Aug 4, 2015

Low Carb Flourless Quest Protein Pancakes



Low Carb Quest Protein Pancakes

We take pancakes VERY seriously around here. Luckily I have found numerous ways to make all sorts of low carb versions to satisfy my Sunday Pancake cravings. My latest recipe was made using Quest Protein Powder...the Multi Purpose Mix. I've tried many protein powders, but this was my first time using Quest Nutrition's brand. I'll start off by saying that these opinions are my own, and I have not been compensated in any way to write this post. When I like products, I like to crow about them and share them with you. 

I knew that the first thing I would make with the protein powder would be pancakes. Pancakes first...always! There's a picture of Pancakes on the jug, and a small recipe guide that came along with it, but no pancake recipe. I thought...what a tease! However, it only took a short Google search to find that other pancake obsessees had been seeking the same thing. Those who sought out a recipe from Quest Nutrition had all been given the same recipe that called for egg whites, coconut flour,etc. I did have those ingredients, but I knew I could make something more simple with less carbs that I liked just as well. I did just that and they turned out REALLY YUMMY! I was definitely happy with my first Quest Protein Powder recipe. 

Ingredients
  • 1 scoop of Quest Protein Powder (Multi Purpose or other Quest Protein Flavors
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 2 packets of Stevia (optional)
  • Unsweetened almond milk or water 
  • Topping of your choice (sugar free syrup, berries, sweetened cream cheese, warmed PB2, etc)
Directions
  • Soften your cream cheese in the microwave
  • Mix together protein powder, egg, cream cheese, Stevia, and then add unsweetened almond milk or water until you achieve a pour-able batter consistency to your liking. I added 2 tbls of almond milk and the rest water until I got it right--just trying to save on carbs)
Before adding the almond milk and water

  • Heat in pan on medium. *These are more sensitive to heat than regular pancakes so watch them carefully. They also take longer to set, but don't turn up the heat to cook them faster. They burn easily!

Remember that because you are omitting flours, your pancakes will not be the big and fluffy kind. These will be denser, but still really good! You can actually use other protein powders with this base recipe. I would not recommend soy though. It is not a very healthy option.

Here's a few other variations i've made lately using the same basic recipe above...


I used the basic recipe as above, but I softened some cream cheese, mixed it with a bit of sugar free syrup (you could sweeten it with Stevia as well ) and then spread it on my pancake. I rolled it up and ate it like a burrito!


Melted Sunflower Nut Butter on top and sprinkled with crushed Cinnamon Brown Sugar Almonds from Blue Diamond. These almonds only have 4 net carbs per serving (24 nuts), and I only used 5 nuts on these pancakes.
For these pancakes I used Quest Chocolate Milkshake flavored protein powder. I topped them off with a bit of sugar free syrup and some cacao nibs. Cocoa nibs are chocolate in it's purest form-just bits of cocoa beans. It's like eating dark chocolate without all the added junk and extra sugar. Most cocoa nibs average around 10 net carbs per 1 oz. In the picture above I only used .2 oz. They have high health benefits and are low in carbs. 



Want some more lowcarb pancake recipes? Try these:





Happy Low Carbing! 
















13 comments:

  1. Hello. My protein powder did not come with a scoop. Do you happen to know how many tablespoons or portion of a cup a scoop is? Thx.

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    1. Sometimes the scoop is at the bottom, but if not...most protein scoops are equivalent to about 28-31 grams which is more or less about 1/3 cup.

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  2. Hi Jessie, I want to thank you for your blog! I just returned recently to low carb eating and you have been such an inspiration for me and your recipes are great!

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  3. These pancakes were amazing. So glad I tried this recipe. Simple and very good!

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  4. Do you have the nutritional info for these?

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  5. I make quest foods all the time to save calories you can add 3 egg whites to 1 scoop powder and 5 surculose packets and it makes a very full pancake can top with sugar free syrup yum

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  6. I don't really keep protein powder around. Would almond flour work as a substitute, do you think?

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  7. Is this a single serving or how many servings does it make? I realize it depends on the size of the pancake.

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  8. I switched out cream cheese for psyllium and it came out great!

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  9. I switched out cream cheese for tofutti to lessen the calories and that worked well.

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Thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you, however it still always surprises me how many mean and rotten comments I receive, so please remember that I post what I eat merely as a suggestion of ideas for others. Low carbing is not cut and dry. What works for me may or may not work for you. Also, I live exclusively low carb, but I don't live my life counting them so I don't often include the net carb counts on recipes. Happy low carbing ya'll! :)

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