In this post: Start your day well with these chocolate protein pancakes for breakfast. Full of flavor, low in carbs, high in protein, these make a great snack too.
I think there are very few people who dislike pancakes. Serve them with butter and real maple syrup and they’re even better. But, what if you want a lower carb, higher protein version? You know, to avoid that sugar crash shortly after eating them? Enter our chocolate protein pancakes!
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Start your day well with these chocolate protein pancakes for breakfast. Full of flavor, low in carbs, high in protein, these make a great snack too.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 scoop chocolate flavored protein powder, I recommend Vega brand
- dash of salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 3 egg whites
- chocolate chips, optional, and add carbs
- In a food processor, blend banana and egg yolk until smooth.
- Add the protein powder, salt and baking powder. Blend until mixture is even in color and smooth.
- In a very clean bowl, whisk egg whites until they are white in color and reach soft peaks.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the banana mixture until combined. Be careful not to mix all of the air out of the batter.
- Heat a good, non-stick skillet to medium heat. I do not use oil for these pancakes, as they don't need it in my experience. But if you have trouble with sticking, use a spray oil or a tiny bit of coconut oil to lightly coat the pan.
- Pour about 1/4 cup mixture onto the pan. Cook on first side about 2 minutes, or until air bubbles can be seen popping up through the batter.
- Flip the pancake and cook on the opposite side for about another minute.
- Serve with fresh fruit, whipped coconut cream and/or chocolate chips.
Pancakes might feel a bit crispy when they come off the pan, but as they set they will shrink a bit and get wonderfully pillowy and soft.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 21g
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.
Thank you for this, I’m always looking for ways to add a little extra power to my kid’s breakfasts. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!
I think I know what next Sunday breakfast will be – with a few extras for during the week! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope to see you again this week!
Sounds very yummy! Love that it is healthy too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Your Chocolate Protein Pancakes will be very special. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.