Well, it's safe to say Jesse and I have a bit of a thing for pancakes at the moment. Ever since I got my favourite crepe pan we've been whipping up batch after batch of crepes and pancakes. Truth be known, I've eaten pancakes for lunch quiteeeeeeeee a few times. But the light is better then, right? That's a good enough excuse to eat breakfast for lunch.
These Chocolate Protein Pancakes were a bit of an experiment that turned out right. Jesse had to leave for work early but I really wanted pancakes so I knew I had to whip up a single serve batch.
I didn't feel like banana pancakes, I didn't feel like vanilla pancakes - but chocolate? Now that sounded like a good idea.
I whipped up a batter, hoped for the best and stacked them all up and when I took my first bite I was in heaaaaaaaaven. Is there anything than peanut butter and chocolate? I don't think so.
So then I drooled over and raved about these pancakes so much that Jesse had to have some too. The next morning I woke up and headed to the kitchen to make a double batch of these babies - and as soon as Jesse took his first bite, he was raving and drooling too.
These pancakes are so simple - but so incredibly delicious! They're also gluten free, vegan and sugar free!
So let's get onto the recipe >>
Single Serving Chocolate Protein Pancakes serves 1
1/4 cup (30g) buckwheat flour
2 1/2 tbsp (20g) peanut flour
1 1/2 tbsp (10g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2-1 tsp maple syrup* (optional but this makes the pancakes sweeter)
2/3 cup milk of choice (we used unsweetened almond milk)
- Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add in your vanilla, maple syrup (if using) and milk and stir ntil combined. The batter will be quite thin, but this is how you want it!
- Lightly spray/grease a small-medium non stick pan and heat over a medium heat
- Once your pan heats up, pour your batter onto the pan about 2 tbsps at a time.
- Cook until bubbles form and burst on the surface and the top of the pancakes look set.
- Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side until cooked through.
- Repeat until all batter is used up
- Top with whatever you desire!
But tell me, what's your favourite kind of pancake?
And what was the last thing you ate that was heaven in your mouth?