Alright.. I think it’s time I share a new pancake recipe with you guys. As you know, I recently did a giveaway for an awesome protein powder – it was actually my first protein powder I fell in love with 2 years ago – CLICK espresso mocha protein drink. Although at the time it was caffeinated and I no longer drink caffeine (except for tea) but thankfully the company has been kind enough to send me their brand new decaf variety which made me happy. This is what I used to create a brand new protein pancake… I introduce you to mocha protein pancakes!
Of course, you are more than welcome to use the caffeinated version for these as well as regular instant coffee granules. Inka is a decaf grain coffee beverage which I always use instead of instead of instant coffee in recipe and I really like the flavor. It’s different than coffee slightly but I like it better personally. You can definitely get a nice energized start to your day with these either way – no only will they satisfy your craving for coffee.. they will hit your chocolate craving as well! Does it get any better than this?
Yes – top them with some whipped cream of this natural whipped topping I got at Whole Foods the other day. It’s yummy. But that’s not all… Because in these beauties you will also be satisfying your body’s need for protein! Yes, that’s right – there is a whopping 30 grams of protein in these if you use the same ingredients as I did. And the best part? They are still less than 300 calories and they are just SO filling and satisfying. I don’t even know how I come up with these. I always worry they will end up being more caloric but each time, I succeed at making them the perfect nutritional value. It’s awesome.
Some things to think about when making these – if you don’t have CLICK you can also replace that with about 3/4 scoop chocolate protein powder and add extra coffee granules to ensure the mocha flavor is still there. Same for chocolate whey, you can also replace that with CLICK if you don’t want any whey protein for these. Through the use of these two powders, there are both fast- and slow-releasing proteins in here. So yeah, it’s good stuff. Keeps you full too. Nom.
Mocha Protein Pancakes
Keywords: breakfast high protein no sugar added mocha egg whites
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 scoop CLICK Mocha protein powder (I used decaf)
- 1/3 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (I used Isopure)
- 1 tbsp sprouted whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Inka or instant coffee granules
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of ground ginger
- 5 tbsp egg whites
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp applesauce
Heat coconut oil on a pan (medium heat). While the pan is getting heated, combine the dry ingredients together. Add wet and combine well. The mixture will be pretty thick.
Put half of the mixture onto the heated pan and cook on medium heat. Flip after a couple of minutes and cook the other side for 2 more minutes or so.
Put more coconut oil on the pan to grease it up and repeat the same step.
Top with whipped topping or a topping of choice.
*note: instead of chocolate whey protein powder, you can also add another 1/2 scoop of CLICK – the scoop sizes are different
Nutritional Stats (for recipe): 253 calories, 27g carbs, 4g fat, 30g protein, 6g sugar
Enjoy with whipped topping and dusted with cocoa powder or any other topping of choice. I also liked them with Walden Farms calorie-free syrup, the blueberry kind. I’m totally gonna get some caramel syrup next time though, that would rock, I think. Talk about guiltless decadence. Is that an oxymoron?
Kammie wants to know:
When’s the last time you had chocolate pancakes?
Do you like mocha flavor?
Let me know in the comments below!
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