I have a sweet tooth, but I try to keep it tame. I had been researching protein mug cakes on Pinterest because where else would I look for recipes like that. In my time searching I found two different pre-made, buy it now microwave muffins. The first is made by the fabulous people who bring us Power Cakes and Kodiak Cakes Pancake mix.
With a number of flavors on the shelf, my basic white girl came out and I immediately grabbed the pumpkin muffin… I may have also grabbed double chocolate because YES. Keep in mind this isn’t a type muffin that you bake in the oven. It’s much more dense and wayyy more moist. Add a little water, stir and microwave for 1 minute, give or take a few seconds and viola! Perfect pumpkin muffin and it’s only August.
The second muffin is one I actively sought out because it’s from Flap Jacked the makers of protein pancake mix that I buy religiously. These take 30 seconds in the microwave and are super fluffy and moist. They’re a lot more filling than you would imagine, but I suspect all that protein has something to do with it. Now if only they had a carrot cake one or pumpkin one with that much protein and I would be in heaven. These are new to their product line up, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for new flavors in the future!
I’m a huge pancake fan and I’m always looking for new recipes. Yesterday, when I was shopping at Target I found Kodiak Cakes flapjack and waffle mix. I’ve heard from a ton of people that it’s really good and packed with protein. They do make a protein pancake mix as well, but I couldn’t find it. I figured with some adjusting, I could increase the protein in these bad boys. After looking at Pinterest and seeing what some people used in their recipes it was pretty easy to create my own.
So for Easter we celebrated with protein pancakes so I could give the recipe a go!
What You’ll Need
- 1/3 cup Kodiak Cake mix
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons of Cellucor Whey protein (I used Cor-fetti Cake Batter)
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Sprinkles (optional)
- In a bowl mix all ingredients until blended smooth. I used Cellucor’s Cor-fetti Cake Batter whey, but you can use any flavor. If you use a different brand it will change the macros.
- Add sprinkles if desired.
- Grease pan lightly. I used olive oil cooking spray.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop add batter to pan. Using a scoop this size will give you 4 pancakes.
- Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.
Macros for 1 serving:
2g of fat
29g of carbs (5g of fiber)
27g of protein
As someone who can’t just have plain pancakes, I added 2 tablespoons of fat free Reddi whip and a dash of Easter sprinkles, which only added 3g of carbs to the stack.
I hope everyone has a great Easter filled with tasty carbs!
I know I don’t need to tell you how much I like pancakes – #Ididitforthepancakes. So when my boyfriend said he wanted pancakes for his birthday breakfast, I had no problem searching for a good recipe. I found a ton of birthday cake protein pancake recipes and they ranged from oat flour to coconut flour to no flour. I found one from Super Sister Fitness and I had pretty much everything for the recipe, but I changed it slightly, which ultimately changed the nutrition. Here’s my recipe.
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond coconut milk
- 1 tbs plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of erythritol
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbs sprinkles of choice
For the frosting:
- 1 tbs plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 3 tbs protein powder (I used Cellucor Cor-fetti cake batter)
- 2 tablespoons of water
I added all my ingredients at once, which is slightly different than their directions, which were too mix all the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients after they had been combined.
I used 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the pan. This recipe made 3 pancakes and macros are still pretty damn good.
I tried the batter and it was awesome, so I can’t wait to assemble these in the morning for breakfast!
I hope you all had a great Sunday Funday! Goodnight!