I've decided that pancakes covered in butter and real maple syrup is this training schedule's craving. I can relate each long distance race I've trained for with a craving. Some are normal cravings like bagels and cream cheese to truly bizarre - dulse and cappuccinos. Pancakes are normal as well, not exactly healthy and could explain why I feel like I've gained weight while logging 70+ km a week.
In all fairness to myself I have tried to make these healthier by adding protein powder to the mix, but the butter and maple syrup cancel any benefits - I'm sure.
|Yes - I am a pig with butter.... what!!?? No weight loss - hmmmm I'm beginning to see why.|
1/2 cup protein powder (I use progressive vegan vanilla powder)
1 1/2 cups white flour
1 tbs baking powder
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Whisk together in a bowl.
2 cups milk or diary substitute (I use Vanilla Almond milk)
2 tbs oil
1 tsp vanilla
Whisk wet ingredients together and add to dry mixture. Until just moistened - mixture will be lumpy.
Ladle into a hot oiled pan. Flip when bubbles appear on the top of the pancake.
Serve with your choice of toppings.