High protein ricotta pikelets
Recipe by Emily Pereira @melbourne.nutrition / Dietitian & Sports Dietitian, Makes: 15 pikelets
“Each one of these tasty pikelets provides a whopping 8.5g of protein!!
2-3 little pikelets makes the perfect post-workout breakfast. In addition to providing protein to repair the muscles, they also provide carbohydrate to replace all that energy you just burnt up and a great boost of fibre to keep you full.
Alternatively, they make a satisfying snack to help you get through the afternoon without raiding the cookie jar.”
1 cup Lupin Flakes
1 cup self-raising flour
200g low fat ricotta
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ cup honey
Zest of 1 lemon
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the ricotta, eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon zest and honey
- In a separate mixing bowl, add the Lupin Flakes and flour. Make a well in the centre and pour in the wet mixture. Mix together gradually with a wooden spoon
- Heat a fry pan over medium heat and melt a little butter. Dollop small amounts of mixture in the pan and cook pikelets for a couple of minutes each side or until golden brown
- Serve topped with extra ricotta or Greek yoghurt and fruit