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A Protein Pancake Kind Of Morning {Recipe!}

Hey, sugar pops!

Is it just me, or do pancakes make everything better? Yes, they do take a little more preparation than your average bowl of cereal or scrambled eggs, but sometimes a chica/dude just gotta get pancakes in her/his belly.

As a child, Aunt Jemima was my BFF. I don’t mind the taste of the box mix, but now that I have grown up and have an ever-growing passion for cooking up a storm, I almost can’t bring myself to using the plain box mix! I am totally not bashing the box mix, but I just prefer making my own 🙂 And by making your own, you can ensure the ingredients are nutritious without all the extra ingredients and preservatives.

Two nights ago, pancakes were on. my. mind. Like, for real. I knew immediately what was on the menu for breakfast. Here is a little picture of my creation yesterday morning-


Post photo shoot, I topped them with a big ol’ spoonful of peanut butter which got all melty and heavenly. GET IN MAH BELLY.

Banana Dark Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Serves 1

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla, but chocolate would be even better!)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2-1 T. dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • stevia, etc. to taste; optional (my protein powder is sweetened with stevia, so I didn’t add any)

In a tupperware or bowl mashed a banana with a fork. Add a scoop of protein powder and the egg whites, then mix. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda, then mix. Taste before adding sweetener.

Heat a medium to large skillet at medium heat & spray with non-stick spray or a bit of oil (coconut, olive, canola, etc.). Pour batter, forming three pancakes. Flip when bubbles start to bubble up in the middle (abut 3-5 min.).

Top with fruit, nut butter, syrup, or whatever the heck you want! Enjoy 🙂

Now here’s a picture of my kitty, Audi, after a little cat-nap on my papa. No pun intended.


I was lucky and caught some yawn action goin’ on. He’s such a little cutie patootie!

Have a great day y’all!


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