Pretty Perfect Protein Pancakes

My partner-in-crime is a sugar-loving beast, and I am the monster who must limit his intake. I’m always looking for ways to make the sweets he likes with a little less added sugar. Sometimes you can fudge a sugar-free sweet with sweet emulators like coconut oil and cinnamon, but sometimes you just want a real honest to goodness sweet thang.

Enter the protein pancake, still sweet and super tasty, but with a lot less sugar and starch than your traditional hot cake.

Get Your Shit Together

Pookie’s Simple Protein Waffles
  • 1.75 c almond flour
  • 2.5 T any starch
  • 3 T oil or melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c milk, juice, water
  • 3 T sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp guar gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • vanilla or almond extract, plus cinnamon, nutmeg, or other flavors
  • pinch of salt
Pookie’s Best Protein Waffles
  • 1.25 c almond flour
  • 1 T starch
  • 3 T oil or butter, melted
  • 1/2 T coconut flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 T ground nuts and seeds, like pepitas, pecans, cashews, etc.
  • 1 tsp poppy seed or chia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c milk, juice, water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 T sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp guar gum
  • vanilla or almond extract, plus cinnamon, nutmeg, or other flavors
  • pinch of salt
Basic Bitch White Pancakes
  • 1.75c white blend
  • 3 scant T coconut flour
  • 3T sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp xanthan or guar gum
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 3 T melted butter or oil
  • 1 c milk, juice, or water
  • Pinch of salt
Now Do It
Melt the butter and beat it together with the eggs and sugar. Mix the dry well in a separate bowl and then mix together until fully incorporated. Use a waffle iron to make waffles, or cook in a pan like regular pancakes. You may need to add 1/4c more juice, water or milk if the batter is too thick. Feel free to add as much as you want to get the consistency right. It will be thicker than normal pancake batter. Sometimes I just chunk it into the hot pan with a spoon and spread it out a little.
For waffles, you’ll know they’re done when they stop producing water steam from the waffle maker. Usually about 4-5 minutes per waffle.
Garnish and dress with whatever the heck you want.

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