Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Oh yeah, you read that right!

I told you you hadn’t seen the last of the mint!

We can’t be letting the parfaits have all the fun now, can we? ;)

Just like the mouth-watering layer of mint and cream that was a breakfast highlight of mine for not one, not two, but THREE breakfasts over the last couple of weeks, these pancakes are now my newest mint obsession!

Especially when drizzled with my HEALTHY chocolate sauce!

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

By: Heather Powers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast pancakes high protein high fiber whole wheat pastry flour chocolate mint spinach Pancake Sunday

Ingredients (Serves 1)

For the Pancakes

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour (or more protein powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 5-7 mint leaves (or 1/8 teaspoon mint extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5-7 drops liquid Stevia (or other sweetener)
  • 1 large egg white, whisked
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1-1 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 5-7 drops liquid Stevia (or other sweetener)

Instructions

For the Pancakes

1. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat.
2. In a bowl, combine flour, protein powder, coconut flour (if using), and baking powder.
3. In a blender, combine water, spinach, mint leaves (or extract), vanilla extract, and sweetener. Blend until liquified.
4. Add spinach mixture and whisked egg white to dry ingredients and stir until flour is incorporated.
5. Fold in chocolate chips.
6. Spoon batter into skillet forming 3 medium-sized pancakes and cook approximately 5 minutes per side

For the Chocolate Drizzle

1. Combine cocoa powder, water, and sweetener. Whisk until smooth and then drizzle on top of pancakes.

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Nutritional stats including 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon of “cream”
(fat-free ricotta), and healthy chocolate sauce!

All under 400 calories with 35g of protein AND 11g of fiber!

Feel free to use any “cream” of choice…cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or even a non-dairy alternative…but please don’t leave it out!

Because where’s the fun in eating cookies for breakfast without a little cream in the middle?…or um, smashed and stirred around to make one big chocolately creamy mess on top!

I won’t tell anyone if you lick the plate when you’re done! ;)

Happy Pancake Sunday!

How are you celebrating the last day of the weekend?

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33 Responses to Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

  1. So these will clearly a breakfast this week. There are no words for how tasty these sound!

  2. Haha you are so creative heather!!! In general, I’m not a big mint fan, but I love the idea of adding spinach to pancakes! I might just try these without the mint leaves. I’m sure they would be delicious!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Actually, the first time I made them, I totally forgot to add the mint so I can vouch for the flavor…definitely tasty! ;)

  3. I am LOVING protein packed treats these days! Not only do these sound amazing, but the color is beautiful! That is a perfect way to start the day! YUM!

  4. Kendra says:

    Wow, those look fantastic!! And such a gorgeous green hue as well; I love looking at green-colored food, as they always look so alive and fresh–if that makes any sense whatsoever:P I JUST purchased some mint extract from the store today, and I may be using it to create a mint-cocoa green smoothie tomorrow–but I will try to reserve some to make these pancakes!! I am “celebrating” the last day of the weekend by studying for my upcoming anatomy/physiology test and trying to learn some vocabulary for my Spanish class on Tuesday–sounds fun, right??:D

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I know EXACTLY what you mean! Hope you did well on your test and got a good minty treat as a reward for your dedication to hittin da books! ;)

  5. kris says:

    ooh im loving the green color! – i love anything mint chocolate chip and these just look so good!

  6. You, my dearest Heather, are the queen of pancakes, no questions asked. I don’t know how you do it, but I guess that’s why I’m not the queen of pancakes and you are ;) Chocolate and mint are one of my faaaaavorite flavor combinations. I remember people thinking I’m weird for eating mint chocolate chip ice cream, but pft. It’s good! Ohhh and have you ever had those thin After Eight chocolate mint squares? Swooooon!

    This weekend, I’m doing my best to soak up as much sun as I can since it’s gonna be a nice one! I’ll be headed off to the lake to BBQ soon, and there better be s’mores involved!

    Happy Sunday!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Mmmm, I’ve never had those but I just Googled it and they look amazing! I can’t believe I used to be a chocolate mint hater…so glad I came to my senses! Lol

      And ps, you’ve totally got me blushing! :D

  7. Yay, I’m glad you like it! I’ve actually discovered that applesauce and a little water works even better in them instead of almond milk…there was a shortage of almond milk one day, but an intense need for a bake! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  8. Holy fazoli! I would never ever had thought to make mint pancakes. My goodness….

    And yes, the cream would be necessary. I’m thinking coconut cream with a little extra mint or cocoa powder?

  9. This looks soo good! I have heaps of mint growing in my herb garden so I will have to take advantage of that and try these!
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  10. I love you even more for using spinach to actually make these mint green. My hero.

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  12. Allie says:

    Nope, not a mint fan, but after making that lemon version of your orange creamsicle pancakes? I do not doubt your delicious-pancake-making abilities. In the least.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, Allie, thank you! And just fyi, the first batch of these that I made I totally forgot the mint…and they were JUST as delish! ;)

  13. Oh my heavens… I need these! They look to die for! Can I just tell you that you are a genius??? I love mint chocolate!

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  18. Ohhhh my gosh. You are a genius. I will be trying these very soon – maybe for St. Patty’s day?? I’m so glad you linked back to this recipe!

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