Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
I’ve been on a course to get healthy and have been lucky enough to meet Nutritionist Ashley Freeman in the process. She’s got some great nutrition tips and my meetings with her are always beneficial I’ve learned a lot from her and it’s often far more than just straight nutrition. I’ve added more protein to my regime and a lot more fresh veggies, fruit and fiber; she’s got some great recipes including this one for chocolate pancakes! Who can resist a healthy chocolate breakfast? If you are looking for extra help in your own journey check Ashley Freeman out!
1⁄2 cup plain oatmeal (old fashioned or quick oats, not instant)
1⁄2 cup egg whites (3 whites)
1⁄4 cup 1% cottage cheese
3⁄4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Oil spray or coconut oil
1 oz. mini chocolate chips (2 tablespoons), divided.
- In blender, combine oatmeal, egg whites, cottage cheese and banana; process until smooth. Add baking powder and cinnamon and process briefly, just enough to mix it in.
- Coat a medium nonstick skillet with oil spray or coconut oil and heat over low flame. Pour 1⁄2 cup pancake batter into pan; sprinkle 1 tbsp. of chocolate chips over top. When the pancake is golden underneath (use spatula to peek), flip and cook for a few minutes on other side.
- Transfer cooked pancake to a plate, and repeat process with remaining batter and chocolate chips to make 4 pancakes.