I don’t eat breakfast very often, but breakfast foods are one of my favorite things to eat. From eggs and chicken sausage, to waffles, pancakes, and french toast, it’s hard to go wrong with any morning meal favorite. The problem? Many carb loaded breakfast foods clock in at thousands of calories, and there’s nothing about them that would even come close to qualifying at healthy.

Enter protein pancakes, and in particular chocolate peanut butter protein pancakes.

This recipe has everything you want: The carb-loaded goodness of pancakes, but with a nutrient profile that makes you go, “I can actually eat these guilt-free!”

Enjoy these on a weekend, before or after a workout, or any time you just want to enjoy breakfast without a second thought.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (approximately 25 grams protein) [for mine, I used 2 scoops of Biotrust vanilla]
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate peanut butter (you can sub out for regular peanut butter)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 ripe banana (medium sized)
  • Optional topping: additional sliced banana

Directions

Step 1: Combine all ingredients into a mixer and blend together until thick and creamy consistency.

Step 2: Set a burner on medium high heat and coat the pan with butter or low calorie spray.

Step 3: Pour pancake batter into palm size onto skillet or pan.

pancakes on griddle

Step 4: Flip pancakes and then lower the heat to medium-low.

pancakes ready

Step 5: Plate your pancakes and serve.

Nutrition Information:

[Macros for the entire serving size]

430 calories

45 grams protein

30 grams carbs (without added sliced banana)

13 grams fat

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