Guys, this morning I seriously could not decide between peanut butter oats with chocolate chips or these protein pancakes. Like woke up at 6:30 and waited until 11 to eat purely because I could not decide… Why is breakfast such a hard decision process for me?? It`s just a meal Chelsea! Anyways I decided since I have already had oats like every other day for breakfast to do a little treat yo self moment and make some chocolatey protein pancakes!
I tweaked this waffle recipe from @emmaseiteri just a little bit to make them into sweet pancakes, and they are honestly delicious. They are not the super fluffy, original kind of pancake though. They are minimal ingredient, gooey and a little crisp on the outside, vegan, gluten free and FULL of protein! Not eating meat or dairy makes it a bit more challenging to get in good amounts of protein (but thank you spinach for the help) and most protein powders have whey in them. That being said, I highly recommend using Vega One All-In-One Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, 1 lb (10 Servings). This is a vegan and gluten free protein powder and the best one I have tasted so far!
This is a simple, healthy and delicious way to treat yourself without all the guilt! You are getting in protein AND fiber with these while still getting that sweet tooth conquered! I honestly always have a sweet tooth and these do the trick! These also keep you really full, unlike regular pancakes, because they do not spike your blood sugar by being practically refined sugar free! The recipe makes enough for 2 people, unless you`re me and save it all for yourself 🙂
This is definitely for those who are looking for easy ways to add protein to their diet and want to be able to enjoy healthy treats while maintaining health and fitness goals and pretty much everyone in general because they are YUM. Comment below any thoughts and join my email list for updates on recipes like this! Cannot wait to see if anyone tries them 🙂
- 1 cup old fashion Oats
- 1/2 Scoop Vega One All-In-One Plant Based Protein Powder, Chocolate, 1 lb (10 Servings)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
- *Water as needed
- Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels, 9 Ounce
- Creamy Peanut Butter (I use Wild Friends- RIDICULOUSLY creamy)
- Maple Syrup
- Vegan Butter
Blend the oats in a high speed blender to form oat flour. Next, in a medium bowl add protein powder, oat flour and coconut sugar and mix well. Then, add water to reach a pancake batter consistency. Heat small pan on stove and with 1/4 cup measuring tool, scoop batter onto pan and flip after a few bubbles start to appear. Top with peanut butter or PB 2, dairy free chocolate chips and maple syrup! Bananas and strawberries would also taste amazing with these! Makes around 6 pancakes. Enjoy!
*Note- The batter thickens as it sits so you may need to add water as you go.