Good morning my lovlies! Pancakes anyone?
So, life lately……….. Well, it’s been quite a whirlwind for me. Truthfully I don’t know how to put it into words just yet but I have plans to get my shiz together. I’ll be sharing a recap post of the summer on Friday.
For today let’s just have some pancakes, what do you say?
I’ve been trying so many new things recently and trying to re-acclimate to being in the States. It’s been months but it’s still very strange for me. One of the strangest parts has been the getting used to having so much convenience when it comes to food.
Because of all the convenience being kind of new to us again, there has been a lot of eating out. My family really loves eating home-cooked meals, don’t get me wrong, but we’ve all missed having the availability of restaurants and, yes, even fast foods and packaged products. While I’ve definitely still been in the kitchen, it’s been pretty minimal.
There simply hasn’t been a need most days and with us being in the middle of travels, moving, and all sorts of Summer activities there also hasn’t been much time. On the other hand, I am not a huge fan of eating out or fast food. I much prefer to eat at home and create something new so I’ve been learning some new approaches to cooking. I’ve never really cooked for only one or two so it’s actually a challenge since I’m so used to making large family dinners. Haha, at first I was really struggling and more than once I’ve made WAY too much food at once.
That being said, today I’m trying something that I’ve rarely done in the past and sharing a single-serve recipe. Okay, realistically it could easily feed 2 and I’d usually only eat half of this recipe myself. Hey, but if you’re the type with a huge appetite in the morning this might be the perfect amount for you. Of course it’s very simple to double, triple, or quadruple it for those who are feeding a group, but otherwise this is just the right amount of pancakes to start off a perfect morning. I used a chocolate protein powder that you can get here but any plant-based chocolate protein powder should work fine. I topped mine with a sauce I made with this chocolate pbfit, and of course berries because that’s my addiction!
Never thought chocolate could fit into a healthy breakfast? Well think again because these pancakes change all the rules and are perfect for sharing with a friend....or not.
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (you can replace it with all-purpose if preferred or gluten free flour if needed)
- 1/2 scoop (about 19g) chocolate protein powder (I used this one here)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or preferred milk)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whisk together the cider vinegar, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, salt, baking powder, sugar, cacao, pancake mix, and protein powder.
- Combine the wet with the dry and fold gently until you have a nicely thick pancake batter with just a few lumps. Set aside the batter to rest for about 10 - 15 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and pour the batter into desired size pancakes and cook for about 1 minute per side. Remove and top with any desired toppings.