Post-Workout and Go-to Breakfast: Easy Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

For this weeks post, I wanted to share one of my favorite post-workout meal and go-to breakfast. I will be sharing the chocolate chip protein pancake recipe that Remington James made, which I have been eating for the past month.

First, you will need a food scale for this recipe to work. As mentioned in last weeks post, a food scale is the most essential item in the kitchen.

Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes:

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

The ingredients for this recipe are:

  • 54 grams of Hungry Jack pancake mix
  • 31 grams of a protein powder ( preferably vanilla based flavor)
  • 170 grams of non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 92 grams of egg whites
  • 2 grams of baking powder
  • 28 grams of chocolate chips (preferably semi-sweet or sugar free)
  • Sugar free syrup
The ingredients I used

In a mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, protein powder, non-fat Greek yogurt and egg whites. Mix until it is a liquid consistency that you can pour into a pan like pictured below.

Next, add in the baking powder and chocolate chips and mix until all ingredients are combined.

Finally, heat a skillet or a frying pan to a medium heat and pour batter into desired sized pancakes. Cook each pancake for one to two minutes on each side. As the pan gets hotter, cooking time for the next pancakes will be shorter, so be careful not to burn them. I recommend slowly decreasing the heat and cook time as you progress.

After you have used all your batter, top the stack of pancakes off with some sugar free syrup and enjoy. My traditional of pancakes is four medium sized ones, but feel free to make them as big or small as you’d like.

If you followed the recipe exactly how I did, your meal will come out to 512 calories and 54 grams of protein before adding the sugar free syrup. Total calories will differ with the amount of syrup you use and most sugar free syrups are 10 calories a serving, so feel free to go crazy with it.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. I will be sharing some more recipes I usually eat on a daily basis, so be on the lookout for those.

Blake Pieschke is a CSU Public Relations Intern and a senior studying Mass Media at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Blake is from Glencoe, MN and has a passion for sports, fitness, and the outdoors. He plans on pursuing a career in sports journalism when his college career is over.

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