Supplement Review: Mancakes – High Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix *
Many people ask me “How did Mancakes start?” Well, I have always been a breakfast fiend and enjoyed being active. However, when my fitness routines became more intense I needed something more than cereal or flax oats to get me through a workout and the rest of my day. Fortunately, Jared loves to cook. We had been playing around with different pancake recipes for a few years when we suddenly realized that protein pancakes were the perfect solution to my need for sustained energy. I started eating it every day, as we made various changes here and there to the nutrition and recipe. A Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, and Non-GMO nutrient list was absolutely important, but is very tricky to attain, especially as there really is nothing like it out there. As many gluten-free people know, it can be very hard to find a gluten-free food item with a satisfying taste and texture.
Slowly the amount of cereal, flax oatmeal, whey protein, and eggs dwindled in our kitchen as we honed in on the perfect recipe that contained all these nutrients in one delicious package. Once that was ready, I started sharing it with friends, many of which play sports and are active in the fitness communities as trainers, competitors, nutritionists, and coaches. After a few weeks, it was clear that Mancakes should be shared with more than our small community. We care very much about health through the classic staples of a clean diet & regular exercise and since we were able to create something that could help people achieve that, why shouldn’t we? So here we are now…excited to share this passion with the world and provide delicious tasting food to fuel people’s active lifestyles.
Another question I get a lot is where did the name “Mancakes” come from? That’s an easy one! It’s simply a play on the word “Pancakes,” but makes it a bit grittier and just makes sense for a high-protein infused product. We kept coming back to it after many brainstorms. It was the stickiest and is certainly memorable! What’s more is it provides us a lot of room for some fun and innovative marketing.
Mancakes Cinnamon Oat flavor tested below:
Mancakes Waffle with pure organic Vermont Maple Syrup direct from Vermont! Must be stored in the freezer and it never freezes!
I made it with 1/2 Cup skim milk and it tastes better than an Eggo waffle and I’m surprised because I licked the uncooked batter in the bowl and I could taste the beans in the batter. Once cooked there was no hint what so ever of the beans! It was delicious and the surprising part is it has 21 whopping grams of protein in the batter and 8 more from the milk for a total of:
280 mix + 43c skim milk + 100 syrup total: 423 calories
19g of net carbs + 12g from the milk and 21 from the syrup = 52g of carbs
Not bad for a waffle and maple syrup!
Stay tuned next week for a buttermilk Mancakes Waffle! Delayed a week due to Easter! Stay tuned this weekend! Delayed another week due to my fathers birthday lol sorry stay tuned for next weekend!
Had to delay again, upcoming Navy Physical stay tuned for this weekend! PB&J Mancakes Waffle!