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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Friday Food: Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancakes

This recipes is coming to you from the blog: MACROCHEF which is run by a 16 yr old avid cyclist!

These can be a little heavy and wish when you utilize them but if you remove the chocolate and go straight coconut pancakes they are pretty solid and still a great meal and good on your macros.  Also possible to try them out with vanilla protein powder.

Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 6 min.
Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. granulated stevia
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt (or go with full fat to increase fat and decrease sugar)
  • 2 large egg whites or 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 container coconut Greek yogurt (for layering pancakes)
  • 1 tbsp. Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut

Coconut Maple Syrup:
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (can use sugar free)
  • 2 tbsp cocnut Greek yogurt


Instructions:
1. Preheat pan or griddle to medium/high heat. Mix flour, protein powder, cocoa, stevia and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix milk, Greek yogurt, egg whites and coconut extract. Combine wet and dry ingredients and gently mix until smooth.
2. Spoon batter onto griddle to make 4 medium sized pancakes. Cook for about 3 minutes per side.
3. Layer pancakes with coconut Greek yogurt leaving a few tbsp extra for coconut maple syrup. Sprinkle pancakes with shredded coconut. Melt dark chocolate chunks in the microwave. Drizzle over top of pancakes.
4. Mix maple syrup with coconut yogurt to make coconut maple syrup. Drizzle syrup over top and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4 pancakes
Calories: 410 calories
Fat: 4 grams
Carbs: 50 grams
Sugar: 5 grams
Fiber: 11 grams
Protein: 46 grams
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