Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Lately I’ve been craving pancakes, however, as I’m a bit of a gym junkie and try to eat healthy, eating a mound of carbs and sugars was simply too guilt-inducing. I’ve made Ricotta Pancakes in the past, but found their texture unsatisfying as they’re quite airy. So I looked for a healthier recipe that contained no flour or sugar and wasn’t too high in fat.

From my search, I’ve created this recipe: Chocolate Protein Pancakes. Instead of flour, they use almond meal and protein powder, which gives them the dense texture of proper pancakes. The almond meal contains a few calories, so they’re not quite perfect, but pretty close to. They can also be a little drier than regular pancakes because of the protein powder (you could add a little more canola oil to the batter if you’re not so worried about fat content) so load them up with plenty of berries and syrup. Yum!

1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
  1 egg
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 tbsp canola oil

1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
Canola oil spray
strawberries, raspberries and sugar-free maple syrup to serve

  1. Whisk together the almond meal, protein powder, egg, milk, baking powder, salt and syrup.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Spray with a little oil, before adding dollops of pancake mixture.
  3. Fry for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear. Flip and cook for another minute until cooked through. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  4. Serve warm pancakes with berries and maple syrup.

Serves 2.

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2 Responses to Chocolate Protein Pancakes

  1. sister e says:

    someone is getting camera happy!

    • Sarah says:

      You should have seen me yesterday… It was snap-tastic ;) There’s a nice meatball photo coming…

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