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Protein Pancakes

Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day.  During the week it's usually a smoothie or a protein shake loaded with yummy ingredients, and at weekends or if I have more time, I love a more leisurely brunch of pancakes or poached egg or avocado on toast.  I must admit that having embraced clean eating again, and also having committed to giving up refined sugar for lent, I thought pancake breakfasts were going to be a thing of the past.

Then I discovered Myprotein Protein Pancake Mix and I must admit, I was rather excited. Myprotein offered to send me a sample of a new product and I genuinely did a little noise like an excited bleat when I opened the package as I've tried and failed to conquer protein pancakes in the past, so a protein pancake mix was like a gift from the Gods! Pancakes are my weakness, and the idea of being able to have them for breakfast and still feel smug that I made a healthy choice was very appealing.

These pancakes offer up over 30g of protein per serving (serving size is around two pancakes) and only 3.2g of fat and 191 calories, which is some pretty impressive figures for such a tasty brekkie.  You can make the mix with water or milk - I used Hazelnut Soy Milk to give them a bit of extra flavour.

As for the sweetness in them, they do have a little artificial sweetener in them (sucralose) which I still haven't decided yet whether it's allowed during my refined sugar free lent.  These delicious pancakes are the only thing stopping me saying I should avoid sweeteners, I don't think I could give them up too, it would be too cruel!

I've been having my pancakes with various combinations of topping including Sweet Freedom syrup, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, lemon juice, natural yoghurt and pre-lent I added demerera sugar.  All complemented by my obligatory morning green tea of course.

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The pancakes are really easy to make and really tasty, especially with my yummy toppings.  The best thing is they keep me full until lunchtime due to the high protein content.  These are definitely going to be a key weapon in staving off the sugar cravings over the next five weeks and it's an easy way to get some fruit in early in the morning too.

I buy all my Whey Protein for my morning shakes and smoothies from MyProtein and if you want to buy the pancake mix or anything else from their site you can use the code MPBOTTLE for a free blender bottle, or NEW10 for 10% off for new customers.  I'll also be blogging about my favourite Whey Protein flavours and protein shake combinations over the next couple of weeks. Let me know if you try the pancake mix and any other topping suggestions you have!

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12 comments

  1. I have that green Cath Kidston mug! It's one of my favourite mugs :) Pancakes look delicious!
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  2. This is my kind of breakfast, pancakes to start the day (that are good for you too?!) YES. xx

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  3. I must admit, I hate breakfast. However I would so eat these as dessert after dinner!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  4. protein packages hey, this sounds pretty decent. So do you need to add much to them? Good amount of protein in them too, good skills.

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    1. The taste of them on their own is quite unflavoured but nice enough, you definitely need to add toppings I would say but it's a good way to get some fruit in in the morning, they're so quick to cook too!

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  5. I've been eyeing up the pancake mix on myprotein but wasn't sure what the texture would be like. All my previous attempts have turned out a bit dry and rubbery - how does this shape up?? x

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    1. The texture is quite difficult to describe - I must admit it tastes and looks quite 'eggy' but I've been making one thick pancake rather than two thinner ones. I like the taste of them but you do have to add toppings to really enjoy them as the taste is not enough on their own. I really like them and they're a great base for fruit and yoghurt etc. xo

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  6. These look right up my street Rosie - loving the look if all the toppings!
    Sophie
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  7. That looks so yummy and healthy :)x

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  8. These look so tasty! I still need to order some protein (thank you again for the codes!), very tempted to pop this in my basket too! x

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  9. I want to start making protein pancakes. They seem like a nice weekend breakfast idea.

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  10. These sound so good Rosie and are so much more healthy too. I want to make some asap! :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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