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I planned to make protein packed, healthy, chocolate pancakes for lunch today. Well things didn’t go quite as planned when I accidentally added too much liquid to my pancake batter. Of course I wasn’t going to throw out the batter and waste all that food! Not to mention, I had used my last chocolate protein bar which is one of the ingredients. However, if you’re not a fan of protein bars, no worries! They’re totally optional in this recipe.
So back to the soupy pancake batter…I decided to try and cook it up like pancakes anyways. It kind of worked. Kind of. The pancakes turned out super gooey and fudgey. They were delicious, but I can’t wait to try my hand at this recipe again, with decreased liquid to make proper pancakes!
Doesn’t that look like a delicious pancake mess!?
I have a confession to make. After these pancakes were in the pan cooking, I may have used a spatula to lick out every last drop of batter from the bowl. It’s true. The batter was that good. Next time, I might just eat this pancake batter raw. I wish I was kidding.
Double Chocolate Pancakes
- 1/4 cup flour (I used oat flour made by pulsing 1/3 cup oatmeal in a blender until pulverized. However feel free to use any flour.)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1 T sugar (or 2 packets splenda)
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 C milk (I used 1/2 C almond milk. Use the decreased measurement! Do not make my mistakes!)
- 1 chocolate protein bar, pulverized in blender or food processor (optional)
Combine dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and mix. I cooked half of the protein bar bits into the pancakes and topped my pancakes with the remaining half of the bar. Cook pancakes in pan or griddle, and enjoy!
The possibilities are endless with these pancakes. You could leave out the protein bar, and add in chocolate protein powder. You could nix the added protein all together if that’s not your thing, and add chocolate chips! You could top these with this peanut butter dip. You could add coconut! Seriously, the sky is the limit.