Pumpkin Pecan Protein Pancakes
IF YOUR MOUTH
THAT IS COMPLETELY NORMAL.
When I made these pancakes for my husband, he couldn’t believe that they were made with protein powder. And if you’ve ever made protein pancakes before, you’ll know that’s pretty much the nicest compliment you could ever receive.
Typically when you cook with protein powder, you have a very distinct and over-bearing flavor in whatever recipe you’re making. So the fact that this recipe masks the overbearing protein powder notes and compliments this particular vanilla protein flavor, that’s a pancake JACKPOT.
In this particular recipe, I used a collagen protein powder from Bulletproof. Collagen is best known as a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps prevent wrinkles and repair tissues. But, the current collagen rage is all about digesting the hydrolyzed form of it (collagen peptides) in beverages, snack goods and powders.
If you would prefer to use another type or brand of protein, have at it! I would just note that the pancake’s flavor is largely dependent on the protein powder source. So if you DO substitute, I would strongly suggest to replace it with another vanilla option!