For me, breakfast always has and always will be the best meal of the day. Even back in my days of rollercoaster eating, bedtime always meant a fast track to breakfast. The meal that can be sweet, savoury or whatever you darn well want. And then, this past year I realised something. I can eat breakfast for whatever meal I darn well want! Pancakes for dinner? It was a revelation.
Having pancakes for dinner, or breakfast if you like to be conventional, is even better when they come without the usual sugar bomb (and for me, without the embarrassingly swollen stomach). Cue paleo pancakes, and no you don’t have to be a paleo fan to enjoy them. Just a fan of good ol’ food.
These pancakes come with an added (option) protein hit for a bit of extra staying power. Not only that, but they’re quick and easy to make, ridiculously simple some might say. Just chuck everything in a blender, whizz away, pour, flip and top with your favourite pancake goodies. I went for cherries, are you surprised?
Paleo Cocoa Protein Pancakes
1 greenish banana (thanks to Claire for the tip on this one)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)
0.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Coconut oil for greasing the pan
- Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and melt/spread the coconut oil.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. You could do this by hand and I would admire your patience!
- Pour the mixture into the pan in small batches. Wait until bubbles appear on the surface before flipping.
- Top and enjoy! The pancakes aren’t that sweet so you might want to add a drizzle of maple syrup on top, depending on your taste buds.
What’s your favourite pancake topping? Are you a breakfast for dinner person?