Guilt Free Chocolate Protein Pancake
So it's Easter time, meaning that chocolate is everywhere and the temptation to indulge is at its maximum!
While it's okay to indulge every now and again, why not do it without any guilt? Because you can if you simply have the right ingredients in your pantry and access to healthy recipes like this.
This pancake will actually REDUCE YOUR CRAVINGS for more chocolate throughout the day and definitely wont make you fall off track if you are trying to lose or remain weight... WIN WIN! And trust me, you wont even feel like you are 'missing out' as it just tastes like the real deal.
The reason this is one giant pancake is because who can be bothered to split it into three batches?! Like all of my cooking, I like it to be simple and quick! And when you split it into batches it just takes longer and the first ones go cold :/ This batter is also quite thin so it's just easier to pour it all into the pan!!
Totally sugar free, very low carb, high protein, low calorie, grain free, gluten free and dairy free option.
So here it is:
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
2 heaped tbsp of chocolate low carb protein powder (I use a Pea Protein Powder by Teresa Cutter, the Healthy Chef). If you have vanilla, that is fine but just add extra cocoa!
2 heaped tbsp almond meal
1 egg white
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp granulated stevia
1 tsp cacao
Just less than 1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil (for cooking)
Plain, greek yogurt, cacao nibs, extra stevia, hazelnuts and coconut flakes to top
Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl very well
Heat a pan on low- medium with the coconut oil, then when it is hot pour on the mixture
Cook for approx 3 minutes or until bubbles form all over the pancake then flip and cook for a further minute
Remove and top with Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt if you are dairy free) and the toppings! Berries and any other type of nuts also work beautifully as toppings!
There you have it! Super simple and extremely satisfying. Just double or triple the mixture if it is for more than 1. Give it a try!
I hope that you all have a great, relaxing Easter weekend. If you need some help to get back on track after this holiday then make sure you check out my services and give me a call!! xx