Our family loves pancakes, so we couldn’t be more excited for Krusteaz to send us a box of Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix. Of course it’s perfect timing for Fat Tuesday (Woohoo Mardi Gras!) or Shrove Tuesday, whichever you’d prefer to call it. Strawberry compote seemed ideal to add a recipe to the blog for today!
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The other name for this day, Pancake Day, is from an old English custom to use up fattening ingredients in the home, so everyone could fast during Lent. Back in the day, eggs and milk were common in households, so those were the fattening ingredients they had to make pancakes with.
I thought it was only appropriate to make up a delicious recipe for a strawberry compote with only four ingredients to top our delicious Buttermilk Krusteaz Protein Pancakes. After all, let’s add something more fattening to make Pancake Day amazing! Strawberry compote is DELICIOUS.
3 cups of strawberries
1 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
-Cut up your strawberries however small or large you’d like them. I diced ours up pretty small.
-In a medium pot, over medium heat, add in your chopped up strawberries, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice.
-Once this comes up to a boil, turn your heat down to low, and let this cook for about 15 minutes. Make sure you stir frequently and don’t allow it to boil over.
-Take your pot off the stove with your strawberry compote and set to the side. Let your strawberry compote cool while you make pancakes, bacon, eggs, or whatever your heart desires to complete your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Don’t forget to add the whipped cream when you make your plate of pancakes too!
Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancakes
This was our first time having Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancakes and I have to say I was anxious to try them. They did smell a bit different when I was mixing them together, but they are made with whole grain flour, so that’s to be expected. However, they tasted really great, the texture was the same as regular pancakes, and I didn’t notice a difference at all. My kids didn’t notice a difference either.
- Heat pancake griddle or skillet to 375°F (medium heat). Lightly grease griddle.
- Whisk pancake mix and water. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Do not over-mix. Let batter stand 2 minutes. Pour slightly less than ¼ cup batter per pancake onto griddle.
- Cook protein pancakes 1¾ – 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning only once.
I thought it was really cool how the back of the box gave you instructions to add even more protein to you pancakes! You can use milk instead of water, or use an egg and milk for even more protein. Skip your morning protein shake and make delicious pancakes instead.
In addition to having a large amount of protein they also have 4 grams of fiber. They’re made from 100% whole grain flour and they contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Next time you head to your local grocer, make sure to pick up a box and try them out with your family. Of course, make some strawberry compote to add on top!
Do you have a favorite topping for pancakes???
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