Protein-Packed Gluten-Free & Vegan Chocolate Kachava Banana Pancakes

Breakfast has always been “my thing.” Even when I started my clean eating journey last year, I knew I had to keep my breakfast meals exciting. It’s taken me some time to find the recipes I love them most, but these Chocolate Kachava (Gluten Free / Vegan) pancakes are on the top of my list.

They’re healthier than traditional pancakes, and I’m still getting a ton of protein in each serving. I also don’t need much syrup when eating these, so there’s not much added refined sugar in the meal either.

Gluten-Free & Vegan Chocolate Kachava Banana Pancake Recipe:

  • 1.5 cups Pamalas Gluten-Free Pancake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Kachava Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Flax Seeds + 6 tablespoons water (for the “flax-seed” egg) — let sit for 10 minutes
  • 1/4 cup applesauce (organic, no sugar added)
  • Sliced bananas for topping
  • Cacao nibs for topping (this adds a nice crunch to each bite!!)

Directions:

  • Mix your 6 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of flax seeds together and set aside for 10-15 minutes. This will create your “egg” substitute.
  • After your “flax-seed egg” has formed a gel-like consistency, mix all the above ingredients together. You now have your pancake batter!
  • Heat the pan on your stove, line the pan with vegan butter, and make your pancakes. I use a 1/4 measuring cup to divide my batter.
  • Pour pancakes (about 3-4 inches in diameter), flip once ready.
  • Top with sliced bananas, cacao nibs and pure maple syrup.

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