Egg-Free Protein Pancakes

I like eggs. They taste good, are an excellent source of protein, and they are rather vital to pancakes. But when you don’t have any eggs in the house and you want pancakes, then you have to get a bit creative!

Egg-Free American Canadian Style Protein Pancakes
(makes 3 small pancakes – serves 1)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour of your choice
1 tbsp protein powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/2 tsp baking powder
sprinkle of salt
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp oil (olive, vegetable, bran, etc)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup milk (cow’s, almond, rice, soy, etc)

Mix all dry ingredients. If you don’t have a sifter, use a whisk to break up any lumps. Add the agave nectar, oil, vanilla, and some of the milk. Continue adding milk until you reach pouring consistency.

Heat a frying pan to a high temperature. Spray or coat it with oil to keep pancakes from sticking. Then pour your pancake batter into the pan and flip after a few minutes, when they have started to pull up slightly on the bottom.

Fry 'em up!

I used bran oil and semi-skimmed/2% milk in my pancakes. I also may have broken up a square of 85% dark chocolate and added that to my pancakes as they were frying…

Top with your choice of toppings – fruit, maple syrup, a nice berry compote… whatever you feel like on a gloriously lazy Saturday morning!

I managed to break every single one when I flipped them, creating a lovely, gooey, pancake-y mess in the pan and on my plate, so I didn’t take any pictures of my pancakes before I devoured them. I can prove they were good though, look!

Yum!

Do you still bake or cook what you like even if you’re missing an ingredient or two? I do it all the time, and generally my attempts end in success. It drives my boyfriend crazy though! 🙂

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2 Comments »

  1. 300hikes said

    I’m always looking for easy ways to work protein into my vegan diet, though I have to say I’m a bit skeptical about using protein powder. It sounds so synthetic… Though it may just be my perception rather than the truth.

    • Sam said

      That’s the exact reason I went for this Nutribiotic Brown Rice protein powder instead of the whey junk I’ve had before. That, I’m sure, is all chemicals (and tastes like it) which is something I’m trying to get out of my diet as much as possible. I’d noticed a lot of people seem really fond of Sun Warrior, which is a brown rice protein (and incredibly expensive). This one I have is a cheaper version ($16 for 600g or 40 tbsp servings), but the only thing on the ingredients list is ‘Enzymatically processed rice protein from whole grain, sprouted brown rice’. As far as I’m aware it’s one of the less synthetic ones out there and it is specifically labelled ‘vegan’. I’m sure you could find one that suits you if you wanted to give it a try. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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