I have been trying to cut down the amount of gluten I consume.. because honestly, my mouth and heart loves bread way too much and I don’t think my body loves it. I tried cutting gluten out completely last summer and not only lost 15 pounds, but my blood test results for my liver improved greatly and I felt WAY better than I’ve ever felt. Since then, I haven’t been able to kick gluten completely, but any way that I can limit the amount I eat lends to a pat on the back for it.
These protein pancakes are made with Arbonne Chocolate protein powder, egg, and a liquid, in this case some coconut almond milk. I added a bit of baking powder to help fluff them up and then threw in some bananas while cooking for added sweetness. You can eat them alone or with peanut butter… my dad drizzled maple syrup on his, but honey can work too!
You can really use any kind of protein powder. I prefer the flavor in this chocolate protein from Arbonne, which is a pea, cranberry, and rice protein. It has Stevia in it already, so I don’t add any extra sugar unless I throw in some fruit or add a bit of honey on top.
Chocolate Protein Powder Pancakes
Makes 2 servings (4 good sized pancakes)
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 min.
- 2 scoops of Arbonne chocolate protein powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- I usually eyeball the liquid but maybe set aside 1/2 a cup of water or milk of your choice.
- any flavorings you want to add: fruit, cinnamon, agave
- ghee or non-stick spray
First, mix protein powder and baking powder in a bowl. Add in egg and mix in a little bit of liquid at a time with a fork until smooth and looks like a runny pancake batter consistency.
heat a pan with some ghee or non-stick spray. This is kind of key if your pan sucks. Cooking these babies can require some patience, like most pancakes, they tend to stick and makes flipping them a challenge. I have failed many times making these. They were messy, but always tasted good. So it’s okay if you screw up your first time.
My Pancake Cooking Tips:
- Smaller pancakes are easier to flip and cook faster. Plus they’re cute! 🙂
- Cook on low heat and be patient!
- Watch for bubbles in the pancake
- Carefully push a spatula under the pancake after you see bubbles to check if bottom is cooked and gently un-stick it. If really stuck let it sit a bit longer.
- When I can slide the cooked bottom around in the pan I know I can flip it.