chocolate protein pancakes

28 June 2016

While I'm not so patiently waiting for Emily's book to arrive in the mail this afternoon I thought I'd share what's become a bit of a breakfast staple around these parts. I know, I know! They look oh so appetizing but I promise they've won over even my pickiest eater.

3 eggs (2 egg whites and 1 whole egg)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use this)
1-2 ripe bananas (one is fine, two is better)
1-2 tablespoons almond (or regular) milk
dash of chia seeds if you so desire
sprinkle of PB2 if you like (we like)

combine everything in a bowl - (I use a potato masher because it's a lot faster than a fork but to each their own!) until mixed but still slightly lumpy. Once I took things WAY too far and dumped it all in a blender and added spinach -- a happy batch of pancakes it did not make. Just mash.

We use an electric griddle (the only thing Simon felt strongly about putting on our wedding registry and we use it all the time) and heat them "low and slow" so between low and medium. I can usually cook four at a time and one batch feeds me and the kids if we're having something else like yogurt or smoothies. Sometimes, I double the recipe if we're all really hungry.

These are sweet enough that the kids don't need or ask for syrup which is nice for a million reasons.

My other go-to breakfast recipe is the Kodiak mix thrown in the blender with an egg, almond milk, and spinach to make waffles and those actually turn out just fine. Even Simon didn't bat an eye at the slightly green hue of the waffles.

Aaand of course the classic soft boiled egg that we all know and love.

Any kid-friendly breakfast ideas you want to share? I'd be much obliged.

Happy Tuesday.


  1. I'm certain you're looking for something better than "marshmellow cereal" or frozen waffles...I seriously think my bar is resting on the ground it's set so low! You're breakfast ideas are great...and, I'm so glad you're back to blogging (little late to sing that praise!) :)

    1. cracking up. frozen waffles are SO GOOD. Why is that????

  2. My boys have become obsessed with Inside Out, so I made a "Core Memory" balls recipe that they eat with yogurt for breakfast or as a snack. Core memory energy balls
    2 cups rolled oats
    3/4 cup chia seeds
    1/3 cup ground flaxseed
    3 TBLS agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup)
    1 cup nut-based butter
    4 TBLS melted coconut oil
    handful of mini chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

    1. Mix with an electric mixer
    2. Chill for at least a few hours
    3. Roll into balls
    4. Keep refrigerated

  3. My kids love steel cut oats with either fruit and cream on top or raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar. If I stir the stuff in, they just pick at it, but if I put it all on top, they inhale it and come back for more. Go figure. Another favorite that is considered a "treat" is toasted coconut, sliced bananas and mini chocolate chips on top. We alternate oatmeal with eggs and toast/bagels or French toast casserole put together the night before.

  4. My poor child thinks pancakes are normally green. I just blend greens with a touch of water and add to my go-to pancake recipe. I'm going to try adding the chocolate protein powder - such a great idea!

  5. I've been making this the last few summers when peaches are in season. I assemble the night before, leave in the fridge overnight and throw in the oven in the morning. It's a family favorite!

  6. Oh sweet goodness. I literally JUST (as in 6 minutes ago), that Sneaky Chef cookbook because I spent last night almost in tears trying to come up with ways to make my 5 year old eat. Tonight, I am breaking all the rules and trying this vegan chocolate chip muffin recipe for breakfast muffins for her. I typically employ the "if you don't eat, you go hungry" method but she's turning HANGRY HANGRY BEAST lately and I just can't deal. Time to start sneaking in the goodness and making her think she's in charge...

  7. Two-ingredient banana pancakes have saved my life. No syrup needed; I throw in some cinnamon and a tiny splash of vanilla if I'm feeling wild and crazy.

    1. love those! blogged about them a few years ago -- still a favorite!

  8. I like to feed the minions yogurt mixed with lots of fresh fruit in ice cream cones. Don't tell them it's not dessert for breakfast



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