So some of us out there absolutely hate the taste of protein shakes. Alas, a great way to get extra protein into your diet if you feel like you are not eating enough protein rich food is to put it in your own cooked goods! A friend of mine suggested I try protein pancakes! I had some leftover dairy free choc chips so thought I would put them to good use! These were divine and best of all, the only added sugar was the chocolate chips! The batter has no added sugar. These are dairy free and egg free pancakes too!
Protein Choc Chip Pancakes
What you’re going to need
3/4 cup plain flour
2 scoops protein powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup non dairy milk (rice, almond, soy)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons dairy free choc chips**
- In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients minus the choc chips.
- Add in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Once combined, stir in the choc chips until distributed well through the batter (aside: if you want, leave the batter to stand for 5 minutes so that the baking powder and liquid have time to react and will therefore lead to fluffier pancakes)
- Heat up a non stick pan and pour even amounts of batter spaced apart enough to give room to flip. Cook on each side for approximately 2 minutes
- Serve with additional choc chips and maple syrup!
** I found dairy free choc chips at my local Coles supermarket. I am not sure if they are sold overseas. If you can’t find them, you could cut up some dairy free chocolate into small chunks and mix through the batter. You will end up with a similar result!