Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Chocolate Protein Pancakes
One of my all-time favorite recipes!
These are such a versatile treat, since they are perfect as a breakfast, dessert or cold for an on-the go snack.The type of protein powder that you use makes a big difference when you are making any baked good or protein treat. If you don’t like the way your protein powder tastes with just water, then you won’t like it when it’s added to these types of recipes.
I always recommend Vega products because they are non-GMO and they taste great with just water. They are also plant-based. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes, makes 8

macros (per pancake with blueberries): 153 calories, 4.3g fat, 23.3g carbs, 7.3g protein, 8.9g sugar, 3.6g fiber

Ingredients:

3 bananas, mashed
1T. coconut oil, melted
1T. lemon juice
2 eggs
1 cup oat flour – (oats ground in a food processor)

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I used Vega Sport Chocolate)
1T. honey
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking soda
1T.  ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
1/2c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Optional add-in: blueberries (1 cup or more)
Instructions:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil and lemon juice.
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, protein powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  4. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. With a big spoon, stir just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix.
  5. Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes. Add almond milk and blueberries (if using).
  6. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet/non-stick pan over medium-low heat, or heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil the surface with coconut oil and/or cooking spray.
  7. Once the surface of the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on it, pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Let the pancake cook for about 3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form around the edges of the cake.
  8. Once the underside of the pancake is lightly golden, flip it with a spatula and cook for another 90 seconds or so, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to adjust the heat up or down at this point.
  9. Serve the pancakes immediately or allow to cool and refrigerate or freeze.

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