I’m always looking for something new to make for breakfast – especially when I’m doing The 21 Day Fix. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I get so sick of eggs. These are the perfect way to start your day. Chocolate. Pancakes. Need I say more?
I made these for my husband this morning for breakfast. Kind of. I actually just whipped up the batter and then put him to work in front of the frying pan. I’m terrible at making pancakes because I tend to forget to flip them and then they burn on one side So, I offered to make him breakfast and then I basically made him make his own. It turns out I made the right call because they were delicious and also cooked evenly on both sides. They’re fluffy and chocolately and taste like a cheat, but they’re healthy without burning a whole yellow container. Score! Since they’re made with Shakeology, they’re packed with protein and vitamins. I made a simple berry syrup to go with them, but my husband said he preferred them with just a little sprinkle of powdered sugar on them. These would also be really good as a waffle.
Chocolate Protein Pancakes Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 TBL unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
- Put all of that in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Cook them like you would any other pancake. Heat about a tsp of oil on a skillet and pour the batter onto the skillet in whatever size pancake you want. We split the batter into 5 pancakes.
- When they start to look all bubbly, flip them over. Cook them until golden brown – about 3 minutes on each side.
- Serve with berry syrup or just sprinkle with powdered sugar.
21 Day Fix Container Count: If you eat the whole batch, this would be 1 and 1/2 red, 1/2 yellow, 2 purple and 1 tsp
Easy Berry Syrup Recipe
- 1/2 cup mixed berries. I used frozen
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 TBL honey
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp corn starch (and another TBL of water)
Mix the berries, water, honey and cinnamon in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir it occasionally to mix it around. Turn down the heat and dissolve the corn starch in about a tablespoon of water. Add the corn starch mixture to the saucepan and let it simmer for 5 -10 minutes or until it thickens up. Then, I used a potato masher to mash up some of the fruit. You could also put it in the blender if you want it really smooth. Serve over the pancakes. Note: You can also use apple juice or grape juice in place of the water if you want the syrup sweeter.
21 Day Fix Container Count (syrup): 1/2 purple
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