Chocolate Protein Pancakes {in the blender!}

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. 

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Does anyone else get in food ruts? I’m in a serious breakfast food rut that consists of scrambled eggs. For me, protein is an absolute breakfast necessity. I’ve learned through the morning time get-E-off-to-school rush that I can make and eat scrambled eggs in 15 minutes. Not too shabby, right? And I make the eggs on the stove. I often do eggs in the microwave for N, but I’m a snob and really only like them cooked on the stovetop. I get up early to work, but somehow the mornings are still chaotic.

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Well, not somehow, I know exactly how. It’s because I work, in my pjs with coffee, waiting until the very last second I can to get the kids up and ready for school, approximately 45 short minutes before we leave to take E to school. I get them dressed, make them breakfast, and then run upstairs and get myself dressed and looking somewhat acceptable to be seen public. By this time I usually have 10-15 minutes left. If it’s ten minutes, I resign myself to the fact that I have to wait until after I get home from dropping off E to eat. If it’s 15, I whip out my little frying pan and make my scrambled eggs happen.

I’ve been living low-carb lately in my quest to lose a few pounds, but when I’m not, I love having pancakes or muffins in the freezer for a quick and easy breakfast. But even still, I usually like to have an egg or two to boost the amount of protein.

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

However, these chocolate protein pancakes are an exception thanks to how much protein is loaded into them.

About these chocolate protein pancakes:

These chocolate protein pancakes are FULL of protein. I used cottage cheese, similar to my lemon poppyseed pancakes. I also added chocolate protein powder to add even more great protein. And as always (almost always), I used whole wheat flour. Oh and did I mention these are made in the blender? They come together in minutes and are a fantastic way to start the day. By my calculations, per two pancakes, they contain over 14 grams of protein and only 180 calories. Top with some bananas and it’s not a bad way to start the day, right?

Chocolate syrup somewhat optional.

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Used in this recipe:

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Yield: 24-26 pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Start your day off with chocolate! These chocolate protein pancakes have multiple sources of great protein that will keep you full all morning long.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine eggs, cottage cheese, milk, oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. On the top of the wet ingredients pile the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix together gently to combine without mixing into wet ingredients. Blend briefly until just combined, scraping down sides as needed. If it’s too thick, you can switch to a spoon for stirring.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat - grease or spray if needed. Drop batter by about 1/4 cup amounts onto the preheated skillet. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side (will depend on the heat of your skillet) or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve immediately with your favorite pancake toppings.

serving size: 2 pancakes

Verdict: I love these chocolate protein pancakes. They’re super filling and unbelievably moist thanks to the cottage cheese. You won’t even know they’re made with whole wheat flour.
Husband’s take: Ben loved these pancakes, and so did the kids.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: So easy.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared. Does not include toppings.

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4 comments

  1. interesting concept…

  2. I gotta try these. Chocolate and pancakes combined are incredible, thanks for the idea

  3. I need protein at breakfast or else I become a hangry monster. I also need a little bit of chocolate to keep me sane, AKA these pancakes will seal the deal! Great recipe!

  4. I’m wondering about adding some peanut butter…hmmm. Not for N of course

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