Sunday, February 10, 2013

Protein Pancakes (C3)

Recipe Author: Patty Hecke
Recipe Process: Maranda Thomas

Note: This recipe has been re-vamped as of May 2013 -- much better, clearer instructions!

Traditional pancakes 
Makes 2 good sized pancakes

1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop compliant protein powder (vanilla)
1 packet of stevia, truvia, or a dot of agave
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs-one whole 1 white (you can do two whites and skip the yolk doesn't change anything)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp almond milk (use acidophilus milk for C2)

Mix in a bowl your eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, almond milk, sweetener of choice and oil. Set aside for about 5 minutes so the baking powder activates.

Get your small pan ready and spray it with olive oil spray (the reason I say small is that it will hold the shape of the pancake (round). Heat the pan at medium heat. If your pan is too hot your pancake will cook fast which you don't want. It will result in a dry pancake.

Once your liquid ingredients have activated give it a good stir and then stir in your protein powder. The batter should be slightly runny if it isn't and it seems really thick, use a little more almond milk to thin.

Divide the batter in half and cook one at each time. It takes just seconds to be ready to flip. You do not want your pancake to burn or overcook. As soon as you can get a fork to lift the corner, get your spatula immediately under it and flip fast. Once flipped watch it closely. It takes like 30 seconds and you need to get it off the pan.
Repeat with Second Pancake.

CHOCOLATE pancakes same as above but use Compliant Chocolate Protein powder, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Omit cinnamon.

UNDER COOK there is a tiny thin goey center in it REALLY GOOD!!


  1. I don't see the measurements for the ingredients anywhere. How much olive oil, cinnamon, stevia, extract, etc. do you use?

  2. Hi Maranda, where does the puréed fruit go? And which fruits should I use? Thanks!

  3. Momy2Kaylie, thanks for pointing that out. The amounts are those listed in the Protein Pancakes recipe on this blog.

  4. Mags: Pureed fruit can be whatever fruits are allowed for the cycle you are currently in. The fruits go on top of the pancakes after they are done, as a topping.

  5. Sorry Girls!! I was so excited for this creation that I forgot to mention a few key things. Okay I used 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 packet of truvia or stevia, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. You can play this up to your liking by using 2 tbsp of olive oil to make them fluffier and 2 packets of Stevia or Truvia to make them sweeter. The fruit goes in the middle and the yogurt mix on top so it looks like Strawberry Shortcake with the taste but without the guilt!! Should look like this:!/media/set/?set=a.414644445294707.98100.100002474659556&type=3

  6. The recipe has been updated to the latest and greatest on the blog with more precise instructions. Have at it, eat them, enjoy them!

  7. How can it be modify it to make it C1?

  8. How can it be modify it to make it C1?

  9. You can't -- protein powder is C2 every other day or C3, and almond milk is C3. You could use yogurt instead of almond milk, but the minute it gets heated up, it's no longer C1.