PB&J PROTEIN PANCAKES (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)
These PB&J Protein Pancakes are a family favorite! It's hard to beat the nostalgic combo of peanut butter and jelly. They are super tender and fluffy with just a few ingredients. We love that they're gluten-free, dairy-free, and high in protein too! These pancakes can also be made vegan.
Did you know? Powdered peanut butter is rich in fiber and protein, while containing less fat and fewer calories than regular peanut butter. However, with less fat, there's also fewer fat-soluble vitamins! So definitely pros and cons - both serve a purpose.
Here I used LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein in their NEW Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor. It tastes so good in these pancakes, plus it's free of artificial ingredients which I love! Their plant-based protein also contains added superfood antioxidants and probiotics for a happy gut :) You can use my code "SARAHWILKINS" for free shipping on all LIV Body orders!
These flapjacks also get some protein from powdered peanut butter, which is kind of between a protein powder and flour in how it behaves. You can actually use powdered peanut butter in place of the protein powder - just adjust the amount of milk as needed.
If you don't have powdered peanut butter, use half protein powder (20 grams), half baking flour (20 grams)!
For this recipe, I used gluten free baking flour because it yields a soft, fluffy texture. Fine oat flour, cassava flour, or all purpose flour will also work. You can also substitute half as much coconut flour for a slightly lower carb version!
Eggs and egg substitutions
These pancakes call for two whole eggs, but you can also substitute half a cup of cartoned egg whites or egg beaters for lower fat. I usually do this if using all powdered peanut butter and no protein powder.
For a vegan version, I would suggest using a vegan egg replacer or one quarter cup of ground flaxseed mixed with half a cup of warm water. The latter will yield a more nutty, hearty texture (not as soft and fluffy).
The only other ingredients you'll need are aluminum-free baking powder, unsweetened almond milk, pure vanilla extract, and maybe a little sweetener of choice if you prefer sweeter pancakes. Just keep in mind, if you're adding honey or maple syrup you will want to reduce the milk by the same amount. Also, you can use any milk you prefer or even water!
Here is the printable recipe for these PB&J Protein Pancakes. I hope your family loves them as much as ours does!
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