Choco Coconut Protein Pancake

Whenever I am lacking sleep and feeling a little stressed, I crave chocolate and sweets. When my life gets a little unbalanced, my body craves sweet treats.

I will be out of town this weekend to celebrate a dear friend’s bachelorette party. Besides running around town grabbing all the stuff I need for outfits and accessories for each themed nights, I am also making a special montage to surprise the bride-to-be.  It’s a trip down memory lane :)

1000 pictures to choose from, 100+ pictures made the cut, 6 background songs and 50 slides later…I found myself still awake at 2am last night. Even though I felt sleepy and groggy this morning, I felt happy and productive.

I woke up this morning wanting sweet breakfast. Enter my Choco Coconut Protein Pancake.

These were moist, tasty, sweet, chocolatey and filling. I will definitely make these again soon.  Loved it!

Choco Coconut Protein Pancake

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (24 grams)
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp 100% cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia or any sweetener (to taste)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for a few minutes.  The batter is thin so I used a measuring cup and poured on a non-stick pan.

I cooked them on medium heat using coconut oil.  I made 5 medium size pancakes. These are like crepes but a little more fluffy. Watch them carefully as they cook quickly.

With Sugar fee fruit jam on top.

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Comments

  1. Ohhhh yum! Those look sooo good! Do you know if the heat/cooking affects the protein powder in any way?

    • Hi Brittany,

      I heard that protein powders may be denatured by heat but it’s nutritional value is not significantly affected if you cook it at normal cooking temperatures. Hope this helps!

      You can try using soy flour too instead of protein powder.

  2. WOWSA! Those look fantastic. I love how versatile pumpkin puree is. Can’t wait to try these :)

  3. Yahoo! I love recipes that I can actually have. Most people use flours.

    I STILL can’t find pumpkin anywhere :(

  4. yum! i need some canned pumpkin now…

  5. YUM! Pumpkin in pancakes is such a great idea!

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  1. [...] I didn’t eat them with syrup but I’m sure it can be a great addition. The flaked coconut and the liquid stevia added enough sweetener for me. For other protein pancakes that I enjoy, you can check out the recipe here and here [...]

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