend)
1 tbsp almond butter
3 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil

Method

1. Blitz the almonds to a flour consistency and put to one side.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana and combine with the egg.
3. Add the remaining of the wet ingredients into the mixture (almond butter and milk).
4. Then add in all the dry ingredients (flour, protein powder, cinnamon) and mix well until a batter forms.
5. Heat a large non-stick pan with a teaspoon of coconut oil and allow 1/4 cup of mixture for each pancake.
6. Ladle the mixture evenly and cook for 2-3 minutes - then flip and repeat. You can try to make a few at a time but I'd recommend trialling with just one to begin with!
7. After each pancake is cooked, add to a plate and stack! Note: you may need to wipe the pan with some kitchen roll in-between pancakes - then add some extra coconut oil.
8. Easy as that! I added Nutella (warmed up of course) and some more berries.

UPDATE: I've added a few photos from my most recent try at this recipe! You can tell how much I have improved in both the cooking and the presentation from the first photo below.



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  1. These look so good! I can't wait for pancake day!!
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    1. Thanks doll, I've added more photo's of my second attempt and they turned out even better! :) Xx

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