The Best Way to Make Protein Pancakes Is Also the Easiest
THERE’S SO MUCH to love about pancakes. Soft and fluffy, yet structurally sound enough to hold piles of toppings, pancakes aren’t just comfort food—they’re always-there-for-you food.
And then you bring the whole protein pancake thing into the discussion. Prior to the Golden Age of Protein Pancakes, the classic breakfast food used to get dinged for being full of empty carbohydrates. But now, with pretty-dang-good protein pancake mixes on the shelves at nearly every grocery store, those carb-hating pancake naysayers have gone quiet.
But there’s also still one big thing to NOT love about pancakes. Actually, it’s many things: bowls, whisks, spatulas, spoons, more bowls—it’s all the dishes. Because once you’ve moved through a stack of flapjacks—no matter how fluffy and delicious they are—no one likes staring down a sink full of gloppy bowls and tools.
Luckily, you probably have something in your gym bag right now that solves the frustrating problem of post-pancake-making dish demoralization: a shaker bottle.
Yes, the same vessel you use to whip up your protein shakes can also be used to fire up incredible pancakes. Like a bowl and a whisk, a shaker bottle is capable of combining batter effectively. Unlike a bowl and whisk (and an additional spoon or ladle), you can pour that effectively combined batter directly into the pan. Short of flipping the flapjacks, a shaker bottle does it all.
The technique is simple and it works for both protein pancakes and regular ol’ pancakes too.
And, after you learn it, you’ll find there’s absolutely nothing not to love about pancakes.