Fluffy chocolate protein pancakes with a hint of fresh orange and rich almond extract, covered in a decadent chocolate maple glaze. A decadently delicious breakfast that is low in sugar, rich in protein and gluten-free.
Servings: 2 servings
- ½ cup almond meal/flour
- ¼ cup oat flour*
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior Classic Chocolate Protein
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg*
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice ~½ of an orange
- ~½ teaspoon orange zest
- **Chocolate Maple Glaze**
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup sub for sugar-free syrup, honey, agave or brown rice syrup
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
In a medium-sized bowl, combine al dry ingredients: flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients: egg, almond milk, almond extract , zest and juice from orange. Whisk to combine.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon batter onto skillet, creating 4-5 pancakes. Cook for ~2-3 minutes, flip and cook for another minute or so. Transfer to plate.
To create chocolate glaze, combine cocoa powder, syrup and zest in a small bowl and whisk to combine. If mix is too thick, any a tiny bit of water. Layer glaze in between pancakes and pour the remaining on top.
Optional garnishes: orange slices, crushed pistachios, orange zest, dark chocolate chunks. Enjoy!
*If making gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats/oat flour*If making vegan, sub egg for flax egg*If making paleo, use ¾ cup almond flour and omit oat flour
Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20.5g | Fat: 18.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 177mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g