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Chocolate protein pancakes – the perfect example of having your cake and eating it too.
Yes, you can have your protein cake, and eat it too.
So many of my clients fear committing to a slow and steady weight loss journey because they think they’ll have to suffer a long time to get to their goal weight. That’s hooey, friends!
Yes, it’s true that a sustainable weight loss process may take a little while to see results, but the kicker is that you never have to suffer. Why? Because you can eat things like this!!!
And you know what’s even better?
You never have to stop eating like this, because protein pancakes won’t make you “hangry” an hour after you eat them. They also won’t jack you up with sugar (because there is none), so fear not. This is cake that you can eat (and love).
Did you know, I’m a professional Protein Pancake Maker?
Protein pancakes and I have a sorted history. I used to own a company called ProCakes, an overpriced, but wildly delicious protein baking mix that made perfect pancakes, muffins, cookies and more without added sugars or artificial flavors. The ingredient profile was really impressive. In fact, that’s the reason why I stopped producing the product – it was just too hard to source quality ingredients without making the product really expensive.
I was never in the food business to grow a mass-produced food product. Instead, I was in the business to create a great-tasting product that customers could enjoy while still losing weight.
So, if that’s what you’re after, then this is the recipe for you.
What Protein Powder is best for Protein Pancakes?
Keep in mind, this is not the exact formulation for my product, but it’s close. I love using Beachbody’s Recover Whey Protein because it has exceptional flavor and it’s not at all grainy, but use whatever chocolate protein you have on hand. I recommend using whey protein over plant-based for better results.
What you’ll need to make Chocolate Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate whey protein – I used this brand
- PB2 – I used the chocolate flavor, but the regular peanut butter flavor would work. So would defatted peanut flour or
- regular almond flour)
- Egg whites
- Baking powder
- Coconut flour (optional)
- Vanilla extract (optional)
- Almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
- Fage 0% Greek Yogurt (you can use 2% if you prefer)
- Salt & stevia
When to eat chocolate protein pancakes
Well, of course these pancakes make a perfect breakfast option, not just because they’re delicious, but also because they’re high in protein, so they’ll keep you satiated for hours!
However, I also encourage you to use protein pancakes as a post-workout meal. After a heavy strength training session or even a long run, your muscles are achy and in need of repair. Protein & carbs make the perfect post-workout meal, particularly the Beachbody Recovery Protein, which is designed to help repair muscles after a strenuous workout.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s a decedent treat without the guilt. I love pairing them with Walden Farms Pancake Syrup or Chocolate Syrup. Yes, I know that these are not “all natural”, but they don’t have sugar (or even calories for that matter) and I think they really add flavor and texture.
Want more Protein Treat Ideas? I’ve got plenty!
- Chocolate Protein Muffins
- Protein crepes
- Protein Mug Cake (done in 60 seconds)
- Protein Donuts (<-so good!)
- 1/4 c chocolate protein powder (I used Beachbody whey as it has a great texture)
- 2 T PB2
- 1 T coconut flour (or just do 3 T of PB2)
- 1/2 T baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 c egg whites
- 2 T almond milk
- 1/2 small container of 0% fage plain Greek yogurt
- Pinch of salt
- Extra sachet of stevia if you want sweeter pancakes 🥞
- Mix dry ingredients together
- Add wet ingredients and mix well
- Grease your pan and let it heat up
- Add mix and flip only once it starts to bubble
Want to make these vanilla? Just change the flavor of the protein you use!
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 3 pancakes
Amount Per Serving Calories 165 Total Fat 1.8g Carbohydrates 12g Net Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 2g Protein 24g
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.