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Chocolate-Oat Protein Pancakes

Since Cacao is infused in several forms in these thick and hearty pancakes, you can either use Navitas Organics Cacao & Greens Essential Blend for a more chocolatey protein boost or the Protein & Greens Essential Blend for a more potent protein addition. Combined with a Cacao-infused chocolate syrup, this makes for an indulgent yet surprisingly healthy breakfast!

INGREDIENTS

For the Chocolate Syrup:

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1/3 cup Maple Syrup

1½ Tbsp Navitas Organics Cacao Powder

For the Pancakes:

2¼ cups Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

2 Tbsp Navitas Organics Chia Powder

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

1¾ cups Gluten-Free Baking Flour

1 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats

¼ cup Navitas Organics Protein & Greens OR Cacao & Greens Essential Blend

¼ cup Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs

2 Tbsp Baking Powder

½ tsp Sea Salt

Fresh fruit, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Make the chocolate syrup first by adding all the syrup ingredients to a small pot over low heat. Gently warm until the coconut oil is melted while whisking everything together. Remove from heat and cover to keep at temperature.

To make the pancakes, whisk together the almond milk and Chia Powder in a large bowl. Add the olive oil and maple syrup, whisking to incorporate. In a medium bowl, add the flour, oats Essential Blend, Cacao Nibs, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined, using as few strokes as possible.

Warm a large griddle or non-stock pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Working in batches, spoon about 1/3 cup of the batter at a time to make pancakes, spreading out a little with a spoon if batter is too thick. Cook until golden brown on each side, flipping once, and keep in a warm oven until all the pancakes are made. Serve drizzled with a little chocolate syrup and fresh fruit.

Makes 4-6 Servings

 

Submitted by Julie Morris