With Pancake Tuesday just past, I was looking for high protein pancakes recipes and stumbled upon the MyProtein Pancakes Cookies and Cream mix. I took a notion to try out as I hadn’t tried high protein low carb pancakes before. In this MyProtein high protein low carb pancakes review, you’ll find out if they made the cut!
I personally love pancakes and I often make high protein pancakes. But since the mix comes with pretty much everything included and in a range of flavours I had never tried, I thought I’d give it a go. Without spoiling the review, let me just say that for anyone looking for good pre-workout foods or a list of high protein breakfast foods, look no further!
Product: MyProtein Pancakes Cookies and Cream
Available to buy: Amazon
My rating: 9.5/10
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The product comes in a variety of flavours including:
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Cookies and cream
- Golden syrup
- Maple syrup
- Nut nougat cream
The high protein blueberry pancakes sound divine, so I’ll probably try these next!
These high protein low carb pancakes also comes in a range of sizes, so depending on whether you’re an avid pancake consumer (like myself), or just looking to try a new flavour, you can opt for 3 sizes:
- 200g (4 servings)
- 500g (10 servings)
- 1000g (20 servings)
It comes with a decent best before date too, approximately 12 months + depending on the batch and time you buy. The packaging itself is a resealable bag and it comes with a scoop for convenient weighting of ingredients.
When making the pancakes, I actually make double portions. The reason for this is that I save half of the pancakes for later; this reduces the time spent cooking and cleaning. Fortunately, they microwave relatively well too! I generally add a carbohydrate-based food alongside the pancakes to ensure I’ve a well-rounded meal.
One of my favourite things about this mix (and when it comes to food preparation in general) is the limited amount of ingredients required. With these, all you need to add is milk or water, and grab some oil or cooking spray for the pan and you’re sorted!
The nutritional composition of these pancakes really can’t be faulted. It’s low in fat, sugar and high in protein, making in a great all-rounder. People looking for a good post workout food may consider the carbohydrate quantity low, but there’s nothing stopping you adding in some oats to the mixture or having a side of your favourite carbohydrates with the pancakes!
The ingredients contains a mixture of fast and slow-digesting protein (milk, whey and egg protein), making it a great after workout food. The protein content also helps ensure that you’ll feel full for longer and the low sugar content will help prevent those unwelcome sugar crashes.
The below nutritional value is based on the unflavoured version. I compared this with the Cookies and Cream nutritional value and there are some notable variations in terms of calories, protein and salt content amongst the flavours.
|Per 100g||Per Serving||*RI|
|Energy||1571 kJ/372 kcal||786 kJ/186 kcal||9%|
|Fat||6.3 g||3.2 g||5%|
|of which saturates||2.4 g||1.2 g||6%|
|Carbohydrates||11 g||5.6 g||2%|
|of which sugars||3.3 g||1.7 g||2%|
|Protein||67 g||34 g||68%|
|Salt||2.3 g||1.2 g||20%|
Cookies and Cream:
|Per 100g||Per Serving|
|Energy||1343 kJ/320 kcal||671 kJ/160 kcal|
|Fat||3.2 g||1.6 g|
|of which saturates||1.7 g||0.8 g|
|Carbohydrates||10.6 g||5.3 g|
|of which sugars||3.8 g||1.9 g|
|Protein||61 g||31 g|
|Salt||0.20 g||0.01 g|
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal)
High Protein: This pancake mix has an exceptionally high protein content (67g per 100g serving); for those looking for a high protein breakfast for kids and adults, this meal certainly ticks the box! I often use it as an after workout food. It’s also an excellent option for those on a lean muscle building diet or those looking to increase their overall protein intake.
Low carb pancakes: These might be suitable for people on keto diets looking for low carb breakfast suggestions. These MyProtein pancake mixes are also low in sugar, which is always an added bonus.
The batter tastes unreal: I’m sure I’m not the only person who loves to eat the leftover batter! The cookies and cream flavour comes with little biscuit crumbs throughout the mixture which also adds to the texture.
Great variety of flavours: Thankfully, we’re not isolated to just 1 or 2 flavours, we have a whopping 8 flavours to try (well 7 if you ignore the unflavoured version), so the odds of getting bored of the flavour are slim.
Shape: It can be a little tricky to make them thick, but if you enjoy thin pancakes or have a pancake shaper (I love my pancake shaper, and I bet kids do too), then this shouldn’t be a problem for you.
Texture: When researching the reviews on this product, some people complained of a rubber texture to the pancakes. I only experienced this once when I overcooked them, but ever since I’ve been more cautious and only slightly brown them to ensure the texture is perfect. Bear in mind that since these are not your normal concoction of ingredients, you shouldn’t expect the exact same pancake experience as ones made from sugar and flour.
For such a high quality protein mix, you really are getting value for money. Take the 1kg bag of cookies and cream pancake mix, that works out to be €1.16c per serving, which is a bargain. The price is rather competitive when compared with other brands of protein pancake mix. In addition, when compared with whey protein, the price difference is marginal; in fact, you might even spare a few €/£/$! Depending on the flavour you buy, some of the products may be cheaper than others, e.g. unflavoured is cheaper than cookies and cream. I found this Amazon deal which give you free delivery too! There may also be discounts on the MyProtein website.
- One of the highest protein foods available
- Excellent low calorie high protein breakfast suitable for people trying to build lean muscle or lose weight
- An excellent before or after workout protein snack or meal
- Great alternative to normal pancakes high in sugar/fat/calories
- Easy to make and requires minimal effort and additional ingredients
- May have a rubbery-texture depending on how you cook them and your personal preference
Myprotein Ireland. (2020). Protein Pancake Mix. [online] Available at: https://www.myprotein.ie/sports-nutrition/protein-pancake-mix/10867261.html [Accessed 29 Feb. 2020].