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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vegetarian Chocolate Protein Pancakes

A great delicious healthy alternative to traditional pancakes.


   Pancakes are a special treat in our house. I don't make them often as they are not a healthy breakfast option. To me, they are more a dessert, especially when served with syrup.  I like my boys to eat healthy items like oatmeal for breakfast with fruit instead of pancakes with sugary syrup and fattening butter. My teen will once in a while make some pancakes for breakfast or they will enjoy them while camping. I have discovered a way to make pancakes that healthy and delicious. My chocolate protein pancakes are so delicious and are loaded with protein, fiber, and 21 vitamins and minerals. My boys love that pancakes are no longer for special occasions, in fact, they love these chocolate protein pancakes more than regular ones. The leftover pancakes are great for peanut butter sandwiches.



  So how can you make healthy and delicious pancakes? You add a delicious healthy chocolate protein powder to your pancake mix. My favorite chocolate protein powder is Chocolate Cacao Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal.  I always have a container in my pantry as I also use this incredibly healthy protein powder for my morning smoothies. The delicious chocolate flavor comes from Raw Cacao and organic stevia. What I really like about Raw Organic Meal is how they use organic raw plants for the  20 grams per serving of Organic Raw Sprouted Protein Blend. Then Garden of Life adds super healthy ingredients like Organic Raw fruits and veggies. They also add an Organic Raw fiber Blend from chia seed and flax meal. There is no need to worry about taking a probiotic, as Garden of Life added a Raw Probiotic & Enzyme Blend as well as an Organic Raw Greens Blend. Garden of Life packs a whole lot of nutrition into a scoop of delicious protein powder.



             Vegetarian Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Serves 2-4
Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 scoop Chocolate Cacao Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups cashew or almond milk
2 tbs agave syrup or honey
1 egg
Coconut oil for the skillet

Directions:

1. Mix together the first five dry ingredients.
2. Add the remaining three wet ingredients and stir together until combined .
3. Place ½ Tablespoon of coconut oil into skillet and pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.
4. Cook each pancake about 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with fresh fruits like bananas or strawberries.

"These opinions are my own and I received samples of Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal to facilitate this post."

19 comments:

  1. Those sound so good. I can't wait to try these.

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  2. This sounds amazing - I'm sure my husband and our son would love it! :)

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  3. These look great, my husband loves pancakes and chocolate!

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  4. That looks yummy. I've never tried adding protein into my pancakes. I probably should try this.

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  5. That's an awesome alternative for the usual chocolate pancakes. Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure the kids will love this as well and best of all, it's healthy and it doesn't have any sugar.

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  6. Not a vegetarian here but I can try this recipe, looks yummy

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  7. I love pancakes!! , didnt know i had a vegetarian option, id love to try it out =)

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  8. Love the sound of these. Will have to try these

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  9. That is a great way to make the pancakes. I like the healthy alternative to traditional cakes.

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  10. I've never thought about using these ingredients before. How genius! I love it.

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  11. I love pancakes so much & these chocolate protein pancakes looks absolutely yum. It looks quiet easy to prepare & I would love to try it at home.

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  12. Its like an oxymoron. Vegetarian and delicious and yummy. Looks very interesting to use that for pancakes.

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  13. I served my son some pancakes today with egg and sausage for breakfast. My step daughter who is a health freak will love this recipe.

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  14. I love pancakes! This is a great way to make pancakes especially for anyone who cannot eat the traditional ones. Although it probably would have never enter my mind to do so.

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  15. We had pancakes for dinner! These sound amazing!

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  16. Sounds like a great recipe! I can't wait to try it! Thank you!

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  17. Oooo these pancakes sound so yummy!!! I definitely need to make these!

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  18. This yummy Vegetarian Chocolate Protein Pancake recipe is my kind of happy, hearty breakfast or brunch! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious treat with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I'm Pinning and sharing this!

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