When I was a kid… I didn’t care for pancakes all that much. And I hated maple syrup. Weird, huh? Now I actually crave pancakes several times a week. Plus I think when you’re a runner, you have to want pancakes. When training for the San Antonio RnR marathon, my running group and I spent (way too many) hours discussing pancakes while covering 16-18-20 miles.
So when I was asked if I wanted the chance to try/review protein pancakes by FlapJacked … of course my reaction was “Yes please!”
They’re ridiculously easy to make… just add water! You don’t even have to crack an egg or measure out any other ingredients. Easy-peasy!
They come in 3 flavors:
Buttermilk: 200 calories per serving, 17g protein, 6g fiber. Made out of oat, quinoa and coconut flours.
Cinnamon Apple: 180 calories per serving, 15g protein, 7g fiber. Made out of oat and quinoa flours.
Banana Hazelnut: 200 calories per serving, 16g protien, 4g fiber. Made out of oat and hazelnut flours.
They come in bags with about 15 servings per bag and cost $17.99 per bag. I received little tiny bags with two servings per bag, so they were perfect to try each flavor.
Of the three, I think the buttermilk was my favorite. Just a classic, straightforward pancake flavor… but definitely a little different. They all have a slight taste that lets you know it is a protein product, not just regular pancakes like you get at your favorite diner. But that’s not bad, they taste great. We had the cinnamon-apple ones for my birthday breakfast a couple of weeks ago.
The founders of the company take inspiration from their 5 children, one is autistic and one has epilepsy. They are active and try to live a healthy lifestyle, but they also want to have food that tastes good and can be enjoyed by the family. The kids were taste-testers in the development process.