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If you are looking for a super simple way to get your protein and still feel like an indulgence, here is the easiest recipe yet! This recipe is low carb and take just a couple of minutes to whip up.

These are a cross between pancakes and crepes …. pan-crepes are born!

Ingredients:

1 scoop protein powders
1 egg
1 TBSP water
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Use a fork to whisk the egg and water together in a bowl.
  2. Mix in protein powder and baking soda.
  3. Heat 1 TBSP coconut oil over medium heat in a frying pan.
  4. Drop batter onto hot pan – this recipe should make 4 small pan-crepes.
  5. Fry about 1 minute each side – every pan is different – flip the pan-crepes as soon as they brown.
  6. Serve with your choice of topping. My favorite is berries and pure maple syrup!

Optional – you could add in almost any ingredients to the batter before frying:
Chia seeds, Flax seeds, Dark Chocolate chips, Goji berries, Blueberries, banana slices, or coconut flakes


 

For the health and nutrition curious people out there – If you want to know a little more about why I choose certain ingredients – read on 🙂

Protein powder

make sure that you choose a clean powder without artificial fillers and sweeteners. My two favorites are:

Whey:

TriVita Leanology – this is one of the best whey powders that I have found. The taste is on the sweet side, so you don’t really need to add any other flavors. Plus I’m the Fitness Director for this company, so I have in depth knowledge of the pure quality!

 

Plant-based:

Sun Warrior – this is a very clean protein that works well in all recipes and shakes. The taste is neutral, so it’s a good base for almost anything!

 

Eggs

I use pasture-raised eggs. These are a step above “cage free.” They have a taste that is far better than conventional eggs, and the yolks are a vibrant yellow/orange color, which gives them a far better nutritional profile. These chickens are free to roam as they would in nature, I just can’t support any companies that don’t treat their animals well!

If you want to know more about choosing eggs, Dr. Mercola writes about about the different types of eggs and their nutrition, or check out this short video on the different ways that chickens are raised. This might help you change your choices when buying eggs or chicken!

Safe Cookware

Please do not use non-stick pans!! They are made with cancer-causing chemicals on the non-stick surface that are released when heated. For more information on the safe cookware, head over to The Environmental Working Group (EWG).

I like to use stainless steel and ceramic cookware. They are easy to work with, and do not contaminate the healthy food that I’m making. My favorite pan for making pan-crepes and many other recipes is the Emeril 12” stainless steel – it’s dishwasher safe which is a huge plus for me too!


 

There you have it – a super simple recipe, and hopefully you’ve learned a thing or two! What are your favorite toppings to put on pan-crepes or waffles or pancakes? I’d love to hear in the comments below 🙂

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