Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes with Protein

And another pancake recipe :D But this time they are with yeast - super fluffy and perfect breakfast for people who are having sporty life as in this recipe I'm using my favorite protein powder :)

Oh, as usual, you can prepare them in a bunch and freeze so this way you can have pancakes every day ;)


And today I would like to share with you a bit about the best type protein in my opinion which is pea protein!


High-Quality Protein Source

Pea protein contains all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot create and must get from food. However, it’s relatively low in methionine.

You can compensate for this by including other methionine-rich foods, like brown rice in your diet.

It’s also a great source of branched-chain amino acids, especially arginine — which promotes healthy blood flow and heart health — and leucine, isoleucine and valine — which promote muscle growth.

In general, animal proteins are more easily digested and absorbed than plant-based proteins.

Still, research demonstrates that pea protein is one of the more easily digested plant-based proteins — just behind soy protein and chickpeas.


Rich in Iron

Pea protein powders are also rich in iron.

Most products contain around 5–7.5 mg of iron per serving — roughly 28–42% of the reference daily intake (RDI) for premenopausal women and 62–94% of the RDI for men and postmenopausal women.

However, the iron found in plant foods is less absorbable than that found in animal products.

This can be improved by consuming pea protein powder with vitamin C or vitamin-C-rich foods like citrus — which boosts iron absorption by up to 67% .

Since approximately 10% of American women are iron-deficient, including pea protein powder in your diet could be a great way to boost your intake of this nutrient.



Works With Many Special Diets

Pea protein powder is naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and does not contain any of the top eight food allergens — peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, cow’s milk, wheat and soy.

Therefore, it works with nearly any diet.

Pea protein also blends well with water and has a less gritty or chalky texture than other plant-based protein powders like hemp.

While pea protein powder works for most people, anyone with an allergy, sensitivity or intolerance to peas should avoid it. *source


Hurry up, find the recipe below!

Prep: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4 portions

Calories per serving: 517 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :


For the yeast:

  • 1 1/2 cups soy-milk (or any other plant milk)

  • 1 tbsp sugar (do not substitute)

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1 pcs. dry yeast (7 gr.)

For the pancakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsp sugar (or any other sweetener of choice)

  • 1 dash of salt

  • 1/3 cups vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)

  • 1 scoop of strawberry flavor protein powder (mine is my protein pea (taste strawberry shake)

  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries

  • 1 dash of vanilla essence (optional)

Method:

Step 1: In a medium bowl mix together warm water with 1 tbsp of sugar, flour and add the dry yeast. Set aside for 10 mins.

Step 2: Preheat your pan on medium heat.

Step 3: In a bowl stir flour and add in sugar, protein powder, and salt, mix in yeast mixture, oil, and vanilla and mix them until well combined. Add in chopped strawberries.

Step 4: Start cooking your pancakes - around 2 tbsp of mixture = 1 fluffy pancake. Cook on medium heat around 2 minutes each side.

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