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Chocolate Protein Pancakes

These chocolate protein pancakes are the absolute best! This recipe makes fluffy pancakes that are healthy, filling, and delicious. A great breakfast option for kids and adults alike!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Inactive Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 85 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 + 1/2 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Protein Powder*
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 + 1/2 C Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/3 C Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Optional: Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

  • Place oats into a blender and blend for 10-15 seconds to break down the oats
  • Place remaining ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into the blender and blend until a smooth batter is formed
  • Gently stir in the chocolate chips
  • Let the batter rest 8-10 minutes
  • Preheat non-stick pan (or griddle) over medium heat
  • Spray pan with cooking spray and scoop ¼ cup sized portions of batter into the pan, leaving room between the scoops of batter
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until the edges begin to form (they’ll look slightly raised/curved/dry), and then flip to cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

*Let the batter rest - don’t skip this step! This may seem strange, but this time allows the apple cider vinegar to activate the baking soda and baking powder to help create the fluffy texture! It also allows the batter to thicken a bit, creating a sturdier batter when flipping. If you put your pancakes on immediately after blending the batter, they tend to be a bit flat and break apart when trying to flip them (but still taste good). 
 
*Use a chocolate protein powder that meets your dietary needs. I use chocolate whey protein powder when I make this chocolate protein pancake recipe.
 
*Nutritional facts were calculated with whey protein powder

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 1mg
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