Chocolate Pancakes

Hi Everyone,

Half way through the week already.  I can’t understand how the days go so fast, yet the work hours go so slow.  I am such a clock watcher, it’s a horrible habit.  Even when I’m having fun, I watch the clock, knowing that my fun time will be over soon.  That is so strange, why do I do that?  Right now I am waiting for the weekend because it’s suppose to be nice out and I get to make a new breakfast creation.  Ohhh, what should it be?  This past Saturday I made one of my best chocolaty pancakes ever!!

These pancakes were like eating a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast, but the only difference is, that these are healthy!  Yup, healthy!!  Actually I was thinking of making them again and freezing them and having them for dessert topped with just a smidge of ice cream and maybe some berries.  Sounds weird doesn’t it?  If you make them, you’ll understand.

I made these bad boys with unsweetened cocoa powder, greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour and some other good things.  When I figured out the calories I couldn’t believe my eyes.  These are the lowest calorie pancakes I have made yet!  Are you sitting down?  You better be because when you find out there 138 calories for THREE of them you may fall over, I almost did, but realized I need to eat them, can’t waste my time laying on the kitchen floor!

To add a little color to the pancakes, I added a few egg-shaped sprinkles that I found in my cupboard.  Doesn’t it make them look all festive?  There shape looks like the chocolate covered sunflower seeds that I buy from TJ’s.  I just think there so cute!  he he  Don’t they just want to make you smile?

I was amazed of all the fun things I found and threw out this weekend.  My Easter was spent cleaning my kitchen and I mean cleaning it!  I spent 6 hours cleaning.  The stove took forever and then I started cleaning everything off, dusting plants, cleaning appliances, rearranging my cupboards and even cleaning the backside of my microwave.  My kitchen is spic and span!!  One thing I found, which actually made a lot more room is I had some old spices that I found in the back of my drawer that expired in 2007.  I didn’t realize spices had expiration dates, but they do!  So I threw a lot of them out.  All that means is I can buy more!!  Any excuse to go shopping, right?  I even moved my counter top appliance around so I can be more efficient in the kitchen.  The only problem with that is, I’m not used to it and now my kitchen echos, which I find strange.  Have you done any spring cleaning this year?  Next is my livingroom, but maybe that will be next Sunday?

Chocolate Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 Pancakes

Serving Size: 3 Pancakes

Chocolate Pancakes

Ingredients

  1. 1/3 Cup of Greek Yogurt
  2. 2 egg Whites
  3. 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  4. 1/3 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  5. 2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  6. 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  7. 1/2 tsp. Sugar
  8. 1 dash salt
  9. Optional: 1 Tbsp Milk, if needed

Instructions

  1. Mix greek yogurt, egg whites & vanilla extract into a small bowl
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar, & salt
  3. Combine and whisk till evenly mixed (If batter seems to thick add 1 tablespoon of milk)
  4. Heat the skillet on medium heat, once it's hot place 1/4-cup batter onto non-stick skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip.
  5. About 1-2 minutes on each side
  6. Add sprinkles to make it pretty!

Notes

To keep pancakes warm, heat oven to 200 degrees and place pancakes on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Calorie per serving (3 pancakes): 137.9, Fat: 1.2, Sodium: 229, Potassium: 181.7, Carbs: 23, Fiber: 4.4, Sugar: 3.7, Protein: 11.9

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/04/11/chocolate-pancakes/

What is your favorite kind of pancake?  I honestly couldn’t tell you mine?  It’s to hard to decided.  I think pancakes are one of those foods that you can create to match your mood.  This weekend, because it was Easter, I had chocolate on the brain, even though I didn’t get any!  :(  But these pancakes for sure make up for that!!

Time for me to figure out what to make for dinner.  I am hungry!!!  Have a great day, and don’t forget to enter my Trader Joe’s Giveaway!  You can win a $25.00 gift card and a jar of Cookie Butter.

Toodles!

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    • I love adding Cho on my pancakes to! The vanilla, strawberry or cherry would be perfect!!

  1. I’m always looking for new healthy pancake recipes. These look so sweet and tasty that they should be a dessert!

  2. Hmm! They were not so good plain but delicious with syrup! :P
    Thank you for this recipie anyways! I LOVE your drinks too! :)

  3. These pancakes sound great. I’ll have to try them and see if I like them better than the other ones I made. I would add some chocolate protein powder to them (I’m okay with upping the calories because I should eat a minimum of 300 for a meal). I also found a recipe for a chocolate syrup that I made with Stevia, which is really nice on chocolate pancakes… :-)

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I added old fashioned peanut butter and sliced bananas between each layer. These were amazing!!