Pancakes are taking over my life!!
Juuust kidding, but I kind of wish they were... ever since I made my first successful batch I've wanted to eat pancakes all day long. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know I'm not alone on that one ;)
Pancakes are so simple to make at home, there is no reason to buy those processed storebought mixes. These homemade pancakes are healthy, fast and nutritionally balanced, just take a look at the nutrition label:
I'm not an enthusiast for low-fat recipes, but I try to keep certain ones on the low end for two reasons: one, everyone has their preferences, and two, I like to top my desserts with an insane amount of toppings. You know, peanut butter, chocolate almond butter, maple syrup, fruit, jam, etc...
But you see that stack of pancakes below? Think: sugar free, high fiber, high protein, filling, healthy, guilt free awesomeness... because that's what these pancakes are!
Chocolate Buckwheat Protein Pancakes: [sugar free, low fat, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan]
(makes 12 silver dollar pancakes)
30g (1/4 cup) Buckwheat Flour
21g (1 scoop) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder (I used SunWarrior)
10g (2 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp Baking Powder
3-5 packets Truvia (I used 5 and the pancakes were sweet enough to eat by themselves!)
1/8 tsp Salt
2/3 cup + 1 tbs Unsweetened Almond Milk
1. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and place on your stove's lowest heat setting.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, truvia and salt.
3. Add the almond milk and whisk until clumps are gone.
4. Raise the stove's temperature setting to medium/medium-high and once hot enough, scoop a spoonful of batter onto the pan. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until the entire pancake surface looks dry. Gently flip the pancake (careful, they are a delicate) and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.
5. Do this with the rest of the batter, then serve with maple syrup, chocolate almond butter, Almond Joy candy spread, fruit and/or chocolate chips!
C'mon, make these now.
You only need 6 ingredients, 15 minutes, and one serious appetite!