I’d like to introduce you to my new love.
I’m not sure what came over me, but one night as I was thinking about what to make for breakfast the next morning (what, don’t you think about your breakfast immediately after finishing dinner?) and it hit me; dark chocolate and cherries. Duh! Why hadn’t I done this before?!
I took a mental inventory of my pantry and the next morning, I made my dream a reality. And it’s so very dreamy.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Pancake
3 egg whites
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Hot Cereal [you can sub ground flax]
2 tbsp chocolate protein powder [I used PlantFusion]
2 packets stevia
1 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder [I used Hershey’s]
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp dried cherries [you can sub other dried fruits like raisins, goji berries, cranberries, etc]
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Peanut fluff [2 tbsp peanut flour, 1 packet stevia, & water to reach desired consistency]
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Dark chocolate chips
Many of these ingredients can be found on iHerb.com. Use code ZAF482 to receive $5 off of your first order.
Heat a small 8″ pan over medium-low heat. Mix all of your ingredients together and grease your pan. Pour your batter in and let cook about 5-6 minutes on the first side, or until it is sturdy enough to flip. After flipping, finish cooking about 2 minutes on the other side.
Per serving without toppings
245 Calories / 5g Fat / 29g Carbs / 7g Fiber / 11g Sugar / 26g Protein
Food for Thought
What is your favorite protein pancake you’ve ever made? Do you go towards a sweeter preparation or a simple, plain pancake?