Last summer I would fit my workout in the morning before going to work. Due to schedule changes I now save my WORKouts for after WORK, which means I have a little extra time in the morning. I’ve got to admit I miss running into the sunrise (dodging commuters on busy sidewalks just doesn’t compete), but one of the advantages in enough morning time to make…
…pancakes for breakfast. The thing I love about pancakes is that they are so versatile. One day you can throw in teff flour, another day you can throw in spelt. It means lots of options and variations to always keep me on my toes (see I even get a little calf workout in the morning).
I know the strawberries aren’t technically chocolate covered, but they are still layered in chocolate. When you get a bite of chocolate pancake with the strawberry it taste just like a chocolate covered strawberry.
chocolate covered strawberry pancakes
•2 tbsp chocolate casein protein powder
•2 tbsp black bean flour
•2 tbsp coconut flour
•1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
•3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or mashed banana)
•1/2 cup cold Strawberry Cream tea
•1/4 cup egg whites
•1/4 tsp stevia (or sweetener of choice)
•1/4 tsp baking powder
•1/4 tsp baking soda
•1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
•1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1)Mix all dry ingredients
2)Add pumpkin mix well
3)Add egg whites, mix. Add other liquids (except ACV) mix.
4)Turn heat on frying pan while it warms up add apple cider vinegar and mix. Begin making your pancakes once the frying pan is warm enough.
|These pancakes aren’t super thick so cook up rather quickly.||
|The stats are approx: 200cal (25g carbs/3g fat/20g protein)|
Strawberries and chocolate is such an exquisite combination. The Teavana Strawberry cream adds a great strawberry taste.
The picture above showcases the texture better then I can describe it but I will still attempt: dense but not overly moist.
Makes 14 small pancakes
The other great thing about having more time in the morning is that I find breakfast to be less rushed and more thoroughly enjoyed. This leaves me more satisfied throughout the day so I never have to get to that state where you want to chew off your arm.
Since today is Wednesday I figured I would share some of the other daily eats in a WIAW collage:
Top left: evening snack of chocolate cookies.
Top right: afternoon snack of almonds and pumpkin seeds in melted chocolate and coconut
Bottom left: dinner stir fry with cabbage, canned tomatoes, coconut oil, an egg, mashed avocado and topped with feta (one of those weird but good combinations).
Bottom right: lunch salad (spinach, ground chicken, cottage cheese, and nutritional yeast) with a basic protein bread
Do you work out in the morning or evening? What is your favorite chocolate flavor combination?