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Pretty Delicious: A Protein-Infused Strawberry Pancake Recipe

by grace gavilanes - June 09, 2021

You can never go wrong with a few pancake stacks (and some added protein) for breakfast! And that's exactly why we’re bringing you this Strawberry Pancake recipe. Not only is it berry delicious thanks to the fresh strawberry sauce that tops off this tiered creation, but it's also good for you.

This Strawberry Pancake recipe calls for two scoops of Vital Performance™ Strawberry Protein ($29.99; shop now on vitalproteins.com). Our lactose-free protein powder delivers 25g of complete protein, including 10g of collagen to support improved recovery, stimulate muscle protein synthesis and promote healthy bones, joints and tendons.**

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Strawberry Pancake Recipe

Yields 6 Strawberry Pancakes

Pancake Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C light coconut milk
  • 1 C applesauce (look for no sugar added)
  • 3 T softened butter, ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 t apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 6 T coconut flour
  • 2 scoops Vital Performance™ Strawberry Protein
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • Large pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t sea salt

Topping Ingredients:

  • 4 C strawberries (chopped)
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 3 T water
  • 2 T raw honey or maple syrup

Pancake Directions:

  1. Add the eggs, coconut milk, applesauce, butter, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract to a large blender. Blend on high until very smooth.
  2. Add the coconut flour, Vital Performance™ Strawberry Protein, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt to the blender. Blend again to incorporate. Stop to scrape down the sides and allow the coconut flour to be fully absorbed. Blend again on high until you have a smooth and thick batter.
  3. Heat a wide skillet over medium to medium-low heat (the pan used may cause this to vary slightly). Grease lightly with additional butter and drop the batter into pancake shapes, 4-6″ in size. Spread the batter out slightly and allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges begin to brown. Flip and cook until browned on the other side.
  4. Remove to a cooling rack for 3-5 minutes before serving. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Topping Directions:

  1. Add 2 cups chopped strawberries, lemon juice, water and honey to a medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to medium heat for 20-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. When strawberries have cooked down into sauce, remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups of strawberries and allow mixture to cool.
  4. Serve over pancakes and enjoy!

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary. Various studies have suggested benefits following daily consumption of collagen for several months. Refer to product labels and vitalproteins.com for recommended serving sizes and for more information.

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