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Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Pancakes

22 Apr

Long name, but so deserving.

For the last week of the pancake challenge I’ve been telling you all about, the category was chocolate pancakes. After seeing caramel extract and pretzels in my pantry..I knew what needed to be created.

See, I love sweet and salty combinations. It’s always been my favorite. Like those pretzel M&M’s..mmmm!

So this week, I decided to come up with something so unique, in hopes of winning that contest finally on the last week. Unfortunately, yet again, I didn’t. But if it wasn’t just based off looks and off of actual taste, I’m sure I would have in a heartbeat!:)

This whole pancake challenge has been so fun for me. Every week it’s given me a goal to come up with such a unique, healthy recipe. Even though I didn’t win, I have loved every minute of it..and can’t wait for another challenge to arise…I’m competitive if you haven’t already established that :)

But here is my nonwinning, delicious pancake recipe for those of you like me who love that sweet and salty combo!

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Pancakes
Batter:
-1/2 cup oat flour
-1 scoop chocolate protein powder
-about 20 pretzels, mostly broken into pieces
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 T cottage cheese
-2 T cocoa powder
-1 T butterscotch pudding mix
-1 tsp caramel extract and vanilla extract
-1 tsp baking powder
-sprinkle of sea salt
Directions: Put all ingredients except pretzels in blender and blend until smooth. Mix in 3/4 of the pretzels, crushed. Pour into pan on stove. Lightly toss a couple more crushed pretzels on top of cooking pancakes.

Clean Chocolate Syrup:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
-2 T water
-1 packet stevia

And here’s some of my pancake challenge creations in review! All of these recipes are on my site somewhere! :)

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Pancake Batter Smoothie AND Coconut Banana Pancakes

29 Mar

Today’s post has TWO recipes in it. Get excited.

Let’s be honest with ourselves, when we’re making pancakes, it’s just way too tempting to just eat the batter off the spoon. Or is that just me?

Haha:) My usual philosophy is that anything is better in the uncooked form, like cookie DOUGH, Brownie BATTER. And I can’t lie, I do even think I like pancake batter better. Call me weird.

But I know with eggs usually in it, it’s probably NOT the best thing to eat. So what did I do today when I made egg-less protein pancakes and had some leftover batter? Well, I would do what any normal person would do..I made a shake flavored with it!

So to tell you how to make this, I’ll give you the recipe to this first, which is the protein pancakes that the batter came from!

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Coconut Banana Pancakes
-3/4 cup coconut flour
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-1/4 cup Greek yogurt
-1 cup almond milk
-2T shredded coconut
-1 small, very ripe banana
-1/2 tsp coconut and vanilla extract
-1 tsp baking powder
-optional: 1 T peanut butter/coconut oil (a little healthy fat makes it taste a lot better!)
-touch of salt, and sweeten to taste
Directions: Melt banana in microwave for 30 seconds. Combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Melt some coconut oil in pan, and cook pancakes as normal.

 

All you have to do once you have that batter, is add two big spoonfuls of it to all the other ingredients, and you’ll have your pancake batter shake! But of course, if you just want the shake and not all the pancakes first, I’ll show you how to get that batter flavor without all those extras. But I must say, these pancakes were very good. Coconut banana flavor with a hint of peanut butter to be exact:)

Anyways, the answer to your dream of being able to eat all the pancake batter you want in shake form lies below:)

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Pancake Batter Shake
**You can make any flavor, but I used some of the batter from the above recipe, and created a Hawaiian flavor with a hint of peanut butter!**
-2 T pancake batter (from above)
-1/2 frozen ripe banana
-1 scoop peanut butter protein powder (or regular/vanilla)
-1 cup almond milk
-1 tsp vanilla and butter extract
-2 T oatmeal
-2 T PB2 (or 1 T peanut butter)
-1/2 tsp baking soda (I know it’s weird, but don’t skip this! It makes the batter flavor)
-stevia/agave to sweeten
-sprinkle of sea salt
Directions: Blend all ingredients together! Very simple :)

**If not wanting to make pancake batter: Add 1T coconut flour (or any type), more banana, and don’t forget the baking soda! Add any additional flavors that you want your shake to be.
Possible Add-in ideas: cocoa powder, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, instant coffee, berries..sky is the limit!

 

 

Banana Bread Pancakes

9 Mar

“Makin’ banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend..” was the theme of this morning’s breakfast :)

I’ve been really into making pancakes lately. All different kinds. But this morning, since my boyfriend absolutely loves banana bread, I decided to create these. Fluffy, moist, and that oh so delicious taste of biting into a good piece of banana bread. Top it with my peanut butter yogurt sauce, and you’ve really got yourself something yummy.

People tend to think pancakes are a “bad food”, but you’ll come to learn with my oh so many recipes I’ve made, that you can make them really healthy! Like these, substitute some flour for oatmeal, egg for egg substitute, add in some fruit like bananas, and top it with protein filled Greek yogurt. Looks like you’ve got yourself an all-around healthy meal! I’ve also been experimenting with a lot of protein pancakes made with protein powder that are really high in protein and good post-workout snacks ..which I’ll post sometime soon :)  But even with these pancakes, making a whole big batch of them and saving some in the fridge makes such a good snack..or second meal! My brother came in today from Tampa and found my leftover bag of them from this morning. Let’s just say, I no longer have any more leftovers :) But anyways, enjoy these banana bread pancakes as you, “pretend like it’s the weekend”..or, make them now while it is the weekend!

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Banana Bread Pancakes
-1 cup oat flour
-1/2 cup mashed banana (really ripe works best!)
-1 cup of milk
-2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
-2 T sugar
-2 T agave/honey (or more sugar)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 T cinnamon
-2 tsp baking powder
-touch of salt

Directions: mix all ingredients together. Heat pan on stove at medium heat. Cook as normal pancakes! Top with desired toppings. I topped mine with a peanut butter Greek yogurt sauce (recipe below), and bananas.

Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Sauce
-1/4 cup Greek yogurt
-2 T peanut butter
-2 T agave/honey
-Milk to thin as desired
*Mix all together and serve on top on pancakes!