I love pancakes and waffles and although I have given up many of my favorite treats, I found I can still enjoy my favorite foods by just making some simple swaps or finding healthier versions of them. It was in this instance that I was inspired to create Double Chocolate chip pancakes. I always liked Ihop’s Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes but with a whopping 550 calories and 18 grams of fat that’s a clean eating NO, NO. In my recipe, I substituted Protein pancake mix, Protein Powder and Cocoa nibs.
The recipe is as follows
1 c. Kodiak Cakes Powercakesm Whole Grain Buttermilk.
1 Scoop Body Tech Whey Protein in Rich Chocolate or any Chocolate Protein Powder you prefer. This was the one I had on hand but next time I would use Whey Isolate (less Calories, Carbs).
1/2 tsp Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Chocolate Chips can be used if macros allow but I decided this would be healthier.
Mix together and put in a heated griddle, till pancake browns on the sides and is ready to flip. Makes about 6 4″ pancakes.
I topped mine with 2 Tbsp of Plain non-fat Greek Yogurt, strawberries and Walden Farms zero calorie, Sugar free Chocolate Syrup. So yummy! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Recipe Notes: Kodiak Cakes have 14 grams of Protein if only water is added but for added Protein egg and milk can be added in lieu of water for added protein up to 21 grams.