Monday, December 23, 2013

Coconut Cream Protein Pancakes

Fluffy, filling, and the perfect amount of coconut flavor. I've been wanting to test out the coconut emulsion I picked up at T.J. Maxx. I like the flavor better than coconut extract. It tastes more....natural? It doesn't have a strong aftertaste. But extract works perfectly fine for this recipe too!



Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons oatmeal 
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein 
1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
1 stevia packet
1 tablespoon reduced-fat coconut flakes 
(or regular)
1/3 cup riced cauliflower (pulse in a good processor until finely chopped) 
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese 
1/2 teaspoon coconut emulsion (or extract) 

Directions:

1. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. 
2. Microwave cauliflower rice for 40 seconds. 
3. Add all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth.
4. Cook your pancakes! Be patient, flip when the edges have set and little bubbles start to form. 

I layered my stack with Greek yogurt mixed with stevia. You can also add more coconut flakes.