The Ultimate Christmas Combo

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

My dad and I have to work Christmas day so I’m at my parent’s house this weekend celebrating the holiday. Since this post is set to publish early in the morning, I’m probably about knee-deep in tattered pieces of wrapping paper right about now…

Hopefully Santa brought me some more blogging props this year! 😉

Last weekend, as I was conjuring up my next pan-COOKIE creation, I got to thinking about classic Christmas combos and I don’t know about you, but the FIRST thing that popped into my head was chocolate and peppermint.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes Ingredients

So when NuNaturals sent me some of their new peppermint stevia drops (full review to come) a couple of weeks ago, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to do with them…

Snowman Plate

Take my new (self-gifted) Frosty Junior plate and…

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 1

Pile it HIGH with a stack of peppermint-infused pancakes…

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 2

Drizzle them with dark chocolate sauce…

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 5And cover them with crunch!

Who needs girl scouts when you’ve got peppermint pan-COOKIES?!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 3

And with only a few subtle changes from my Almond Cookie Protein Pancakes, these babies came together in a snap!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast high protein oats peppermint extract winter

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (my favorite is Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added lowfat cottage cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 10 drops NuNaturals peppermint stevia or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract + preferred sweetener

Instructions

1. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine oats, coconut flour, and baking powder, and cocoa powder in a blender or small food processor and process oats to a fine powder.
3. Empty contents into medium-sized bowl.
4. Combine cottage cheese, milk, banana, and stevia (or extract + sweetener) in a blender or small food processor and blend until smooth.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until flour is incorporated.
6. Spoon batter onto skillet, forming 3-4 pancakes.
7. Cook 5-6 minutes per side.
8. Top with Healthy Chocolate Sauce and candy cane pieces.

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Nutritional information for pancakes only:

Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes NutritionLess than 300 calories and over 20 grams of protein!

But wait…the fun doesn’t stop there…

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 1

In the spirit of Christmas…and my own curiosity, I decided I needed to flex my pan-COOKIE-making muscles a bit more (honestly, the ONLY muscles I’ve been stretching, besides my stomach, over the last few days) and came up with…

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes 2

VEGAN Chocolate Peppermint Pan-COOKIES!

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast vegan vegetarian high fiber cocoa flax Pancake Sunday winter

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (my favorite is Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
  • 1/2 medium, ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 10 drops NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia (or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract)

Instructions

1. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine oats, coconut flour, flax, cocoa, and baking powder in a blender or small food processor and process until fine.
3. Empty contents into a medium-sized mixing bowl.
4. Combine banana, almond milk, and stevia (or extract + sweetener) in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
6. Spoon batter onto skillet forming 3-4 pancakes.
7. Cook 5-6 minutes per side.
8. Plate and top with Healthy Chocolate Sauce and candy canes pieces.

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Nutritional facts for pancakes only:

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes Nutrition

If you want to increase the protein a bit, you can sub in vegan protein powder for some or all of the coconut flour.

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Pancakes Instagram

Or you can just crumble them over a chocolate peppermint-spiked smoothie like I did!

Which I also ate cold…with a mini spoon…and a WHOLE lotta chocolate sauce…because it’s the holidays and I’ve been a VERY good girl! 😉

What is your ultimate Christmas combo?

What are you hoping the jolly old elf brings you this year?

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