Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Hemp & Cocoa Protein Pancakes (Sugar Free, Egg free)

Growing-up, I always looked forward to Pancake Tuesday. This day was also know as "Shrove Tuesday" or "Fat Tuesday," but to us it was simply "leave the boring sandwich at home and eat fluffy, syrupy pancakes for lunch" day. 

At work today, I couldn't stop thinking about those delicious, fluffy pancakes. However, since I no longer have the sweet tooth I had as a child, or eggs in my fridge, I improvised and made protein filled post-gym pancakes. They're not the prettiest looking stack, but they're quite tasty and go well with fruit or jam. 

If you haven't tried hemp protein before, I suggest you give it shot. It's not like your standard body-builder powders that you mix with water and chug, so I typically blend it with berries. The key reasons to use this protein is that it's a great source of fiber and Omega fats, as well as protein. 

Hemp & Cocoa Protein Pancakes (makes 6 small pancakes)
Adapted from here

  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup hemp protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted (+ more for the pan)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  1. Place some oil in a frying pan, and heat on medium.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, hemp protein, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda)
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredient (banana, coconut oil, almond milk)
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix well.
  5. Drop batter into the pan, in 4-inch circles. Cook each side for 3 minutes.

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