In the quest for a healthier lifestyle, many of us are turning to nutritious and delicious meals that not only satisfy our taste buds but also nourish our bodies. If you're on this journey, you'll love our Strawberry Collagen Protein Pancakes. These pancakes are not just a treat for your taste buds but also a boost for your skin, hair, and overall well-being. Let's dive into this delightful recipe that combines the goodness of collagen protein with the sweet tang of strawberries and the fluffiness of pancakes.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons The Roasted Purpose Gourmet Protein Powder (unflavored)
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or any dairy-free milk of your choice)
- Monk fruit sweetener to taste (start with 1-2 tablespoons and adjust according to your sweetness preference)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Coconut oil or dairy-free cooking spray for frying
- Topping Strawberry Sauce - Cooked Frozen Strawberries
- Non Dairy Reddi Wip - Coconut whipped cream
- Whisk the Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, collagen protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
- Mix the Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, beat the eggs, almond milk, monk fruit sweetener, and vanilla extract until well mixed. Start with 1-2 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener and adjust to your desired level of sweetness.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until you have a smooth pancake batter. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to let the coconut flour absorb some of the liquid. Adjust the consistency with a bit more almond milk if needed.
- Heat and Grease: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with coconut oil or cooking spray.
- Cook the Pancakes: Ladle a portion of the pancake batter onto the hot surface and use the back of the ladle to spread it into a round shape. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on the first side until bubbles form on the edges.
- Flip and Cook: Carefully flip the pancake with a spatula and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side, or until it's golden brown and cooked through.
- Repeat and Keep Warm: Remove the pancake from the skillet and keep it warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more coconut oil or cooking spray as needed.
- Serve: Serve your Strawberry Collagen Protein Pancakes with fresh strawberry syrup (recipe below) and a generous dollop of dairy-free whipped cream.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Simmer: In a saucepan, add the frozen strawberries. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the strawberries to a gentle simmer. Stir occasionally as the strawberries release their juices and simmer.
- Cook: Allow the strawberries to simmer for about 7-10 minutes or until they have softened and the mixture has thickened slightly. You'll notice the strawberries turning bright red as they cook.
- Mash or Blend (Optional): If you prefer a chunky syrup, you can use a potato masher or a fork to lightly mash the strawberries right in the saucepan. For a smoother consistency, transfer the mixture to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree the strawberries until you reach your desired texture.
- Cool: Allow the strawberry syrup to cool to room temperature. It will thicken further as it cools.
- Store: Transfer the cooled strawberry syrup to a clean, airtight container or a glass jar with a lid. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Use your homemade strawberry syrup to drizzle over pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream, yogurt, or any other dessert or breakfast dish that could use a burst of sweet, fruity flavor. Enjoy!
With each bite of these Strawberry Collagen Protein Pancakes, you're not only indulging in a delightful treat but also nourishing your body from the inside out. Collagen protein supports your skin's elasticity and health, while strawberries provide a burst of vitamin C and antioxidants. So, make these pancakes a part of your breakfast routine, and enjoy glowing skin and a satisfied palate.