This morning was an unusual one. Normally on a Wednesday morning I would be doing my usual: up at 4:30am, coffee, get ready for work, pack lunchbox and leave for work. Today was a different kind of day. We had our annual staff day at work. Basically we go to the park, cookout, do some training and then head home. So this morning I had plenty of extra time because I didn’t have to be at the park until ten o’clock this morning. I slept in later than usual but still had plenty of time to kill so I decided to do some kitchen experimenting for breakfast. I’m so so glad that I decided too because I discovered these amazing pancakes! They are protein packed and everything on this plate is completely sugar-free “gasp”, yes even the chocolate sauce is sugar-free. I know that sounds absurd but I promise that it is true.
Cabinet hunting is a fun game when you have no idea what you are going to create, so that is where I started. I ended up with all of this loveliness on the counter:
I stared at it for a moment and then decided, PANCAKES!!! I grabbed a small bowl and got to work. I don’t always measure things out completely but this time I decided too in case I wanted to share the recipe. Luckily for me, it was a success and now I can share it with all of you.
For this recipe you will need:
– 1/4 c Pumpkin Puree
– 1 large egg
– 1 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
-1 scoop protein powder
– 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– Dash of vanilla extract
– 2 Truvia packets
– Dash of baking powder
Just add everything to the bowl and mix.
After you get everything mixed together, spray a small skillet with non-stick spray and heat to medium. Pour the batter into hot skillet and cook as you would a normal pancake. When the top and sides start showing bubbles you know it’s time to flip them. I made my pancakes quite large so it only made two but if you make them smaller you could make a mini stack. I had a mini banana left so I sliced it and layered it in between the pancakes.
Now, on to this amazing chocolate frosting/syrup, whatever you want to call it. This stuff is heaven and you could use it for anything and everything. I heated it up in the microwave after mixing it up so it would be a warm topping for my pancakes. This is simple to make and you probably already have the ingredients in your cabinet.
– 2 tbs Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder
– 1 tbs sugar free pancake syrup
– 1 tbs almond milk
Yes…that is it. That is all it takes to make this deliciousness. I got the recipe for this wonderful chocolate frosting from StuftMama. If you have never looked at her website then you really should! She is amazing and has a ton of healthy recipes and fitness ideas.
So after assembling my pancake stack and topping it with the chocolate, I added a tad more sugar-free syrup and sat down to enjoy my wonderful breakfast. If you aren’t a huge fan of pumpkin flavored things you could always switch it out with applesauce and apple pie spice. I’m positive that it would also produce a great outcome. Staff day went splendidly and it was good to see and talk to some of the people I don’t get to be around very often. Tomorrow is back to the normal work schedule but this break today was much-needed. Just in case you wanted to see a picture of the inside of my pancake stack, I took one for you.
I know you all are now drooling on your computer keyboards. Excuse me a moment while I go get a paper towel to clean mine off as well.