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!)
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)
It doesn’t get much easier than this…
- Cut the sweet potatoes (washed, uncooked, skins on) into 1-inch chunks
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend it until smooth (like traditional pancake batter)
- Add water to get your desired consistency
- Cook one side and flip just like any other pancake!
- 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)