Are you craving pancakes for breakfast, but are afraid of the carbs? Today I bring you a chocolate protein pancakes recipe that is gluten-free.
These pancakes are made from oats and protein powder. You don’t need any flour for these pancakes, and they are equally fluffy and moist.
Apart from being absolutely delicious, chocolate protein pancakes are packed with protein. One serving (2 pancakes) gives you 15 grams of protein and under 200 calories! In short, it’s a power breakfast. This recipe is great if you are craving chocolate.
Eating healthy does not mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite food. These chocolate-flavored pancakes are made from protein powder, so you can start your day without feeling guilty.
You must also try my low-carb protein cake recipe. It’s gluten-free without any flour.
Key Ingredients of Protein Pancakes
These pancakes only require a few ingredients and you only need a food processor or a blender to prepare the batter. No need for multiple utensils.
- Oats: In this recipe, oats are the substitute for flour. It yields fluffy and soft pancakes.
- Protein powder: To make these pancakes, we need chocolate protein powder.
- Cocoa powder: It gives the pancakes more flavor.
- Cinnamon: Spices up the pancakes and is a great complement to the chocolate flavor.
- Bananas: Ripe bananas are required for this recipe because they are sweeter than hard ones.
Topping Ideas for Protein Pancakes
These pancakes are super flavorful, so you can enjoy them without any toppings. But where’s the fun in that?
If you are worried about carbs, there are plenty of healthy topping ideas that you can try for breakfast. Here are a few things you can try:
- Strawberry jam: You can make this at home with frozen strawberries and stevia powder.
- Dark chocolate syrup: Simply melt your favorite dark chocolate in the microwave and add a few drops of coconut oil.
- Salted caramel syrup: The salt really complements the sweet pancakes.
- Maple syrup
- Greek yogurt
- Peanut butter
Sprinkle the pancakes with the topping of your choice and a side of fresh fruit. You can add sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.
Tips for Moist and Soft Pancakes
- Make sure the pan is hot when you add the batter to it. However, if it’s too hot, it will burn the pancake before it gets to cook through. Test the temperature with a little bit of batter first to see if it’s right.
- Only flip the pancakes once. If you constantly flip the pancakes, it will deflate them and they will lose their fluffy texture.
- Make sure to use a heavy-bottomed pan. A heavy-bottomed pan will heat evenly, so your pancakes cook thoroughly.
- Stick to the recipe. Use a measuring cup and spoons to get the ingredients right because if any of the ingredients are in excess, the pancakes will turn out either too chewy or thick.
Other Recipes to Try
Chocolate Protein Pancakes Recipe
Try this recipe to make chocolate pancakes with protein powder. It is low-carb and sugar-free.
- Leftover pancakes can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air-tight container.
- If you want to freeze the cakes, make sure to place wax paper between each pancake so they don’t stick together.
- To make gluten-free pancakes, make sure the oats you are using are gluten-free.
- For vegan pancakes, replace eggs with a flax egg.