I haven’t done a recipe in a long time, I know. I’ve been busy with the Fall semester winding down but I have had an idea to make some protein pancakes that were inspired by my favorite Holiday beverage. My favorite Holiday drink is the Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha. I love that there aren’t many calories in it but yet there is just so much flavor! It’s delicious.
I bought some peppermint extract from Trader Joe’s the other week and I’ve been using it a lot. I’m really feeling the whole chocolate & peppermint combination – it’s so good! So these pancakes were born on a nice morning after a leg workout and before a presentation I had to do in class. The last sentence was not necessary but I thought I’d add it in there to give you a bit of a background on that morning, haha, not that it has anything to do with the pancakes.
Don’t be intimidated by the fact that I’m using so much peppermint extract, I don’t personally find it that strong and the flavor of it is only slightly prominent. I think I might add even more extract in the batter next time. Thankfully the sauce had a hefty peppermint flavor too so the whole thing went together very nicely.
I love protein pancakes using coconut flour because they are just so filling and big! Yet they are not super caloric at all. I think you will be pleased with these. Let me know if you make them!
Peppermint Mocha Protein Pancakes
by Kamila Gornia
Keywords: breakfast gluten-free high protein no sugar added mocha mint winter
Ingredients (1-2 servings)
2 Tbsp coconut flour (this one )
2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder (this one )
1 Tbsp Special Dark cocoa powder
1 tsp Inka or instant coffee granules
dash of cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp applesauce, unsweetened
4 Tbsp liquid egg whites
3 Tbsp almond milk, unsweetened
1 tsp peppermint extract
Put some coconut oil on a pan and heat it up. Combine all of the dry ingredients together. Add wet and combine well. Put half of the mixture onto a heated pan and cook for a couple of minutes until you can easily flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 more minutes. Do the same with the rest of the mixture.
Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the pancakes. Top with some freshly grated mint chocolate. Enjoy!