Fit Food: Sweet Potato Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Looking for a healthy breakfast recipe that’s perfect for an easy weekend morning feast? Well here it is (especially for you chocolate lovers!)

Pancake Ingredients

Makes 8 large pancakes

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla whey)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Water (as needed)

Cooking Instructions

It doesn’t get much easier than this…

  1. Cut the sweet potatoes (washed, uncooked, skins on) into 1-inch chunks
  2. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend it until smooth (like traditional pancake batter)
  3. Add water to get your desired consistency
  4. Cook one side and flip just like any other pancake!
  5. Top with berries, apple butter, yogurt, or any other healthy options you like (just avoid the processed maple syrup!) Enjoy!

Why Sweet Potato Chocolate Protein Pancakes are a “Fit Food”

Unlike standard pancakes (made with processed, nutritionally-depleted flour) these pancakes pack a punch when it comes to nutritional value. Sweet potatoes are super high in a range of vitamins, iron, and fiber. Plus they are relatively low on the Glycemic Index when cooked quickly (as in this recipe) which makes them a good source of carbs that won’t trigger fat storage.

Finally, the added protein powder makes these pancakes a breakfast that will keep you full much longer than traditional pancakes (which lack any significant protein content at all)