Chocolate protein pancakes are simple sugar free, gluten free pancakes which can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert. They’re packed full of protein to keep you feeling fuller for longer, and being gluten free and sugar free you don’t get that horrible ‘podged’ feeling afterwards, nor the dreaded sugar slump after you eat them…
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Ingredients (serves 2)
– 3 x organic, free range eggs
– 100ml organic full fat milk or coconut milk
– 100g almond flour
– 2 tbsp coconut flour
– 1 tsp organic raw cocoa powder
– Chai Seeds
– Full Fat Greek Yoghurt
– Rice Malt Syrup
1. In a large mixing bowl, add your eggs, milk and flours and mix with a wooden spoon until you get a slightly ‘thicker’ mixture than your usual pancakes. Then add your cocoa powder and mix until even.
2. In a frying pan, add a little oil. Leave the pan on the heat until it’s warm enough to ‘sizzle’ your pancakes. You can check if it’s warm enough by adding a little bit of mixture to the pan and seeing its reaction. If it doesn’t do anything, it’s not ready. If it sizzles, you’re ready for step 3!
3. Add your pancake mixture to the pan; I find it easier to spoon the mixture (because of its thickness) into the pan. Spoon the mixture in and form a pancake shape as you poor it. NOTE: Don’t make them too thick, otherwise you might end up with uncooked mixture in the middle!
4.Cook for around a minute or two on each side, or until golden brown. Use a fish slice to flip the pancakes.
5. Layer up your pancakes with banana to serve. Add a dollop of greek yoghurt, sprinkle your chai and squirt a tiny little bit of rice malt syrup – only a little bit though! The reason we use rice malt syrup is because it’s pure glucose which is the only form of sugar which can be used by cells in the body. It’s fuel as long as you don’t eat too much of it! A teaspoon is more than enough.
Fancy trying some more sugar free and gluten free American pancakes? See my other recipes…
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