THM Recipe: Super Simple Fuel Pull Pancakes

Dear Reader,

I don’t know about you, but I find to hard to find a Fuel Pull breakfast (for more on the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating see here). I am not a big egg eater and egg white omelettes appeal even less.I saw the basic idea for these pancakes online. It amounted to essentially: use protein powder, add liquid, cook. That seems pretty bland so I added a few things. It is still pretty simple though. I will not tell you these are th best pancakes ever. They definitely need something moist on top like sugar-free syrup, maybe Greek yogurt or low-carb jam, but they cook up nicely, hold together well, and have pretty much no fat or carbs.

Fuel Pull Pancakes:


2 scoops protein powder

1 tbsp xyltiol

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp xantham gum

1 tbsp oat fiber (optional)

splash vanilla

4-6 tbsp water or almond milk


Combine dry ingredients. Add vanilla. Add water or almond milk a tablespoon at a time and stir until you get a get a fairly liquid, pourable batter. I had to sue the full 6 tbsp but if you omit the oat fiber, I assume you would use less liquid as well.

Pour the batter a small portion at a time on a preheated skillet. When the top shows a fair number of bubbles, flip it over (it cooks pretty quickly).

A few bubbles are starting to form on the first side.

A few bubbles are starting to form on the first side.

Cook for about 30 seconds on the second side and then remove from heat.

The first side is done beautifully.

The first side is done beautifully.

Repeat with the remaining batter. This made 3 and a half small pancakes for me, a good amount for one breakfast.

All done!

All done!



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tammy on October 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    What are the conversations for trivia or sweet blend? And can I use glucomanan instead of xanthum gum?


    • I would think you could use the same amount of Truvia as xylitol. Do you know if sweet blend is a 1:1 substitution for sugar? If it is, that should work too. My experience if glucco has more thickening power than xantham so maybe try a little less of it. If you make the substitutions, please stop back and let me know how thye worked.


  2. Posted by bonnie on January 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    was wondering what size the scoop is. All protein powder scoops are different. I have one that is 1 Tablespoon size for a scoop. I think thm is 1/4 cup that is quite a difference.


    • I think my scoop is 1/3c though it might be 1/4. Honestly I have bought different kinds and the scoops have always looked the same size so I’ve never thought about it.


Leave a Reply to bonnie Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Calvinist day-school

...bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

Sabbath Mood Homeschool

Desiring That a Sabbath Mood Rest on Your Homeschool


my musings, wise or otherwise


A Literary Homestead


Blogging about education, theology, and more

Harmony Fine Arts

Blogging about education, theology, and more

Sage Parnassus

Blogging about education, theology, and more

A peaceful day

Blogging about education, theology, and more

Living Charlotte Mason in California

Blogging about education, theology, and more


Weekly Walrus Whatevers

Creations by Maris

Handwoven Textiles

Fisher Academy International ~ Teaching Home

Blogging about education, theology, and more


Blogging about education, theology, and more

Homeschooling Middle East

A Homeschooling/Unschooling Adventure from Bahrain to Dubai that's a story for anyone, anywhere who's interested in offering their kids an educational alternative. Please have fun visiting and have even more fun commenting! We have now moved to Granada, Spain and I will write again once we've settled down!!

Exclusive Psalmody

For the Encouragement and Preservation of Biblical Worship

Charlotte Mason Institute

Supporting an international conversation toward an authentic Charlotte Mason education - awakening to delightful living