Wait what? A recipe? As in, something you have to cook? Yes friends, a healthier chocolate package recipe is my post for today. But, since most of you are wondering whether you landed on the right blog, let me clarify. I did not voluntarily decide to start cooking hehe. My lovely sister offered to make us pancakes this weekend. But not just any pancakes… healthier chocolate pancakes. As in, almost every single ingredient in them is somehow nutritious. Since we pretend to be healthy 80% of the week (and someone else was cooking) we said yes.
I know, this isn’t the usual weekend recap, but honestly the highlight of our weekend was watching a documentary about bees. So yeah, pancakes seemed like a better topic of conversation.
For those of you who don’t know, my younger sister Sofia is really into healthy things. It’s really odd honestly. Ever since she was a child, she wouldn’t eat fast food or drink soda. That little freak… I may not eat (too much) fast food or drink soda in my late 20s, but I certainly stuffed my face with it as a child. Anyways, she’s embraced her inner health freak and posts workouts, inspiration & recipes on her Instagram @healthyespo where these pancakes are featured.
These are super easy to make and the recipe below makes around 6 pancakes (depending on how big you make them).
Healthy Chocolate Pancake Recipe
+ 1 tbs of cocoa powder (we may have used closer to two hehe)
+ 1 tbs of rolled oats
+ 1 whole large egg
+ 3 egg whites
+ 1/4 cup of coconut or almond flour (we used coconut)
+ 1/2 cup of almond milk
+ 1 tbs of chia seeds
+ 1 scoop of protein powder (we used chocolate cinnamon flavored protein powder)
Mix all dry ingredients together. We used my mini food processor but you could just use a blender or mixer. Add in eggs, egg whites & almost milk and whisk together. If the batter is too thick (due to the protein powder) add a tbs of almond milk at a time. Heat a non-stick skillet and spray with non stick spray. Pour in batter and form a pancake. Flip over once the pancake starts to bubble. Keep in mind that these fall apart easier than a regular buttermilk pancake so be careful flipping.
We topped ours with blueberries, dark chocolate chip pancakes and agave syrup. My sister’s preferred topping is a tbs of peanut butter, blueberries and maple syrup. Whatever floats your boat.
The pinnable recipe is below!