How was your Valentine’s Day? My roommate and I threw our third annual Galentine’s party–i.e. waffle bar + fondue extravaganza with a white elephant gift exchange (I got and am so excited to read this) and then I spent my actual V-day holed up in my room working on a bunch of finals projects and cleaning the heck out of my room. It was actually relaxing a day of much-needed recharging and was pretty great. Oh, and then I read this and spent 20 minutes reading all the cute stories people left in the comments and just *heartsplosion*
In other news, it turns out I am NOT allergic to dairy! I got tested over winter break and though we don’t know the real reason why I kept getting rashes on my fingers after eating dairy, we suspect that it is due to eczema flareups on my fingers that is inflamed by eating dairy. Anyway, back when I thought I was allergic to dairy, I tried out this Sunwarrior protein powder and kind of loved it.
It’s soy-free, raw, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, but the vanilla flavor is totally delicious (I’d never guess it wasn’t your standard whey-based powder) and it’s not chalky at all. I only pretty much use protein powder in a few things: smoothies and occasionally in pancakes or my all-time favorite single-serving cinnamon roll. Although protein powder can occasionally turn pancakes dry and sad, this pancake is totally fluffy and just moist enough (particularly if you smother it in additional syrup, nut butter, banana, chopped chocolate and a power seed mixture).
The ingredient list may look longish, but the recipe is really easy to throw together and most ingredients are just a dash of this and that, which you can leave out as needed. If you make try it out, tag me on instagram and tell me how you like it!
This pancake was inspired by Kylie’s cookie dough pancake!
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- ½ scoop (2 tablespoons) Sunwarrior protein powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- dash cinnamon
- dash salt
- ¼ banana, optional
- Combine all wet ingredients (egg through vanilla), then stir in dry ingredients (oat flour through salt). Slice or lightly crush the banana, if using, and add to batter. Pour batter into a lightly greased, preheated pan and cook over medium heat for 2-4 minutes on both sides until fully cooked.