I like to make pretty much anything taste like dessert and this dark chocolate protein pancake loaf does not disappoint! It’s rich and dense and I’ve been having it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert! Sometimes I just need something sweet to get me through the day and this is just perfect because it doesn’t blow my calories out of the water!
I finally bought the black onyx cocoa powder which I had been holding off on for so ling because I didn’t think that it would make much of a difference. Well, I was wrong. It makes an insanely huge difference and now I wish I bought it when it first came out. It obviously gives everything a deeper, darker look but the taste is also better. The darker cacao powder gives it a rich chocolaty flavor. I haven’t seen these in the grocery stores yet but you can easily find it on Amazon. If you don’t have black onyx cocoa powder, you can use the regular kind or the Hershey’s Dark is great too. Just note that the color won’t be as rich and dark.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s packed full of protein and no one can even tell. It’s low in calories and fat too so I can top this with my favorite peanut butter and it’s perfect!
OK, let’s talk pancake mix. You can use whichever pancake mix you like best for this recipe. Or just whatever you have on hand should work. I’ve been using the Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix for all sorts of things and it works great. One of the best things about it, which some people might not like, is that it’s kind of bland. What’s great about this is that you can make it sweet or savory with just a few steps. When I use it for sweet treats or pancakes I just add some liquid Stevia or Stevia baking blend. Any sugar option you have will work great.
When I’m making something savory with it, I just add seasonings and it takes on that flavor instead. Korean pancakes are one of my current favorites! They’re so good and so easy to make in my DASH Electric Griddle. When I first purchased this it was labeled as a quesadilla maker, which is great but I knew I’d be using it for so many other things instead. It’s really useful! Now it’s called the DASH Express Electric Griddle. Any kitchen appliance that I can just plug in is always a plus in my book.
These will probably last about 5 days in the fridge but I couldn’t be sure because they are usually gone in about 2 days max. If not me, the kids will get into them and then it’s game over. Time to start baking again! Dark chocolate protein pancake loaf is one of my most requested baked items at home. So, I try to make it whenever I can because I know it’s not laced with a ton of sugar like most other treats.
Give this recipe a shot and let me know how you like it! I’ve also got a version that’s packed full of zucchini and you’d never even know it. What I like most about the zucchini version is that it makes it super thick and dense. It’s almost like a bread pudding consistency instead of a cake like consistency. Both are really good!Print
Dark Chocolate Protein Pancake Loaf
Decadent dark chocolate protein loaf that is perfect for breakfast or dessert!
40 g protein pancake mix (or any pancake mix)
30 g protein powder
30 g black onyx cocoa
15 g baking blend Stevia
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
150 g liquid egg whites (or 3 large egg whites)
50 g Fage non fat Greek yogurt
50 g no sugar added apple sauce
50 mL unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can substitute for any milk)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all dry ingredients until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients until well combined.
- Add a little of the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is well combined and you have a runny batter consistency.
- Pour batter into a prepared 9 x 5 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Let cool and serve!
I like using either the Trader Joe’s, Birch Benders, or Pamcakes protein pancake mix but any pancake mix should work just fine.
- Serving Size: 1/8th slice
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 365.4
- Fat: 1.4
- Saturated Fat: .4
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 5.8
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 8
- Cholesterol: 46.8