This time of year brings all thing sweets and treats! But, which if the sweets and treats were made better for you? What if you can enjoy a stack of delicious mocha peppermint pancakes and enhance your gut health and add in some real protein?
That is exactly what this recipe does! Balancing the “indulgent” kinds of foods with the real nutrients. These pancakes have only 1 TBLS of added sugar and it is real sugar from maple syrup. Plus added bonus there is added fiber, but you will never know.
The holidays are a great time to be cozy, wake up later than usual and also have some delicious treats. Making a batch of these on a winter morning weekend is the best. You can stay cozy in your pajamas and enjoy a nourishing meal that tastes great and is good for. Who doesn’t love that??
One misconception with eating better for you foods is that they don’t taste great. Or that you are giving up delicious foods. Sometimes people think that you can’t have the foods you used to. Which is not the case at all. Better for you eating is about learning how to make food delicious with real ingredients and knowing what you body needs.
Here is the easy and delicious seasonal Mocha Peppermint Yogurt Pancake recipe.
Mocha Peppermint Yogurt Pancakes
- 1 cup Non-dairy flavorless milk or 2% milk
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour or GF flour
- 1 TBLS Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or Peppermint Extract
- 3 TBLS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Egg
- A pinch of Salt
- 1/2 cup 2-5% plain Yogurt
- 1/3 cup Melted Dark Chocolate
- Crushed Peppermint
- Maple Syrup
- To prepare the pancakes, place all the ingredients except the toppings in a blender. Blend until smooth. The batter will be thin and liquid. Heat a skillet pan with butter and evenly coat the skillet pan. Add the batter even amounts on to the skillet pan over medium heat. The pancakes will be thin so they will cook in about 2-3 minutes on side and flip and cook for about 1-2 minutes on the other side. Stack the pancakes on 2 plates. Continue to cook the pancake batter. Once the pancakes are cooked. Melted the dark chocolate and drizzle over the stack of pancakes. Top with a drizzle of maple syrup, crushed peppermint and marshmallows. Enjoy!