{Recipe} Paleo Cocoa Protein Pancakes

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.

Paleo cocoa protein pancakes

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 2

Paleo Cocoa Protein Pancakes

(Serves 1)

1 greenish banana (thanks to Claire for the tip on this one)

2 eggs

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

  1. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and melt/spread the coconut oil.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. You could do this by hand and I would admire your patience!
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan in small batches. Wait until bubbles appear on the surface before flipping.
  4. 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.

Paleo protein cocoa pancakes

What’s your favourite pancake topping? Are you a breakfast for dinner person?


12 thoughts on “{Recipe} Paleo Cocoa Protein Pancakes

      • I know that brown bananas make baked goods a little sweeter– do you think they would be an okay substitute if I just wanted the end result to be sweet? (And thanks for the quick answer!)

    • It will probably make it sweeter but the texture of the mixture might be a bit different as it won’t be as stiff… Do feel free to experiment though! If you’re worried about the sweetness I’d just go for the a little honey/maple syrup on top but the cinnamon certainly does help in that sense too.

  1. These look really good lovely! I love that they only have a few ingredients too. Pancake topping favourite has to be nut butter. Nothing new or exciting but always a gooden!

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