September 16, 2011
I was having a little experiment in the kitchen. My challenge was to make a new protein pancake recipe. Didn’t have bananas and also had a brand new bag of Mila Chia seed in the house. I know a ton of healthy living bloggers are all about chia seed (yes the same as chia pet chia) so it was about time to give it a shot.
Pretty bag huh?
Mila nutrition facts. Mila is basically a blend of Salvia hispanica L. better known as Chia. Chia is becoming popular in the healthy living world because of the Omega 3 fatty acids they provide. Omega-3′s are the good fats that nourish the brain, lower cholesterol, protect against inflammation and ward off heart disease. You can also get this from fish like salmon.
– 1 egg
– 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
– 1 scoop Mila chia seed (you could also used ground flax seed)
– 1/2 cup of water or 1/3 cup if you like your pancakes a little drier
Whisk for 1 min until everything is nice and mixed up. Maybe even fluffy. Then place in a pan spray with some PAM. Flip once small bubbles have formed on the surface. Use medium-low heat setting.
I didn’t even expect this to turn out at all. Initially the batter looked too watery…but it worked!!!
Mila Protein Pancake Nutrition Info: 220 cals, 12g fat, 5g fiber, 7g carbs, 21g protein.
A success in the kitchen? Gasp. I’ve definitely had times where I made things that had to be fed to birds. Actually, the birds even rejected it. At least it was compost worthy. So happy this wasn’t one of those times.
I added 1 TBS of melted sugarfree strawberry jam on top. I truly enjoyed this because it wasn’t as sweet as the usual protein pancake I make with mashed bananas. Sometimes that can taste like a dessert. The water and the smaller scoop of protein powder gave the pancake a much subtler taste which I liked. I was surprised that it was able to come out at all! Definitely making again, maybe with egg whites next time!
Will need to look more into chia seed vs. flax seed. They both have that same nutty flavor. Later. This was a recipe experiment. Next time, comparison chart.