For ectomorphs/hardgainers, more often than not the problem isn’t so much a fast metabolism but a weak appetite. If you find yourself having trouble eating enough, calorie-dense foods can and should be a part of your diet if your goal is to put on mass. Below is a protein pancakes recipe I whipped up for Mico to help him get in a hefty amount of calories in a relatively short period of time.
You could easily adapt this into whatever you’d like– oreos, cookies, etc. I chose Chocnut because it has some protein in it, at least! 😛
Chocnut Protein Pancakes Recipe
Makes: 5 pancakes (1 Serving)
MACROS: Protein: 51 | Carbs: 211 | Fat: 49 | Calories: 1,498 kcal
- 200g Krusteaz Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 6 Chocnut pieces
- Emborg Full Cream Milk 150g
- 3 Whole Eggs (Large)
- 5g Olive Oil
- PAM Cooking Spray
- Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together. Combine.
- Turn on the heat to low-medium.
- Scoop out a 1/3 cup serving onto the pan.
- Wait until bubbles start to form before flipping otherwise it will explode and you’ll end up with a mess of a pancake.
Low Fat Protein Pancakes Version
- Use 150g egg whites instead of whole eggs.
- Use non-fat milk instead of full cream milk.
- Omit the olive oil.
Tips for Making the Perfect Protein Pancakes
- Whey protein does not make for good pancake batter. Save yourself the trial and error by using a good low-sugar pancake mix and add a scoop of protein to that.
- For pancakes without protein powder, use a ratio of 25g of egg whites to 55g of dry pancake mix.
- Add 1 tsp. of baking powder to make them fluffy.
- Beat the eggs first before adding in the dry pancake mix.
- Low to medium heat is always better to avoid burning the top/bottom, especially for thicker batter.