Chocolate Protein Powder Pancakes With Fig and Date Syrup
Yield: 5 to 7 pancakes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
For the pancakes
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
¼ cup almond milk, plus more if needed
3 tablespoons fig date compote (recipe follows) or fig jam
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup ground oats
3 tablespoons Garden of Life RAW Protein Chocolate
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoonsea salt
Make the syrup
Add all syrup ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat; stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes; let cool slightly. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing down with the back of a spoon to extract all the liquid; reserve fig and date compote for pancake batter.
Make the pancakes
In a large bowl, whisk egg, egg whites, almond milk, fig and date compote, and honey until well blended.
Add oats to a food processor and process until fine. Pour into a medium bowl, followed by the protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; whisk. Pour dry ingredients into the bowl with wet ingredients, and stir until just combined. If batter feels dry or thick, thin with additional almond milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
In a large skillet on medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon coconut oil. When melted, add 2 apple slices and let cook for 45 to 60 seconds, flip. Pour ¼ cup of batter over each apple; gently push down batter with the measuring cup to cover each slice; cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Flip pancake, reduce heat to medium, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and drizzle with fig and date syrup.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont