If you love a sweet breakfast no need to force yourself eating a boring porridge. These banana chocolate protein pancakes(with video recipe) are perfect gluten-free breakfast made with oats and protein powder. One serving(2 pancakes) is loaded with ~13.5 g of protein!
Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean eating the same boring breakfast every day. Weight loss isn’t an exception either. Further, the more varieties of food you include the more interesting your journey will be. all we need is to make smart choices for the ingredients and cooking methods. Simple ingredients and conscious cooking methods can totally change the game for you! And who doesn’t love a good chocolate fix in the morning anyway?
Ingredients for chocolate protein pancakes
- Oats Humble old fashioned oats for more filling power and fibre.
- Chocolate protein powder: to get protein obviously. I used Belgian chocolate flavour
- Cocoa powder gives the rich chocolate flavour.
- Banana to add natural sweetness and a good source of potassium. This also adds volume for the pancakes without needing too much of flour.
- Milk to prepare the batter. use either dairy or plant-based.
- White Vinegar which makes the pancakes soft.
- Low-Calorie cooking spray.
- Baking powder, the essential.
- Strawberries – gives anti-oxidants and a low-calorie fruit for topping.
Why are they suitable for weight loss?
Regular pancakes are made with refined flours and sugars making it unsuitable for weight loss as we cannot stop at one esp when they are loaded with butter and syrups.
- These chocolate protein pancakes are rich in fiber and protein . Fiber keeps you full for long time and protein helps you build muscle that can fight with reducing fat.
- these protein pancakes are very low in refined sugars as we are using a whole fruit like banana.
- Also low calorie cooking spray helps us avoid additional calories while still keeping the taste intact.
- Controlled portion of carbs i.e 60g of oats for the whole recipe.
- Using plain cocoa powder than any sugar loaded chocolate.
- Overall, they are very tasty and fix your sweet cravings with fewer calories when compare to normal flour pancakes.
What diets are these protein pancakes suitable for?
The recipe is suitable for vegetarians and gluten-free diets but there are but can be easily customized to vegan as well.
Substitutes for vegans.
If you want to make this vegan, replace the chocolate whey protein with plant-based protein powder. Also, make sure you replace the dairy milk with plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk or oat milk.
How many calories in the pancakes?
Each pancake comes roughly around 133 calories. So a serve(2 pancakes) comes roughly around 266 calories making it ideal for calorie counting and weight loss diets.
While I strictly don’t count calories it is always advisable to watch how much you are eating and spending to protect your weight loss.
Can I make ahead and store in the fridge?
Sure you can. My chocolate protein pancakes are best enjoyed as soon as they are made, but you can keep them in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days in a fridge and you can also freeze them. You can then reheat them in the oven or microwave to serve warm.
If freezing try to place a parchment paper in between each pancake.
How many weight watchers points?
If you are following blue plan, the points come to roughly less than 5 for 1 serve .
Video recipe for banana chocolate protein pancakesPrint
Banana chocolate protein pancakes are a healthier and protein-rich option for breakfast or even light dessert ideal for weight loss and any calorie counting diets.
- 60g old fashioned oats
- 1 medium banana
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Scoop or 25g chocolate protein powder
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of cinnamon
- Strawberries and banana for toppings
- Add milk , white vinegar, oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, bananas to a blender. Blend on low for 30-45 seconds until oats are ground and bananas are fully smashed and the batter turns smooth. Adjust with hot water if required.
- Preheat griddle or skillet to medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Drop ladle full of batter onto the preheated pan and cook until bubbles begin to form and edges are just setting with a covered lid. This typically takes 5 minutes
- Flip and cook through, about 2 minutes. Usually, yields 4 to 5 pancakes
- Serve immediately topped with fresh bananas and strawberries and some syrup if desired. I sprinkled some sweetener.
The pancakes are very smooth so handle them carefully while flipping. Allow them to cook properly so you can flip easily without deforming their shape.
White vinegar is optional and it makes the pancakes fluffy.
You can substitute the almond milk with any low-fat dairy milk too. also protein powder with additional cocoa powder.
Instead of milk, you can also use an egg for additional protein.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: oats, chocolate, pancake, protein
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