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Chocolate Protein Pancakes (dairy and gluten-free)

December 11, 2017

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When it comes to breakfast, I'm a creature of habit. It depends on the season, but once I get on a ________ (smoothie, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.) kick, the habit stays. That is, until my cravings change. As of late, that's meant pancakes for breakfast. For ease and convenience, I use this mixture as the base. Then, I'll add in an extra egg, some ground flax seed, or even chia seeds for additional protein, fat, and fiber. I typically top my pancakes with tahini and maple syrup—a match made in savory and sweet heaven.

Another daily food habit I haven't been able to kick? The consumption of collagen peptides. If you're new to the world of collagen and / or bone broth, welcome! They're a type of protein (in the form of chain amino acids), and they come from the same animal source. While bone broth and collagen aren't processed the same way, there are quite a few similarities between the two. You can get the full run down here. Bottom line: both bone broth and collagen help with digestive issues, they improve the elasticity and quality of your hair, skin, and nails, they're known to help with joint pain / arthritis, and more.


Bone Broth Protein

Bone Broth Protein


So, yeah, I'm hooked. And while I love warming up savory bone broth on the stove, I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate it into my daily eats. Enter: Nature's Property. Their protein powders are bone broth-based, but you'll also find two types of collagen in the mix (types I and III). You can read about the different types here. For all you paleo eaters out there, their protein powders are paleo friendly, too.

I have their Chocolate Cream protein powder on hand, and it's 10/10. They also have a Pure (unflavored) version. I've added it to a shaker bottle post-yoga, to warm almond milk for a protein hot chocolate, and to pancake batter. It's not chalky, it dissolves nicely, and it's very versatile. I'm going to bake with it soon as well. Stay tuned for future recipes!

Keto Pancakes

Keto Pancakes
Here's the recipe for grain-free chocolate pancakes that I whipped up earlier this week. They're perfectly sweet, moist, and filling.

Ingredients:

- 1 1/4 cups almond flour

- 1 scoop Nature's Property Chocolate Cream bone broth protein powder

- 1/2 cup almond milk (more if your batter is too thick)

- 1 egg

- 1/2 tsp baking powder

- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

- pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients. Then, add in your dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

2. Heat up a skillet (medium heat) with coconut oil. Pour your batter into even circles. Once they start to bubble, flip. Cook for an additional minute or so.

3. Top with your favorites! Mine include—but aren't limited to—maple syrup, butter, tahini, almond butter, yogurt, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs.

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