Seeing my new waffle iron arriving from Amazon made me as happy as seeing puppies flying in the sky. Well, almost: I was slightly happier.
What I also bought from Amazon was a medium packet of the FlapJacked buttermilk instant protein pancake mix where you basically add any liquid and make pancake batter! I heard so much buzz about this and had to get it ASAP! When I try new products, I usually get the simplest flavor–in this case, buttermilk!
I absolutely love instant pancake/waffle mix. What’s even better is that this mix is made with whey protein isolate, pea protein, coconut flour, oat flour, and is sweetened with monk fruit! Most instant mixes are made with unbleached wheat flour and weird chemicals and sugars! No. Just no. Once in a while is okay, but if there’s a mix that’s just as good and is healthier as well, then why not take advantage of it?
To be quite frank, I was a bit nervous about how well the mix would hold in the waffle iron because I didn’t add any eggs to my batter, even though the recipe on the bag indicated to do so. However, praise the waffle gods, because it totally worked!
I topped this lovely stack with a sliced peach, a mini plum, a teaspoon of nana ice cream, a teaspoon of the INSANE SO Delicious no sugar added coconut milk vanilla ice cream, dried mulberries, Evoke Foods antioxidant goji cacao muesli, and raw almond butter! However, you can decorate your waffles however you want to.
My excitement for this pancake (or should I say waffle?) mix did NOT disappoint! The macros are amazing for the portion that you get–I made four disc-sized waffles! For most healthy single-serving pancake recipes, you get the tiniest stack of pancakes that are each smaller than a dog’s paw. As for the taste of the waffles, I was incredibly impressed! The texture is so moist and fluffy–it doesn’t even taste like it’s high in protein! And they will fill you up–especially if you have it with fruit, nuts or other goodies!
The mixture isn’t sweet at all, but I haven’t had buttermilk in a long time so I wouldn’t really know how a true buttermilk pancake would taste. I’m not one to be super picky about whey protein, but I think the oat flour does a wonderful job at masking it. My sister–a vegetarian health nut (but not as much) like me–enjoyed this as well! However, my sister with the biggest sweet tooth I know has yet to try the mix and I’m not sure what will come out of it!
Anyways, that pretty much sums up my review of the buttermilk mix, but this post isn’t finished yet! The moment you’ve been waiting for…the waffle recipe! Okay, it’s pretty easy to begin with, but isn’t that the beauty of healthy cooking: simplicity? I see so many recipes calling for all types of herbs, powders and sweeteners from Morocco, Japan, Narnia, whatever. All this asks for is coconut flour, peanut flour and cinnamon along with the mix! You can also use any other sweeteners or flavors such as cacao powder for chocolate, peppermint extract or even gingerbread spice! Uh, YUM!
- 1/2 cup Flapjack mix
- 1 heaping TBSP coconut flour
- 2 TBSP peanut flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 or more of a cup of water or plant milk
- Opt: cacao powder, gingerbread spice, pumpkin pie spice, etc.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Carefully pour in the liquid and stir until you’ve reached the desired consistency. Add more liquid if it’s too thick and add more dry ingredients (coconut flour) if it’s too thin.
- Heat your waffle iron and coat it with nonstick spray (I used coconut oil but you can use any flavorless oil!).
- Pour in enough batter to fill in the waffle iron and let the batter cook.
- Once your waffles are finished as indicated by the machine or on your iron, place each waffle on a plate and repeat until you run out of batter.
- Top with whatever you want and enjoy!
Are you Team Pancakes of Team Waffles? Have you every tried the FlapJacked mix before?