It’s that time of year again! And if you didn’t know, by “that time of year”, I mean Shrove Tuesday, better known to a lot of us as “Pancake day”. Om nom nom… The lovely folk at myprotein very kindly sent me a baggy of Golden Syrup Pancake Mix for the occasion!
I couldn’t wait to break out the frying pan and give these a go! The best part is, you don’t need to go and get a lot of other ingredients! You can make them with either water or milk added to 55g of the powder. For this, personally I chose semi-skimmed milk from Cravendale. They suggest to use a small amount of oil or butter in the pan, personally, I chose butter Fry Light which is only 1 calorie. I recommend actually weighing out the mix as the scoop isn’t accurate weight-wise, also, personal preference on your thickness of pancakes. Also, I added more milk than pictured once I had added my powder.
Whizz it all up and bung it in the pan! My pancakes are not at all the same size so I’m honestly not sure how many it makes and it depends on your size preference too… The smell when this stuff hits the pan is absolutely gorgeous!
50g of the pancake mix provides:-
Energy: 191kcal, Protein: 34.3g, Carbohydrates: 5.9g, Sugars: 2.1g, Fats: 3.2g, Saturates: 1.1g, Fibre: 0.7g, Sodium: 0.3g
So, if you use milk, make sure you add the macros from that as well if you’re fussed about keeping things logged etc. Obviously no worries for water. Don’t forget any toppings you might choose. Personally, I didn’t top these pancakes! They are already Golden Syrup flavour, I didn’t find it necessary! The mix also comes in Maple Syrup flavour and Chocolate flavour. All in 200g pouches. Macros will vary slightly across flavours, I’m sure. The ready-mix contains three types of protein! Whey, milk and egg proteins which help with lean muscle mass.
Brown, flip, brown, serve.. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how to cook a pancake… Though even after all these years, I’m still a bit hit and miss… but I CAN flip them in the frying pan, like a boss! One time, I made this exact, perfectly round pancake. It was beautiful… *wipes tear*
The verdict? Absolutely delicious and way nicer than banana pancakes I’ve made in the past and more nutritious too. Hands down, the best protein pancakes I have ever eaten. The golden syrup flavouring was lovely. I was unsure about it if I’m honest but it was very nice. They came out the right texture for pancakes which was one thing I was unsure about. As I mentioned before, I didn’t even feel the need to top them, they were full of flavour. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a protein-boosting snack or a tasty breakfast!
Have you tried myprotein’s pancake mix? Or made your own protein pancakes? If you want to try your own, I suggest you check out this video by Si of The Diet Kitchen on YouTube who shows you how to make yummy chocolate chip pancakes using Myprotein’s products.
Check it out, lemme know what you think!
*This product was sent to me by a PR for review consideration. I have not and am not being paid for writing about this product and always write with honesty.*