Chocolate Orange Almond Protein Pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2 servings
 
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.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond meal/flour
  • ¼ cup oat flour*
  • 1 scoop Sunwarrior Classic Chocolate Protein
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg*
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ⅛ tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (~1/2 of an orange)
  • ~1/2 tsp orange zest
  • **Chocolate Maple Glaze**
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (sub for sugar-free syrup, honey, agave or brown rice syrup)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine al dry ingredients: flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients: egg, almond milk, almond extract , zest and juice from orange. Whisk to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Optional garnishes: orange slices, crushed pistachios, orange zest, dark chocolate chunks. Enjoy!
Notes
*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
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ of recipe Calories: 343 Fat: 18.5 gm Saturated fat: 2 gm Carbohydrates: 28 gm Sugar: 8 gm Sodium: 177 mg Fiber: 6 gm Protein: 20.5 gm Cholesterol: 105 mg
Recipe by Dishing Out Health at https://dishingouthealth.com/chocolate-orange-almond-protein-pancakes/