I haven’t done a recipe in a long time, I know. I’ve been busy with the Fall semester winding down but I have had an idea to make some protein pancakes that were inspired by my favorite Holiday beverage. My favorite Holiday drink is the Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha. I love that there aren’t many calories in it but yet there is just so much flavor! It’s delicious.
I bought some peppermint extract from Trader Joe’s the other week and I’ve been using it a lot. I’m really feeling the whole chocolate & peppermint combination – it’s so good! So these protein pancakes were born on a nice morning after a leg workout and before a presentation I had to do in class. The last sentence was not necessary but I thought I’d add it in there to give you a bit of a background on that morning, haha, not that it has anything to do with the pancakes.
Don’t be intimidated by the fact that I’m using so much peppermint extract, I don’t personally find it that strong and the flavor of it is only slightly prominent. I think I might add even more extract in the batter next time. The chocolate covers it up quite a bit. Thankfully the sauce had a hefty peppermint flavor too so the whole thing went together very nicely.
I love protein pancakes using coconut flour because they are just so filling and big! Yet they are not super caloric at all. I think you will be pleased with these Peppermint Chocolate Mocha Protein Pancakes. Let me know if you make them!
Nutritional Stats (pancakes): 190 calories, 15g carbs, 5g fat, 24g protein, 1g sugar!
Try to beat those stats, baby! 😉
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Kammie wants to know:
Do you like the combination of chocolate and mint?
What’s the last thing you ate that was mint chocolate flavored?
Let me know in the comments below!
Last Updated on March 27, 2019