Can you combine a sweet treat and fitness food? Yes, you can! Try these protein-chocolate-pancakes!
I really have a sweet tooth but I also try to increase my protein intake, especially after a workout, to help my muscles grow. So what would be more obvious than protein-pancakes in combination with chocolate?
For about 6 pancakes you need:
- 2ts cocoa powder (10g)
- 1/4cup protein powder (30g)
- 1/4cup flour (30g)
- 1/2ts baking powder
- 1/4cup applesauce (60g)
- 2/3 cup plant milk (I used rice milk with calcium)
- 1/2ts apple cider vinegar
- sweetener of your choice and taste (you can skip that if you use flavoured protein powder)
- pinch of salt
If you would like to have the extra chocolaty taste, try as well this easy chocolate glaze:
- 2ts cocoa powder
- 1-2ts maple or agave nectar
- water to make it a paste consistency
Mix all the ingredients for the pancakes in a bowl and let rest for at least 15 minutes so they can react with each other. You might need to add more or less plant milk to make it a viscous consistency.
Now cook in a lightly greased pan. I used an ice cream scoop to get the perfect amount of one tablespoon, but of course, you can use more or less batter. My perfect technique to not burn my pancakes is to use low heat and cover them with a lid for about 2-3 minutes before flipping them over.
Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and drizzle over the pancakes right before serving.
One portion (6 pancakes with sauce) has about the following nutritional values: 460kcal, 55g carbohydrates, 36g protein, 14g sugar, 8g fat, 2g fiber and 30% of the daily recommended dose of calcium.