{dark chocolate protein pancakes}

Event though I love my weekday morning gym sessions, weekends are made for the great outdoors. There’s nothing I enjoy more than waking up early on a Saturday and going for a crisp jog to clear my body and mind from the stresses of the week. A major dilemma arises when I jog back to my house, energized, hungry, and craving a weekend pancake breakfast! IMG_3328

Do I compromise and gobble down a stack of heavy pancakes (I did earn it, after all…) or do I opt for a far less satisfying smoothie and call it a day? Neither! I make healthier, protein pancakes that taste delicious and offer my fatigued muscles much needed nourishment! 

{dark chocolate protein pancakes}
Yields 6
A perfect post workout breakfast that tastes great!
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  1. 2 eggs
  2. 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 Cup coconut milk
  8. 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  9. 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  10. 2 heaping Tablespoons brown rice protein
  11. coconut oil for cooking
  12. natural peanut butter and cacao nibs for topping
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Heat a medium sized, non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  4. Melt coconut oil on the pan and cook 1/3 Cup of the pancake batter at a time.
  5. When bubbles form around the edge of the pancake (about 4-6 minutes) flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
  6. Top your stack with peanut butter and cacao nibs, maple syrup, or anything else you dream up! Happy breakfast-ing!
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